- NAME: Steve Holcomb
- OCCUPATION: Athlete
- BIRTH DATE: April 14, 1980 (Age: 33)
- Did You Know?: Steve Holcomb has become known for performing his celebratory "Holcy dance."
- Did You Know?: At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Steve Holcomb won the first gold for the U.S. in the four-man bobsled event since 1948.
- Did You Know?: At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Steve Holcomb was part of the first two-man bobsled team to win an Olympic medal since 1952.
- Did You Know?: At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Steve Holcomb became the first U.S. bobsled driver to two medals in the same game since Stanley Benham in 1952.
- EDUCATION: Park City Winter School, University of Phoenix, DeVry University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Park City, Utah
- Full Name: Steven Holcomb Jr.
- Nickname: Holcy
- AKA: Steve Holcomb
- AKA: Steven Holcomb
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Steve Holcomb was the driver for the U.S. men's Olympic bobsled team that won the gold medal in the four-man event at the 2010 Winter Games.
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He and his partner, Steven Langton, placed third, earning the U.S. a bronze medal. The Olympic victory drew headlines becasue Holcomb became the first bobsled driver from the U.S. to medal in the event in 62 years, his second 62-year record-breaking run—in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Holcomb's first place victory as part of the four-man bobsled event was the first gold medal won by the U.S. team in 62 years.
In Holcomb's final event in the 2014 Winter Olympics, the four-man bobsled competition,
he and his teammates—Curt Tomasevicz, Chris Fogt and Langton—took home the third place medal. With two bronze medals under his belt, Holcomb's win signified yet another end to a 62-year drought for the U.S., with the last bobsled driver to have won a pair of medals in the same Olympic games being in 1952.
Holcomb joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete program in 1999 and served as a member of the Utah National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 2006.
Having taken classes in computer programming from the University of Phoenix and DeVry University, the gold medalist is an A+ and Network+ certified technician and Microsoft certified professional.
The end of 2012 brought the release of Holcomb's biography, But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold, in which he detailed the physical and emotional struggles that nearly ended both his career and his life.
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