Name: Carlo Valdes
Sport: Bobsled
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs
DOB: 2/11/1990
Birthplace: Newport Beach, Calif.
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
College: UCLA
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 Four-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 5th in Koenigssee (2/17)
  • 2017 Two-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 7th in Koenigssee (2/17)
  • 2016 Four-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 21st in Igls (2/16)
  • 2016 Two-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 19th in Igls (2/16)
  • 2015 Four-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 9th (3/15)
  • 2015 Two-Man for pilot Steven Holcomb - 17th (3/15)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-2018 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Codie Bascue - 7th in Park City #1 (11/17); SILVER in Park City #2 (11/17); 8th in Whistler (11/17); 11th in Winterberg (12/17)
  • 2017-2018 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Codie Bascue - BRONZE in Lake Placid #1 (11/17); 19th in Winterberg (12/17)
  • 2017-2018 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Justin Olsen - 19th in Igls (12/17)
  • 2016-2017 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - 4th in Whistler (12/16); SILVER in Lake Placid (12/16); 9th in Altenberg (1/17); 7th in Winterberg (1/17); 4th in Koenigssee (1/17); BRONZE in Igls (2/17); 10th in PyeongChang (3/17)
  • 2016-2017 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - 11th in Whistler (12/16); 8th in Altenberg (1/17); BRONZE in St. Moritz (1/17); SILVER in Koenigssee (1/17); 14th in PyeongChang (3/17)
  • 2016-2017 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Codie Bascue - 21st in Igls (2/17)
  • 2015-2016 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - 17th in Altenberg (11/15); 18th in Winterberg (12/15); 12th in Koenigssee (12/15); 8th in Lake Placid (1/16); 16th in Park City #1 (1/16); 7th in Park City #2 (1/16); 15th in St. Moritz (2/16)
  • 2015-2016 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - GOLD in Lake Placid (1/16); 7th in Whistler #1 (1/16); 19th in Whistler #2 (1/16); SILVER in St. Moritz (2/16)
  • 2015-2016 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Nick Cunningham - 4th in Winterberg (12/15)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - 9th in Koenigssee (1/15); 13th in St. Moritz (1/15); 8th in La Plagne (2/15); 9th in Igls (2/15); 9th in Sochi (2/15)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Codie Bascue - 9th in Lake Placid (12/14); 12th in Altenberg (1/15)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man World Cup for pilot Elana Meyers Taylor - 16th in Calgary (12/14)
  • 2014-2015 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Steven Holcomb - 6th in St. Moritz (1/15); 8th in La Plagne (1/15); 5th in Sochi (2/15)
  • 2014-2015 Two-Man World Cup for pilot Codie Bascue - 7th in Altenberg (1/15)
  • 2014-2015 Two-Man North American Cup with pilot Codie Bascue - 7th in Calgary #1 (11/14); SILVER in Park City #2 (11/14)
  • 2014-2015 Four-Man North American Cup for pilot Elana Meyers Taylor - BRONZE in Calgary #1 (11/14); SILVER in Calgary #2 (11/14); 7th in Park City (11/14)
Personal: Enjoys playing golf...Hardcore fantasy football owner...Knows Kung-Fu...Introduced to the sport of bobsled by a former UCLA teammate and javelin thrower, Andreas Drbal, who has also been on the National Bobsled Team...His head coach at UCLA, Mike Maynard, encouraged him to tryout for the team as well. Maynard coached National Team members, Nick Cunningham and Nic Taylor, while they were running track at Boise State....Has a Bachelor's of Art degree in history from UCLA....At UCLA, Carlo played wide receiver for the football team for a year, until he joined the track and field team as a decathlete, then as a javelin thrower....Recently named as an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions, a non-profit organization partnering Olympic and Paralympic athletes with students and teachers in underserved communities. Currently working with students in the San Francisco Bay Area.