The late Steven Holcomb was arguably the most accomplished U.S. bobsled driver in history.
He was the only American pilot to earn three Olympic medals and the only one to earn world titles in both the two- and four-man.
Holcomb’s career highlight came at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, when he guided the Night Train to four-man gold, ending a 62-year U.S. Olympic title drought in the event.
Holcomb led a team with push athletes Steve Mesler, Justin Olsen and Curt Tomasevicz.
“It took me 13 years to get it,” said Holcomb, who started bobsledding in 1998. “Coming away with a gold medal is just about everything you’d think it would be. A lot of people ask, what’s it like? Exactly like you’d imagine, except times 10.”
Holcomb then earned bronze medals in the two- and four-man in Sochi, ending a 62-year U.S. medal drought in the two and competing with what he later learned was a torn Achilles.