USA's Cunningham qualifies for Vancouver Olympics' bobsled team

Idaho StatesmanJanuary 18, 2010 

Nick Cunningham, who has been competing in bobsled for 18 months after wrapping up his Boise State career, qualified during a World Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday.

Cunningham, 24, is the brakeman on USA-3, which is driven by Mike Kohn of Myrtle Beach, S.C. A total of three four-man bobsleds will represent the U.S. in Vancouver next month.

Cunningham, from Monterey, Calif., was a 165-pound sprinter at Boise State and helped lead the Broncos to a 2008 WAC championship. Now he's a 5-foot-11, 210 pounder - the last athlete to jump in the boblsed as it begins its run.

Cunningham is the third athlete with Boise ties to qualify for the Vancouver Olympics. Aerials skier Jeret Peterson (Timberline High, 2000) and biathlete Sara Studebaker (Boise High, 2003) also will represent the United States.

The U.S. boblsed lineup for Vancouver:


Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah)

Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas)

Steve Mesler (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.)


John Napier (Lake Placid, N.Y.)

Chuck Berkeley (Clayton, Calif.)

Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.)

Chris Fogt (Alpine, Utah)


Mike Kohn (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Jamie Moriarty (Winnetka, Ill.)

Bill Schuffenhauer (Orem, Utah)

Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.)

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service