LDS 4-man bobsledder ready for Olympic Games

by | Feb. 25, 2010

Saints & Sports

Chris Fogt was running track for Utah Valley University in Orem when a couple of men approached him and asked him a question that would take his well-planned life in a totally different direction.

"After my race, some guys said, 'Hey you're pretty fast. Do you want to try pushing a bobsled?'" the American Fork High graduate recounts. "I didn't know anything at all about the sport."

Which is why his parents were a little surprised he jumped at the chance to give it a try.

"It was kind of out of the blue," said his mom, Janet Fogt. "He was just a track athlete at UVU and then all of a sudden he was trying out for (the U.S.) bobsled team. It was just foreign to us. We were skeptical at first, but we're very happy for him."

The decision to give the strange, new sport a try earned the 26-year-old Mormon a spot on the 2010 U.S. Olympics Team. He pushes for USA-2 and driver John Napier on Friday and Saturday at Whistler Olympics Park for a chance at a medal.

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