February 19 is a national holiday in the U.S. (President’s Day) but in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it’s business as usual at the 2018 Winter Olympics. While the female freestyle skiiers compete for gold in the Freestyle Halfpipe, and figure skaters vie for a spot on the medal podium, the two-man bobsled teams will run their final course for the gold. Americans are rooting for 23-year-old Codie Bascue from Whitehall, New York. He’s making his Winter Olympics debut for the Team USA.
According to Team USA, Bascue is “extraordinary young for an Olympic bobsled driver.” Most bobsledders transition to the sport from another like track or football after college. But Bascue started driving sled at the age of 8! (He lives near Lake Placid!) Bascue competed at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012, at the age of 18. On a personal note: Team USA also reports that the 5’8” tall, 195 lbs. athlete “has more supplements in his closet than clothes” and his favorite place to eat is Five Guys Burgers & Fries. Check out Bascue measuring a supplement scoop below! The 2018 Winter Olympics will broadcast live from Korea on Monday, February 19 at 8pm on NBC.
I’ve had such an amazing time here in #pyeongchang 🇰🇷 From Opening Ceremonies, to hanging out and watching other sports, to just being in this amazing atmosphere, this experience has been so great so far! I’m so ready to compete though! The boys are anxious as well! Less than a week until the 2-man race! #teamusa #pyeongchang2018 #winterolympics #gotime