BOISE, Idaho - Boise State Alum Nick Cunningham will make his Olympic debut in four-man bobsled on Friday (Feb. 26), as the former Bronco track and field team member will compete as brakeman on the USA-3 bobsled team driven by Mike Kohn.
Cunningham already teammed up with Kohn in two-man bobsled in these Olympic games, as the U.S. duo earned a 12th-place finish with a time of 3:29.78. Kohn and Cunningham finished 3.13 seconds behind the gold medal winners.
Before beginning his bobsled career just four years ago, Cunningham ran track for three seasons at Boise State. As a sprinter for the Broncos, Cunningham was a NCAA West Region qualifier in the 200-meter. He also helped Boise State sweep the indoor and outdoor Western Athletic Conference Championships in 2006.
Since graduating with a communications degree from Boise State in 2008 Cunningham spent the past four seasons fighting for a spot on the USA-3 sled. He was an alternate since 2007-08 and even started this season as an alternate before earning a starting spot on the sled.
Heat No. 1 of the four-man bobsled competition is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. The second heat is set to begin at 2:40 p.m., Friday. The four-man bobsled competition will conclude with heats No. 3 and No. 4 on Saturday.