The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Hobbies: Playing football and meeting friends. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2010)
Occupation: Serves in the Army
Language spoken: German, English
Club name: SWC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal: Oberwiesenthal, Germany
Coach: Janko Neuber (Athlete, 05 Feb 2010)
Debut: 2002 for Germany, European Championship (Athlete, 05 Feb 2010)
Injuries: In 2007, he injured his right foot and was out for five weeks.
In October 2005, he suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb.
In 2001, he missed 12 weeks of skiing after breaking his left hand.
In 2000, he broke his left hand and was out for eight week. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2010)
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.