Steven Holcomb was born on April 14th, 1980 in Park City, Utah. He is an American bobsledder who has been competing since 1998. Prior to bobsleigh, Steve was involved in alpine skiing for twelve years. He also served in the Utah Army National Guard for seven years, leaving the military with an honorable discharge in June of 2006. In the 2007 World Cup season, Steve won the overall two-man World Cup Championship. As he began making a name for himself and rising in the ranks of American bobsledders, a degenerative eye condition began to affect his competitive skills. A non-invasive surgical procedure provided a temporary measure of correction during the 2007-08 Season, allowing him to earn seven medals, three of which were gold. However, before the start of 2008-09 Season, the condition worsened and a revolutionary procedure was called upon to restore Steve’s 20/20 vision. With the procedure behind him, Holcomb and his two & four man teams took home seven medals. At the FIBT World Championships, Steve won four medals, one gold and three bronzes. He became the first American man to win the Two-man World Cup title. Steve won both the 2007 and 2010 Combined World Cup titles and the 2010 4-man World Cup title. He made the US team in both the two-man and four-man events for the 2010 Winter Olympics and led the four-man US bobsled team to a gold medal victory, ending a 62-year gold medal drought in US Olympic four-man bobsled competition.
The World Liberty TV team was on hand to interview Steve Holcomb at Times Square New York at the Road to Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, 2014.