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Offline hgeek23

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Athletes needed (bobsled)
« on: April 17, 2020, 04:10:27 PM »
Hey all,
Hate to ask again (asked last season,) but Israel Bobsled is looking for a couple of brakeman who would be interested in doing 4-man bobsled for the 2022 Olympic cycle.
This entails being on the "road" (Park City, Vancouver/Whistler, and Lake Placid) from October-March.  It's a serious push, just trying to line things up correctly, so if you or someone you know is an athletic, team-oriented, zionistic Israeli (or Jew looking to make Aliyah,) then please feel free to reach out.
Adam.edelman [at] olympian [dot] org, or whatsapp at 617-237-0242

This is the phase of getting a team lined up behind an already-experienced pilot in a program that has already made an Olympic debut, so we have the know-how and skill, but need teammates.  The skill necessary for recruits is being able to push something heavy quite fast, and a tolerance for discomfort, as it is not a thrill-ride by any stretch.  Good baseline metrics to go by would be a 30m sprint sub-4 seconds, a clean above 100+kgs (220+lb,) and a squat above 130kg (285lb.) There's time to train up so these are just for reference. Rugby, lacrosse, former track athletes and football players, etc. would make for promising candidates.

I am self-funding this thus far, and organizing it.  But as team members come aboard would need a sponsor.  If you know of any please also feel free to DM, though in the present economic climate, finding people is the number one priority.

Have a great shabbos!
AJ Edelman
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