Former Boise State track star to compete in Olympics

Former Boise State track star to compete in Olympics

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Former Boise State track star Nick Cunningham will once again be representing the United States of America in the Winter Olympics.

Piloting both the 2-man and 4-man bobsled teams for the USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Cunningham will be making his second Olympic appearance. He was the brakeman for the 2-man and 4-man sleds for the USA in the 2010 winter games in Vancouver.

Following the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Cunningham switched from the brakeman position to the pilot. In the 2012 World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., Cunningham was able to pilot his team to a birth in the 2014 Sochi Olympics as the third sled to qualify.

Cunningham, a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, played football at Monterey Peninsula College in 2005 before transferring to Boise State in 2006 to run track and finish his degree in communication.

While at Boise State, Cunningham was named the men’s track and field team captain for both 2007 and 2008 and was part of the Broncos 2006 Men’s Indoor and Outdoor WAC Track & Field Championship team. He was also an NCAA West Regional qualifier in the 200m event.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi begins on Thursday, Feb. 6 and will by aired on NBC and sister networks.

Cunningham’s first event will be the 2-man heat qualification on Feb. 16, while the 4-man qualification will take place on Feb. 22.

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Steen has been all about sports since he could walk. Currently, he’s an avid golfer. Steen is currently the assistant sports editor for The Arbiter, and has been a sports writer since fall 2012. Steen is majoring in communication with an emphasis in media studies to work in public relations. He will graduate in December 2014. Steen feels Boise State sports have done wonders for putting Boise on the map. Steen is also a Twitter addict, so follow him on Twitter @michaelsteen2.