Sam Michener

Power, Precision, Speed, and Punishment BioAchievementsMore Pushing a four-man Bobsled requires power, precision, and speed. Sam Michener, of Gresham, Oregon, possesses all those qualities in abundance. As the brakeman for the US team, Sam is responsible for the last extra push that sends the sled screaming down the track at speeds up to 90 mph.…

Jimmy Reed

If You Can Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt You… BioAchievementsMore “USA! USA! USA!” This is the chant that Jimmy Reed loves to hear when competing in the 4-Man Bobsled event on his home track in Lake Placid, New York. Even when he’s abroad, however, he finds inspiration from the poem by Rudyard Kipling that…