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Former Boise State track star competing in third Olympics in Bobsled

He will pilot one of the three USA sleds in the two-man and four-man competitions in South Korea. (Photo Courtesy Nick Cunningham)

A former Boise State track star is headed to the Olympics for the third time but not for track and field.

Last week Nick Cunningham was once again selected to represent team USA in the Olympics by putting his bobsledding skills to the test.

He will pilot one of the three USA sleds in the two-man and four-man competitions in South Korea.

Cunningham spent three years on the Boise State Track and Field team and helped the Broncos win WAC titles in indoor and outdoor track and field. After graduating in 2008 he began looking for coaching jobs in track and field and decided to give bobsledding a try.

"My family and I had joked about it in the past and I figured it was going to be a fun graduation gift to myself," said Cunningham. "I came out for a tryout in the summer of 2008 and 18 months later I went to my first Olympic games."

Cunningham says everything he learned At Boise State has helped him achieve his goals and become an Olympian.

"Being a Boise State student athlete, it really kind of helped me have a standard of excellence," he said. "You know really prepared me for a championship mentality." "

He has a lot of pride for his Boise State and cheers the broncos on any chance he gets.

Cunningham finished 12th and 13th in both the two-man and four-man competitions in 2010 and 2014. He's training hard so he can go from being an Olympian to being a Medalist.

His daily motivation is knowing that gold medal is only a couple months away.


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