Electrical engineer goes for olympic gold

Calendar Icon Feb 16, 2010      Person Bust Icon By Carole Wilbeck | Engineering     RSS Feed  RSS Submit a Story

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.

Nebraska Engineering, UNL, the state of Nebraska, and the nation are proud of this Olympic effort. Learn more about Tomasevicz at Huskers.comtomaseviczbobsled.com, and at the US Olympic Web site.

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