Electrical engineer goes for olympic gold
Calendar Icon Feb 16, 2010 Person Bust Icon By Carole Wilbeck | Engineering RSS
Curt Tomasevicz thrives on challenge. While earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at UNL, he was a linebacker and special teams player who started as a walk-on with Husker Football. He later earned his master's degree in electrical engineering at UNL.
His newest challenge is Olympic-sized. The 6’1”, 225-pound native of Shelby, Nebraska competes on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team: Feb. 20-21 in the two-man sled (with driver Steven Holcomb) and Feb 26-27 as brakeman in the four-man sled (named Night Train).
Tomasevicz was on the four-man bobsledding team that finished sixth at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy; more recently, his team finished first at the 2009 World Championship and led as 2009-10 World Cup points champion. Favored to win the gold at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, they seek the USA's first Olympic gold medal in bobsledding in 62 years.