by Chris Price
(Lake Placid NY-January 17, 2006) The United States Bobsled and Skelton Federations have nominated Todd Hays, of Del Rio, Texas, to the United States Olympic Committee for consideration to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
Hays will be making his third trip to the Games, after winning a silver medal as part of the four man bobsled team in 2002. He also competed in the two man event, placing fourth with teammate Garrett Hines.
He finished the 2004-2005 season ranked ninth in the two man event, sixth in the four man event and seventh in the combined World Cup standings.
He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in physical education in 1994, after a stellar career in football. He was also the 1993 National Kickboxing champion.
Hays will be joined on the team by Pavle Jovanovic (Tom’s River, NJ), Steve Mesler (Buffalo, NY), Brock Kreitzburg (Akron, OH), Steve Holcomb (Park City, UT), Bill Schuffenhauer (Salt Lake City, UT), Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, NE), Lorenzo Smith III (Kankakee, IL) and Randy Jones (Atlanta, GA).