Chris Fogt and USA-1 take bronze in four-man bobsled

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Chris Fogt reacts after winning the bronze medal in the four-man bobsled.
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Chris Fogt reacts after winning the bronze medal in the four-man bobsled.
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Feb. 23, 2014

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Utah Valley University alumnus Chris Fogt and his USA-1 bobsleigh team took bronze in the four-man bobsled Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The tandem of Fogt, Steven Holcomb, Steven Langton and Curtis Tomasevicz won the medal by taking third at the Sanki Sliding Center with a combined time of 3:40.99.

The medal marked a first for the former UVU sprinter and multiple school record holder in track & field. It also marked the second of the 2014 Winter Olympics by a former Wolverine student-athlete and alum as Noelle Pikus-Pace took silver in the skeleton last week.

Fogt (Alpine, Utah) and his four-man team that was driven by the fellow Utahn Holcomb (Park City) had two solid runs on Saturday but found themselves sitting in fourth place entering Sunday's final two runs (54.89 in heat 1 and 55.47 in heat 2). USA-1 then managed to make the podium by putting up times of 55.30 and 55.33 in runs three and four, respectively, to just edge out Russia-2 for third place by three one-hundredths of second (3:41.02). Russia-1 won gold with a time of 3:40.60 on its home track while Latvia-1 took the silver (3:40.69).

Fogt also took part in the two-man bobsled for Team USA last week. The 2008 graduate of UVU and Cory Butner made up USA-2 and the duo placed 12th out of 20 teams with a combined time of 3:47.19.

Sochi marked Fogt's second Olympic Games as he also competed for the U.S. in the four-man bobsled in Vancouver in 2010.

Fogt, who is an Army Captain, spent the year after the 2010 Olympics in Iraq. He competes in U.S. bobsled as part of the Army's World Class Athlete program and is heading back to active military duty in May.