Who needs security? Bobsled teammates are also American soldiers
FEB 08, 2014 6:41p ET
From time to time, sports fans love to engage in the age-old argument: Which sport has the toughest athletes?
Football players, you say? Sure, just check the average player's career span of fewer than four years.
How about hockey's finest? One march through the Stanley Cup playoffs is enough evidence, where guys get stitches and barely miss a shift.
UFC fighters and boxers? No doubt. Get in the ring once, just once, if you dare.
But good luck taking down a pair of US bobsled buddies. Meet Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson, who the US selection committee revealed Saturday will be paired in Sochi.
The Olympic two-man competition is slated for Feb. 16-17. But enough about that, let's find out more factoids about our American heroes . . .
Ht/Wt: 5-11, 200 pounds
Home: Monterey, Calif.
Olympic experience: Finished 12th in two-man event in 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Other cool 411: He's a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard. Graduated from Boise State in 2008, where he was also captain of the track team. Began bobsled in 2008 and was immediately picked as a World Cup team alternate. Won two gold medals on Amercia's Cup tour, plus silver and bronze at 2009 National Championships.
Ht/Wt: 6-4, 226 pounds
Home: Georgetown, Ky.
Olympic experience: None.
Other cool 411: He's a sergeant in the Kentucky Army National Guard. A former track star at Eastern Kentucky, Robinson fell into the sport after a conversation with a student he was coaching while at Georgetown College.