National Guard World Class Athletes

National Guard World Class Athletes National Guard World Class Athletes The National Guard World Class Athletes are members of the National Guard and have applied and qualified for the Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP).

The Army World Class Athlete Program is a program that provides outstanding Soldier-athletes with support and training to compete and succeed in national and international competitions and in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This program allows Soldier/athletes to compete and achieve excellence while serving in the military.

USA Bobsled & Skeleton
02/27/2012

USA Bobsled & Skeleton

Check out our four-man bobsled World Champions! It must feel like home standing on top of that podium. Photo credit: Faye Hendrick.

 Congrats to SGT Justin Olsen who was part of USA 1 and winning the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 4 man bobsled title this weekend....
02/27/2012
USA-1 sweeps World Championships with four-man bobsled win | News | USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federatio

Congrats to SGT Justin Olsen who was part of USA 1 and winning the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 4 man bobsled title this weekend. All of our National Guard Soldiers did an amazing job this weekend! Read more about it at http://bobsled.teamusa.org/news/2012/02/26/usa-1-sweeps-world-championships-with-four-man-bobsled-win/46863?ngb_id=23

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2012)–Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) made history with his USA-1 push crew of Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas), Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) and Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) as the first U.S. pilot ever to sweep the two and four-man bobsled World Championship races...

Congrats to Team USA for capturing GOLD at the World Championship 2-man bobsled event.  Past World Class Athlete Soldier...
02/21/2012
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation

Congrats to Team USA for capturing GOLD at the World Championship 2-man bobsled event. Past World Class Athlete Soldier Steve Holcomb claimed the gold with civilian Steve Langton. WCAP Soldiers finished 6th (SGT John Napier and CPT Chris Fogt) and 9th (PFC Nick Cunningham and SGT Dallas Robinson). SGT Olsen and Steve Holcomb also helped Team USA-1 claim the Team event gold medal. Also in the Team Competition, SGT Robinson teamed with PFC Cunningham in the 2-Man Bobsled run helping Team USA-2 to a fourth place finish.

More information and complete results can be found at http://bobsled.teamusa.org/

Brad Stewart worked at the Utah Olympic Park as a tour guide and wanted to try the sport of skeleton since he got a discount on the intro. camp More

Competition updates:SGT Spenser Mango took 1st place with a 4-0 record in the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tourna...
02/06/2012
Cunningham teams with Robinson to finish ninth in World Cup debut | News | USA Bobsled & Skeleton Fe

Competition updates:

SGT Spenser Mango took 1st place with a 4-0 record in the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
You can follow him at: www.themat.com


SGT Dallas Robinson and SGT Nick Cunningham competed in the Whistler World Cup at Whistler, Canada 3-4 February 2012. They placed 9th in the 2 and 4-man competition.
Follow them at: http://bobsled.teamusa.org/news/2012/02/04/cunningham-teams-with-robinson-to-finish-ninth-in-world-cup-debut/46508

WHISTLER, Canada (Feb. 3, 2012)–Rookie pilots Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) and Cory Butner (Yucaipa, Calif.) put forth a solid effort in tonight’s two-man bobsled World Cup race in Whistler. Cunningham teamed with Dallas Robinson (Georgetown, Ky.) for his World Cup debut as a driver to lead t...

01/17/2012

Great job, SGT Mortensen and SGT Griffall on a 6th place finish in the Oberhof, Germany World Cup competition!

01/04/2012

Hope everyone had a great holiday break! Now it's time to get back to competing!

Congrats to SGT Spenser Mango for coming in 1st with a 4-0 record in the 55kg category of the 2011 U.S. Open Wrestling C...
12/21/2011
usaluge.org - Mortensen/Griffall storm into 5th in Calgary as US places 2 in top 10

Congrats to SGT Spenser Mango for coming in 1st with a 4-0 record in the 55kg category of the 2011 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships. Read more at: http://www.themat.com/

Big props to SGT Matt Mortensen and SGT Preston Griffall for a 5th place finish in the Calgary World Cup! Read more at: http://www.usaluge.org/dyncontent.php?articleid=1376

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada - Matt Mortensen and Preston Griffall gave the United States luge team its best World Cup result of the season when the doubles team finished fifth in a World Cup competition Saturday night in Calgary, Alberta.

12/08/2011

It might be winter outside but our National Guard summer Soldier/athletes are training hard for their Olympic Trials. MAJ Dan Browne (pictured) is preparing for his race on Jan 14 in Houston, TX. Go MAJ Browne!

Another great day of racing in Austria for the first World Cup! PFC Olsen teamed with Steve Holcomb and team Night Train...
12/04/2011
USA-1 starts four-man season with silver | News | USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation

Another great day of racing in Austria for the first World Cup! PFC Olsen teamed with Steve Holcomb and team Night Train to earn a silver medal in 4 man bobsled. SGT Napier also piloted the National Guard 4 man sled to a 12th place finish.
Read more at: http://bobsled.teamusa.org/news/2011/12/04/usa-1-starts-four-man-season-with-silver/45714?ngb_id=23

IGLS, Austria (Dec. 4, 2011)-The BMW Night Train four-man bobsled crew was back in World Cup action for the first time this season in Igls. Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah), Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.), Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas) and Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) teamed together as USA-1...

