Curt Tomasevicz began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and made an appearance in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, only two years after his debut as a bobsledder. He placed sixth in four-man in Torino, Italy, with driver Steven Holcomb.
He won his first World Cup gold medal with driver Steve Holcomb in Cesana, Italy in 2007. Curt began his first attempts at driving in the U.S. Team Trials in October 2007 and his competed in a few America’s Cup races earning a bronze in Calgary in 2008.
As part of Team Night Train, Curt won the 4-man World Championships in Lake Placid in 2009. He also took the bronze medal in 2-man in the same World Championships.
His greatest bobsledding accomplishment came in February of 2010 when his team won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 4-man bobsled race. It was the first gold medal for the U.S. in bobsled in 62 years. Curt also took 6th place in the 2-man event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Curt played running back and linebacker for the University of Nebraska from 2000-2003. He was Academic All-Big XII in 2003.
At 33, he’s preparing for what he says is likely his final Olympic run. The 4-man bobsled competition in Sochi begins on Friday.
Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on KLIN, interviewed USA Bobsled Team member Curt Tomasevicz.
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