Tomasevicz Earns Silver Medal From Sochi Olympics

March 28, 2019 - 1:12pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering professor and former Husker linebacker, Curt Tomasevicz is now a silver medal winner at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Bobsled and announced they received official word from the International Olympic Committee that two American men’s bobsled teams were awarded silver medals instead of bronze medals.

The Russians won both the two-man and four-man competitions in 2014. However, the Russians recently vacated their medals after the Russian pilot and push man were disqualified for doping offenses.

Tomasevicz, who was a member of the U.S. four-man team, learned of the news walking out of class.

“For the most part, it’s been kind of taxing, kind of an emotional roller coaster, we get excited at points and then sometimes it’s a disappointment and then we don’t hear anything for a long time too," Tomasevicz said. "So, I would love to say that I am really excited and it’s a pretty awesome honor, but I guess it’s just taking a little bit of time to really sink in.”

Tomasevicz said the news is bitter sweet because the pilot of both American teams passed away a year and a half ago. They would have loved to celebrate as team. But the Shelby, Nebraska native, three-time Olympian and two-time medal winner said it’s never too late to do the right thing.







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