Fresh off the Christmas break, we flew into Munich and drove down to Koonigsee, Germany for world cup race number six. Koonigsee is the home of the famous Eagles Nest, Hitlers last stronghold, for all you history buffs. Koonigsee, is a very tough German track and it showed in the first race for the women and the mens two man, where we were shut out of medals. We did come away with a fifth place by Erin Pac, so at least we got on the podium.
The next day the four man race was completely different. Again powered by very impressive starts that ranked 1st and 2nd in the second heat, we won the silver and bronze, with Steven Holcumb and John Napier, with 3 time Olympic gold medalist Andre Lange (GERMANY) winning gold. Andre Lange is probably the greatest bobsled driver in the history of the sport. Earlier this year, I had the priviledge of helping him out with some adductor strain issues he was dealing with.
This next week we are in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It's a big, big week as the USA Olympic team is named at the end. Stay tuned.