Oct. 21, 2013
OREM, Utah - Former Utah Valley University track & field sprinter Chris Fogt is one step closer to representing team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, after he and Steve Holcomb teamed up to post the fastest time at the U.S. two-man bobsled team trials on Sunday in Park City, Utah.
Fogt, who ran track for UVU from 2004-2007 and still holds school records in the 300 and 400-meter dashes, and Holcomb finished their two runs in Park City on Sunday in 1 minute and 37.20 seconds. To read more about how Fogt did on Sunday Click Here or Here.
Fogt, a 2010 Olympian from Alpine, Utah, also won the national bobsled push championship on Aug. 1 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The captain in the U.S. Army topped the field by 0.042 seconds and set a new Canadian Ice House record for the fastest push from the brakes position in the process. To read more about Fogt at the U.S. Men's Bobsled National Push Championships Click Here or Here.
Fogt will hope to represent the U.S. in both the two and four-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics. To compete in the upcoming Olympics, Fogt and the U.S. need to earn a certain amount of points in the World rankings to see how many teams qualify from each country. Fogt's driver, Steve Holcomb, won the gold medal in the four-man bobsled at the 2010 Olympics.