|Birthdate:||February 3, 1982|
|Birthplace:||Paul Smiths, NY|
|Hometown:||Paul Smiths, NY|
|Residence:||Lake Placid, NY|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'11" / 167 lbs|
|Teammates:||Jay Hakkinen, Lowell Bailey, Jeremy Teela|
2006 Olympian ... Has moved to the top of the U.S. biathlon team's depth chart after two strong seasons on the World Cup ... Always carries a bottle of hot sauce with him on the road ... Started biathlon when he was 12 years old ... Dates German double gold medalist from the 2002 Salt Lake Games, Andrea Henkel.
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.