PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University track & field alumnus Evan Weinstock '14 made his Olympic debut Sunday evening and currently sits in 12th place at the halfway mark of the two-man bobsled event to open the Pyeongchang games at the Olympic Sliding Center.
Weinstock, along with pilot Justin Olsen (Air Force), put together impressive starts at the top of the course during each of their runs for a total time of 1:39.21. Nico Walther of Germany leads the field at 1:38.39, just ahead of Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Johannes Lochner.
Team USA's two other sleds, piloted by Nick Cunningham (Boise State) and Hakeem Abdul Saboor (Virginia Wise), finished at 24th and 25th, respectively.
The third heat in two-man bobsled is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.KT/6:15 a.m. ET Monday, with the fourth and final heat to follow at 10 p.m.KT/8 a.m. ET.
Weinstock, who will also compete in the four-man event, is one of two Brown alums in Pyeongchang along with fellow bobsledder Lauren Gibbs '06 (volleyball).