Chris Fogt:Mormon Olympian
Christopher “Chris” Fogt is an American bobsledder and a member of the famed Team Night Train. Team Night Train opened the 2013–2014 World Cup season with seven straight gold medals for the first time in history. His four-man team won a bronze medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Born May 29, 1983, in Orange Park, Florida, Fogt was raised in Utah. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in business management. He ran track and field at UVU where he was team captain for two years and set an indoor school record in the 100-meter sprint, and the 60-meter dash. While competing in track and field, he was invited to try bobsledding.
Fogt is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a full-time mission in the Philippines. He is married to Rachel Nelson and they are expecting their first child (as of February 2014).
He is an Eagle Scout and a Captain in the Military Intelligence branch of the U. S. Army. He was deployed to Iraq shortly after the Vancouver Games. He is part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program. He reports back for active duty on May 5, 2014.
He tried out for his first bobsled team in 2007 after attending a camp in Lake Placid, New York. Since then he has pushed for drivers on the America’s Cup and World Cup circuit. He was brakeman in the four-man team for the 2009–2010 World Cup and in the 2009–2010 America’s Cup. He was part of the USA-2-men team that crashed and finished last in Vancouver.