A little less than an hour from now (1 p.m. PST), Olympic athlete and certified IT professional Steven Holcomb will continue his quest for the Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. As reported by the Microsoft Born to Learn blog and by CNET, Steven’s an A+ certified professional and a Microsoft MCP who has taken some time off from the tech world to pursue the ultimate prize in both the 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh events at the super-fast Whistler track in Vancouver. Holcomb and his partner Curtis Tomasevicz finished out of the medal race at sixth place in the 2-man event. However, coming into competition on Friday Holcomb, Tomasevicz and their U.S. teammates Steve Mesler and Justin Olson are sitting in first place in the 4-man bobsleigh event.
Holcomb is an avid video gamer and is pursuing a computer science degree. And you can see his dedication to the IT business just by looking at his twitter name; pcbobsledder. He also likes to have fun at work. Check him out as he does The Holcy Dance in his free time in Vancouver.
Be sure to check out Holcomb as he continues his quest for Olympic gold. The 4-man bobsleigh event concludes Saturday, February 27.
They did it!
CompTIA A+ certified technician Steven Holcomb and his “Night Train” U.S. Olympic 4-man Bobsleigh team took the Gold Medal. It was the first time the U.S. won the gold in that event since 1948, and almost certainly the first Olympic Gold Medal for an A+ certified technician.