CNNSI.com Winter Olympics 2002 Winter Olympics 2002


 

Men: Todd Hayes | Garrett Hines | Randal Jones | Pavle Jovanovic | Michael Kohn | Bill Schuffenhauer | Doug Sharp | Brian Shimer | Daniel Steele | Darrin Steele
Women: Jill Bakken | Vonetta Flowers | Jean Racine
 
Todd Hayes
Age: 32  Height: 6'3"  Weight: 235 

Birthday: May 21, 1969
Hometown: Del Rio, Texas
Position: Driver with Jones. Driver with Jovanovic, Schuffernhauer and Hines.
Olympic History:
Competing in his first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Ranked seventh in 2000-2001 World Cup 4-man driver's standings.
• Ranked tenth in 2000-2001 World Cup 2-man driver's standings.
• Won 2000 National Team Selection Races in 2-man and 4-man.
• Ranked tenth in 1999-2000 combined World Cup standings.
• Sixth in 2-man at 2000 World Championships.
• Won 2-man and 4-man 2000 U.S. Sliding Sport Championships.
• Second at 1999 World Push Championships (with Will Stople).
Back to the top
 
Garrett Hines
Age: 32  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 210 

Birthday: July 3, 1969
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Position: Pushman with Hayes, Schuffenhauer, Hines.
Olympic History:
Competing in second Olympics. Fifth in 4-man and tenth in 2-man at 1998 Games.

Accomplishments:
• Won 2000 Brakeman Push Championships.
• Fourth in 4-man and sixth in 2-man at 2000 World Championships.
Back to the top
 
Randal Jones
Age: 32  Height: 5'11"  Weight: 195 

Birthday: June 24, 1969
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Position: Pushman with Hayes.
Olympic History:
Competing in third Olympics. In 1994, placed 13th in 2-man with Shimer. Fifth in 4-man at 1998 Games.

Accomplishments:
• Third at 1997 World Championships.
• Won 1995 National Brakeman and Side Push Championships.
• Third at 1993 World Championships.
• 1992-1993 World Cup overall and combined champion.
Back to the top
 
Pavle Jovanovic
Age: 25  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 220 

Birthday: January 11, 1977
Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
Position: Pushman with Hayes, Schuffenhauer and Hines.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Second in 2000 Brakeman Push Championships.
• Fourth at 2000 World Championships.
• Won 1999 National Push Competition for side-push.
• Fifth at 1999 World Championships.
Back to the top
 
Mike Kohn
Age: 31  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 200 

Birthday: May 26, 1972
Hometown: Chantilly, Va.
Position: Pushman with Shimer, Sharp and Steele.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Won 2000 U.S. Sliding Sport Championships.
• Won 2000 National Sliding Championships.
• 13th at 2000 World Championships.
• Sixth at 1999 World Push Championships.
• Fifth at 1999 World Championships.
Back to the top
 
Bill Schuffenhauer
Age: 27  Height: 6'0"  Weight: 210 

Birthday: June 24, 1974
Hometown: Ogden, Utah
Position: Pushman with Hayes, Jovanovic and Hines.
Olympic History:
Competing at first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• First at 2000 Park City AC.
Back to the top
 
Doug Sharp
Age: 32  Height: 5'10"  Weight: 205 

Birthday: November 27, 1969
Hometown: Jeffersonville, Ind.
Position: Pushman with Shimer, Kohn, Steele.
Olympic History:
Competing in his first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Third at 2000 Brakeman Push Championships.
• Won 2000 National Sliding Championships.
• 13th at 2000 World Championships.
• Won 1999 Bobsled National Championships.
• Sixth in 2-man at 2000 World Championships.
• 12th at 1999 World Championships.
Back to the top
 
Brian Shimer
Age: 39  Height: 5'11"  Weight: 190 

Birthday: April 20, 1962
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
Position: Driver with Kohn, Sharp and Steele. Driver with Steele.
Olympic History:
Competing in fifth Olympics. Fifth in 4-man and tenth in 2-man at 1998 Games. In 1994, placed 13th in 2-man. Seventh in 2-man in 1992. Finished 16th at 1988 Games.

Accomplishments:
• Fourth in 4-man at 2000 World Championships.
• Second in 4-man at 2000 U.S. Sliding Sport Championships.
• Fifth in 2-man and 4-man at 1999 Bobsled World Championships.
• Second in 1996-1997 World Cup points.
• Third in 2-man and 4-man at 1997 World Championships.
Back to the top
 
Dan Steele
Age: 32  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 220 

Birthday: March 20, 1969
Hometown: Rock Island, Ill.
Position: Pushman with Shimer, Kohn and Sharp.
Olympic History:
Competing in second Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Fifth in decathlon at 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
Back to the top
 
Jill Bakken
Age: 25  Height: 5'6"  Weight: 142 

Birthday: January 15, 1977
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Position: Driver with Flowers.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Sixth at 2000 World Championships.
• Second at 2000 World Cup Championships.
• Won 2000 U.S. Sliding Sport Championships.
• Second at 1999 U.S. National Push Championships.
Back to the top
 
Vonetta Flowers
Age: 28  Height: 5'6"  Weight: 155 

Birthday: October 29, 1973
Hometown: Helena, Alabama
Position: Pushwoman with Bakken.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Second at 2000 National Team Trials.
• Seven-time All-America track and field athlete at Univeristy of Alabama.
Back to the top
 
Jean Racine
Age: 23  Height: 5'4"  Weight: 135 

Birthday: September 20, 1978
Hometown: Waterford, Mich.
Position: Driver with Johnson.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Won 1999-2000, 2000-2001 World Cup title.
• Second at 2000 World Cup Championships.
• Second at 1999 Monaco World Push Championships.
• Won 1999 National Driver's Push Competition.
Back to the top
 
Gea Johnson
Age: 34  Height: 5'7  Weight: 160 

Birthday: September 18, 1967
Hometown: Monticello, Utah.
Position: Pushwoman with Racine.
Olympic History:
Competing in first Olympics.

Accomplishments:
• Second in 2000 Brakeman Push Championships.
• Fourth at 2000 World Championships.
• Won 1999 National Push Competition for side-push.
• Fifth at 1999 World Championships.
Back to the top
 

 


 
CNNSI