Soldier- Athletes Compete For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team Headed To Beijing – Interview

Soldier- Athletes Compete For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team Headed To Beijing – Interview

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U.S. Army Soldier-Athletes are among the hundreds of American athletes currently competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Qualification trials were completed full men’s and women’s teams named in mid-January.

Internationally known for their skill,

the men and women of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) were selected for their ability to perform at the highest level of their sport.

They have spent the pandemic with Olympic Gold in mind undergoing intensive training with elite civilian and military coaches at the best facilities in the country, all while serving their nation in the military.

Keeping up with their uniformed counterparts,

these Soldier-athletes have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career as well as their winter passions and Olympics dreams.

WCAP Soldier-athletes and coaches are awaiting winter sport team selections in Bobsled, Luge, Nordic Combined, and Skeleton. Don’t miss the chance to hear from them on:

  • What their Olympic journey and training has been like.
  • Insight into their unique winter sport and skills required.
  • The ways in which being a Soldier makes them a better athlete and Olympian.
  • What the qualification and team selection waiting period was like and how they persevered.
  • Their team selection outcome and Olympic plans ahead.

Join me in a recent interview with Soldier-Athlete,

Sergeant Justin Olsen (WCAP and Team USA Coach-Bobsled and Skeleton) from San Antonio, TX as he discusses his Olympic dreams and journey, role as a Soldier-athlete and what it’s like to be on the two greatest teams on Earth.

Listen to the entire interview here:

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SGT Justin Olsen was introduced to bobsledding in September 2007, when he attended a recruitment camp in Lake Placid, New York. “It was an adrenaline rush I’d never experienced before, and it still is today,” he says. For more than two decades, he has perfected the craft, and his year-round work has earned him numerous awards and honors, including a gold medal in 4-man bobsled in the 2010 Olympic Games, held in Vancouver, and a number one global ranking.


Photo and Interview courtesy: U.S. Army

Cynthia Tait

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