First-time Olympian ... Ranked third among the U.S. men in the giant slalom, his specialty event ... Played a leading role in ski movie Truth In Motion: The U.S. Ski Team's Road to Vancouver ... Independent spirit shows in preference for tattoos and tuning his own skis.
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.