Like his bobsled teammates Steve Langton and Chuck Berkeley, push athlete Chris Fogt comes from a background in track and field. The Alpine, Utah-born sprinter set school records in the 100-meter sprint and 60-meter dash while attending Utah Valley University and spent two years as team captain. He began the sport of bobsled in 2007 after attending a camp in Lake Placid.
Taking to the track
Fogt landed on the World Cup circuit during his first season in (2007-08), pushing for drivers such as Mike Kohn, John Napier and Stephan Bosch. The following season, Fogt earned several America's Cup medals, including two four-man golds with Napier. Again a part of Napier's sled, Fogt grabbed a World Cup silver and bronze during the 2009-10 season, redefining his place in Napier's four-man sled in Vancouver.
Fogt is a member of the World Class Athlete Program, like Napier. While completing his Business Management degree from Utah Valley, Fogt was also a ROTC participant and a second lieutenant in the Army's Military Intelligence branch.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.