2022 Bobsled By The Numbers

Team USA By The Numbers
Nick Cunningham, Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, Christopher Kinney and Samuel Michener of the United States compete during 4-man Bobsleigh Heats on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • Ten of the 12 U.S. bobsledders honed their athletic skills in college before donning red, white and blue.
  • U.S. women bobsledders have won a medal at every Olympic Winter Games since women’s bobsled was introduced on the program in 2002: 2002 (gold), 2006 (silver), 2010 (bronze), 2014 (silver and bronze) and 2018 (silver).
  • 2022 U.S. Olympic bobsledders competed collegiately in five different sports:
    • Basketball: Sylvia Hoffman (LSU Shreveport)
    • Football: Hakeem Abdul-Saboor (UVA at Wise); *Charlie Volker (Princeton); *Carlo Valdes (UCLA)
    • Lacrosse: Josh Williamson (Mercer)
    • Softball: Elana Meyers Taylor (George Washington)
    • Track & field: Jimmy Reed and Frank Del Duca (Maine); Kris Horn (UMass); Kaysha Love (UNLV); *Charlie Volker (Princeton); *Carlo Valdes (UCLA)
      * indicates multi-sport collegiate athlete
  • Pilots Elana Meyers Taylor (George Washington) and Kaillie Humphries are four-time Olympians, while brakewomen Sylvia Hoffman (LSU Shreveport) and Kaysha Love (UNLV) will be making their Olympic debuts in Beijing. On the men’s side, Carlo Valdes (UCLA) and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor (UVA at Wise) are returning for their second Olympic appearances, while their six male teammates will be heading to Beijing to compete in their first Olympic Winter Games.
  • The Beijing Olympic Winter Games mark the first time monobob will be contested – the all-female event kicks off February 10.

  • Joining NHL goaltender Jonathan Quick (2014 Olympian), Kris Horn is just the second UMass college athlete to compete for Team USA at an Olympic Winter Games.
  • In addition to being track and field teammates at Maine, Jimmy Reed and Frank Del Duca were in the same graduating class (2014).
  • With student-athlete Sylvia Hoffman, LSU Shreveport is the only NAIA school with a student-athlete on the full 2022 U.S. Olympic Team roster.
  • While George Washington boasts many summer Olympians, Elana Meyers Taylor remains the only student-athlete from the school to compete for Team USA at an Olympic Winter Games.

  • Hakeem Abdul-Saboor (UVA at Wise) and Frank Del Duca (Maine) are both members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program – a program that provides resources and support to U.S. soldiers competing on the national and international stage.
  • Kaysha Love was a three-time NCAA tournament participant while running track at UNLV (2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • During his time at UMass, Kris Horn competed as a decathlete and was crowned Atlantic Ten champion his final two seasons with the Minutemen.
  • Elana Meyers Taylor (George Washington) has experienced many firsts in her athletic career. In addition to being the first U.S. athlete to earn three Olympic bobsled medals, she tossed the first pitch of the George Washington softball program, tallied the first hit and scored the first run.
  • Sylvia Hoffman (LSU Shreveport) and Josh Williamson (Mercer) found the sport of bobsled through Scouting Camp: The Next Olympic Hopeful – a USOPC-run, televised try-out camp designed to bring new talent into Team USA’s sport pipelines.
  • Carlo Valdes (UCLA) was encouraged by his UCLA track coach, Mike Maynard, to try the sport of bobsled.