Bio

Curtis Lee Tomasevicz         Brakeman (2&4 man)



Date of Birth: September 17, 1980

 

 

Birthplace: Shelby, Nebraska.

 

 

Hometown: Shelby, Nebraska.

 

 

Height: 6’1” (1.85 m)

 

 

Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)

 

 

Education: Bachelor and Master’s of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering with minor in Astronomy from University of Nebraska

 

 

 

 

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog”

 

 

- Bear Bryant

 

 

Curt Tomasevicz began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and made an appearance in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, only two years after his debut as a bobsledder. He placed sixth in four-man in Torino, Italy, with driver Steven Holcomb. Tomasevicz has won the U.S. National Push Championships four times. He won his first World Cup gold medal with driver Steve Holcomb in Cesana, Italy in 2007. Curt began his first attempts at driving in the U.S. Team Trials in October 2007 and his competed in a few America’s Cup races earning a bronze in Calgary in 2008.

As part of Team Night Train, Curt won the 4-man World Championships in Lake Placid in 2009. He also took the bronze medal in 2-man in the same World Championships.

His greatest bobsledding accomplishment came in February of 2010 when his team won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 4-man bobsled race. It was the first gold medal for the U.S. in bobsled in 62 years. Curt also took 6th place in the 2-man event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

In 2014, his 4-man team took the Bronze Medal at the Sochi Olympics against an incredibly competitive field.

Curt comes from a small Nebraskan town, which hails a population of 690. His family includes his parents Dennis and Amy and one younger brother Jon. Curt is a baseball umpire and a high school football official. He is also a huge Cubs fan. His favorite movie is The Sandlot and his favorite books are by Michael Crichton. His favorite music is Pearl Jam, Candlebox, and Collective Soul. Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate milk are his favorite foods. Curt’s hobbies include playing bass guitar, astronomy, and reading. Greg Maddux is his favorite athlete.

 

 

Curt played running back and linebacker for the University of Nebraska from 2000-2003. He was Academic All-Big XII in 2003.

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