Half of Team USA’s ‘Night Train’ bobsled team are Eagle Scouts

holcomb-2010Feb. 23: Full results below

Team USA’s bobsledders must be born with a superhuman drive to reach their goals.

How else can you explain the fact that 50 percent of USA-1, the four-man Olympic bobsled team with strong medal hopes in Sochi, are Eagle Scouts?

Eagle Scout Steven Holcomb (pictured with a couple of Cub Scouts) will pilot USA-1, nicknamed “Night Train” for its all-black paint job. He helped snap a 62-year American gold medal drought in four-man bobsled with his win in Vancouver.

Don’t miss Eagle Scout Mark Ray’s profile of Holcomb from the Summer 2010 Eagle Scout magazine (PDF).

chris-fogtHolcomb’s push team includes fellow Eagle Scout Chris Fogt (right), an Iraq War veteran who competed in the Vancouver Games as a member of USA-2.

Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton round out the four-man team, which has its first heat on Saturday, Feb. 22. Find full schedules and viewing info below.

Follow the jump to learn how and when you can cheer on these Eagle Scout bobsledders.

Four-man bobsled

Eagle Scouts Steven Holcomb and Chris Fogt, along with Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton, won Bronze for the USA-1 “Night Train 2” team.

Note: Bobsled times are cumulative, meaning the team with the lowest time after all four runs wins.



  • Runs 3 and 4 on Sunday: NBC will re-air Runs 3 and 4 during NBC’s daytime block beginning at 2 p.m. EST on Sunday.


All races will be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com. You’ll need to authenticate your cable/satellite subscription to watch, so cord-cutters are unfortunately excluded. And if you plan to see who wins gold live on Sunday, better set your alarm.

Two-man bobsled


Eagle Scout Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton won bronze for USA-1Eagle Scout Chris Fogt and Cory Butner finished 12th with USA-2.

  • Run 1: USA-1: 56.34 seconds (2nd place), USA-2: 56.45 seconds (3rd place)
  • Run 2: USA-1: 1:53.18 (3rd place), USA-2: 1:53.56 (11th place)
  • Run 3: USA-1: 2:49.59 (3rd place), USA-2: 2:50.33 (12th place)
  • Run 4/Final: USA-1: 3:46.27 (Bronze medal!), USA-2: 3:47.19 (12th place)

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