Salt Lake Tribune: Olympic bobsled dream finds a taker

Utah Olympic ParkThe following is an exerpt from an article originally posted at sltrib.com:

Jay Noller found his way into bobsledding by virtue of a drunken roommate’s profane dare and an airline ticket he had serendipitously won in a hoop-shooting contest in college.

Now, he’s trying to lure others.

Just three years into a bobsled career that never would have taken off without the free ticket that delivered him to a tryout camp, the 29-year-old native Texan who now lives in Salt Lake City organized the latest in a series of open tryouts at the Utah Olympic Oval on Saturday, hoping to discover some talented athletes or sponsors to add his team or at least raise interest in his new sport.

Noller directed all of them to developmental programs at the Utah Olympic Park where he trains in Park City — the younger men might have a chance at skeleton, he figured — he was particularly interested in Doug Levasseur, the 35-year-old golf shop manager from Park City who was finally abiding a friend who had always told him he has the perfect build for a bobsled athlete.

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