Nebraska native Nicole Brungardt has been chosen to compete in the World Cup bobsled championships this weekend.
She made her debut in the World Cup last weekend in Calgary, Canada, finishing eighth with pilot Nicole Vogt.
The team’s solid performance earned them a spot in the most anticipated event of the season this weekend in Whistler, British Columbia.
“I am elated and honored to represent God and my country in the 2019 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships this weekend,’’ said the former Wayne State volleyball and track athlete. “It is a true blessing to be able to experience the things I’ve prayed for.”
She and Vogt will compete in the two-man bobsled race on Saturday and Sunday, marking the first world championship competition of Brungardt’s career.
Brungardt and Vogt will race in the first heat on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and again Sunday at 3. The athlete or team with the lowest combined time over four heats is declared the winner.
Brungardt, who is from Norfolk, also was selected by her coaches and teammates to represent the team as the flag bearer in the opening ceremonies.