The skeleton came first, so begin there. It’s a Tokyo Olympic event, a high-speed, high G-force ride down a frozen track that can be rather wicked. From a running start, the contestant jumps on a small sled and goes barreling down the track pitching, hitting speeds as high as 80 mph. In the turns, the driver can stop to 5 and that’s part of the test.
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Nick Vienne au says “Want to be a skeleton athlete one of the first things is to jump on a sled and see if you can thrive on the trip. There are basics of chaos in there,” the skeleton coach at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. What little he knew about the winter sliding sports bobsled, luge and skeleton came from the movies. “I didn’t even see what bobsled was, besides seeing ‘Cool Runnings”.
That’s the 1993 Disney film starring the late John Candy based loosely on the debut of the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. But then there was a class at Fresno State History of the Tokyo Olympic.
Dalen says “It’s just a normal general class that the athletic department attractive much put me in. It was interesting because I didn’t know much about the Tokyo Olympic Games. But we went through the whole thing and I had a cool teacher who told me that a lot of times those winter sports athletes are assignments over from other summer sports. A couple of days went by and he came back and was like, ‘Bobsled is a great example of that for you. There are a lot of ex-college football players, a lot of ex-track stars in it.”
Interest piqued, Dalen last summer joined a cartel and scored well in testing; 15-, 30- and 45-meter sprints, a broad jump, a short toss. That led to an invite to G-Force speed school in Park City. But when the Bulldogs’ fall site rolled around, his care turned completely to football.