The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Hobbies: Playing basketball. (bsd-portal.de, 12 Jan 2010)
Occupation: Serves in the Army
Club name: BSR Rennsteig Oberhof: Oberhof, Germany
Position / Style: Brakeperson (bobsport-lange.de, 06 Jul 2005)
Other sports played: He previously competed in athletics as a sprinter. He won a bronze medal in the 4x100m at the 1998 World Junior Championships. (bundeswehr.de, 06 Jul 2005)
Injuries: He was injured in late 2004 and early 2005. (bsbn.nl, 16 Feb 2005)
Marital status: Single
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.