Like any great bobsledding story, Dakota Lynch’s tale begins in Africa.
OK, so maybe the setting is not typical, but then again, neither is Lynch’s path to earning a spot as one of 14 members of the USA national bobsled team.
Lynch serves as a pilot in the Air Force. It was last February during a deployment in Africa that a friend he was serving with noted how he had read a story about Nate Weber, an Army Green Beret who was bobsledding in the Olympics.
Lynch was a star athlete growing up in Boise, and had continued to stay in shape through his military service. His first experience on a sled was in August, and by the end of October he was named to Team USA.