Eric Bernotas
Sport: Skeleton
Birthdate: August 5, 1971
Birthplace: West Chester, PA
Hometown: Avondale, PA
Residence: Avondale, PA
Ht: / Wt: 5'11" / 175 lbs
Olympics: 2006
Event: Men's

Getting to know: Eric Bernotas

The Pennsylvania native took his first trip down a skeleton track at age 30, after battling depression, Tourette syndrome, and alcoholism... He stumbled into the sport by chance, getting lost on a road trip and ending up in Lake Placid...At age 38, Bernotas returns for his second Games after finishing sixth in Torino.


DateEvent RankResults
Thu, Feb 18 - 7:30pMen's Run 1 of 4 1453.23
Thu, Feb 18 - 9:00pMen's Run 2 of 4 141:46.78
Fri, Feb 19 - 6:20pMen's Run 3 of 4 152:40.11
Fri, Feb 19 - 7:50pMen's Run 4 of 4 143:33.27

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    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.

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