National Guard Soldier/athlete Spc. Nick Cunningham has raced to 8 medals so far this season in the America's Cup Compet...
12/02/2011
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation

National Guard Soldier/athlete Spc. Nick Cunningham has raced to 8 medals so far this season in the America's Cup Competition. Spc. Cunningham took the bobsled driver's seat after competing as a push athlete and racing in the 2010 Olympics. And coach Sgt. Rohbock took the driver's seat as well to finish with a bronze in the Park City America's Cup race. Follow Spc. Cunningham and Sgt. Robock this season at www.bobsled.teamusa.org.

As a push athlete for driver John Napier, Jesse Beckom helped win a silver medal at the 2009 National Championships and an 11th place finish at the 2009 World Championships.

11/29/2011
News Articles | News | USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation

While many of us enjoyed a Thanksgiving at home our Soldier/athletes were hard at work. In one of the many races over the weekend, SGT Napier teamed with CPT Fogt and finished in 5th place in the Europa Cup Bobsled Races at Konigssee, Germany.

More info and complete results can be found at http://bobsled.teamusa.org/news/articles

And in luge SGT Preston Griffall and SGT Mattew Mortensen competed at the World Cup Luge races at Igls, Austria and finished in 11th place with a 2 run combined time of 1:19.486.

More info and complete results can be found at http://www.usaluge.org/dyncontent.php?articleid=1350

The USA-1 four-man bobsled crew finished just 0.03 seconds from the medals for fourth place in the final Europa Cup race of the Koenigssee event this morning. read more

SGT Napier driving the National Guard sled.
11/29/2011

SGT Napier driving the National Guard sled.

10/13/2011

National Guard Soldier/athletes (2LT Mike Kohn, SGT Shauna Rohbock, SGT Courtney Zablocki, and PFC Justin Olsen) made an apperance at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) convention in Washington, DC this week. They had the honor of meeting the Acting Director of the Army National Guard, Major General Raymond Carpenter at the event.

AUSA 2011
10/13/2011

AUSA 2011

Doubles duo of SGT Matt Mortensen and SGT Preston Griffall take gold at the National Guard Luge Start Championships.  ht...
10/08/2011
usaluge.org - Ashley Walden Takes 10th Start Title During National Guard Luge Start Championships

Doubles duo of SGT Matt Mortensen and SGT Preston Griffall take gold at the National Guard Luge Start Championships. http://www.usaluge.org/dyncontent.php?articleid=1313

With the start of the 2011-12 luge season three days away, Ashley Walden started things out right; by winning her 10th-career start title during the National Guard Luge Start Championships held on October 7. The event was held at the USA Luge indoor start training complex located in Lake Placid.

Watch the National Guard Luge Start Championship live tonight at 6 pm on www.usaluge.org!  Soldier/athletes will compete...
10/07/2011
United States Luge Association - Official Site

Watch the National Guard Luge Start Championship live tonight at 6 pm on www.usaluge.org! Soldier/athletes will compete to see who has the fastest start off of the hill before getting on ice on October 10th.

Official site of the U.S. Luge Association includes history, team info, Olympic news, and season schedule.

09/30/2011

Big ups to 2LT Mike Kohn. This summer he completed Officer Candidate School (OCS) to be promoted to 2LT and was aslo selected to the Qualification Course ('Q' course) after making it through Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS). Check out what he endured on Youtube by searching, "Two weeks in Hell." How does your summer compare?

09/22/2011

Take a look at a past photo shoot with Olympic medalists 2LT Mike Kohn ('02 Bronze) and SGT Shauna Rohbock ('06 Silver). As the season gets colder it is time to hit the ice and remanise on past seasons!

2010 Winter Olympic Boblsed Team - Photos by SRSC
09/22/2011

2010 Winter Olympic Boblsed Team - Photos by SRSC

09/10/2011

Congrats to PFC Olsen who was named to USA 1 after the Bobsled Push Championships. PFC Olsen is a 2010 Olympic Gold medalist and a recent NY National Guard member. The winter season is just around the corner for bobsled and luge athletes with the Lake Placid track set to open Oct. 10.

08/05/2011

Remember those photos from May? I finally have a few to share!! Check them out and let us know what you think!

Final picts from May photo shoot
08/05/2011

Final picts from May photo shoot

ESPN Rise Games - SGT Oswalt- Orlando, FL
07/20/2011

ESPN Rise Games - SGT Oswalt- Orlando, FL

07/16/2011

In Orlando? Join SGT Vanessa Oswalt at the ESPN Rise Games July 17-18.

06/17/2011

Congrats to Sgt. Golden Coachman for finishing 3rd at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, TN. Coachman competes in the 800 meter and finished with a time of 1:47.55. Way to go!

06/17/2011

Thank you fellow athletes and friends for the continued support!

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