Athlete Profile

John Sokolowski, 26, of Miramich-East, N.B., has been deemed a natural fit with the national bobsleigh team since joining in October of 2000. Sokolowski, who played football collegiately as a defensive end, has the coveted combination of strength and speed necessary to be successful in bobsleigh.

He quickly became a vital member of the national team with a fifth-place finish at the 2000 world juniors and a 15th-place finish at a World Cup event in Calgary during his first year with the team.