Event: Bobsled | Hometown: Georgetown, Kentucky | Age: 31
Army Sgt. Dallas Robinson, of the Kentucky Army National Guard, seemingly came out of nowhere to earn a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team. He came from tiny Berea College in Berea, Ky., where he was coaching track and field.
After injuries helped derail his quests to make Team USA in both track and rugby, Robinson followed one of his protégés to Park City, Utah, where he immediately got hooked on bobsledding.
"With the wife's permission of course, I decided I would commit to the sport full time," Robinson said. He said he likes the camaraderie between his teammates and the other nations.
Four years later, Robinson is a Soldier pushing the USA-2 four-man sled with teammates Army Sgts. Nick Cunningham, Justin Olsen as well as civilian Johnny Quinn. He may also compete in the two-man event.
"Words cannot explain what it feels like to wear and compete in a USA uniform." said Sgt. Dallas Robinson.