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Air Force pilot makes Team USA in an unlikely sport | Stars and Stripes

Air Force pilot makes Team USA in an unlikely sport | Stars and Stripes

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.

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