March 13, 2018 > A homecoming fit for a champion
A homecoming fit for a champion
Submitted By Sonia Anand Rodrigues
In honor of the athletic accomplishments of Olympic Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Bobsled) and her husband Nic (Team USA Bobsled), dignitaries and a marching band welcomed the couple on March 8th at their local training facility, 24-Hour Fitness in Newark. Elana returned home to the United States after a silver medal win at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018.Ê Nic is an Alternate for Team USA Four-Man Bobsled team.
Elana Meyers Taylor is a three-time U.S. Olympic medalist and current world champion in bobsled. She is the first person to win two Olympic medals in both bobsled positions (driver and brakeman); her 2015 gold medal was the first world championship title in womenÕs bobsled for the U.S. Competing since 2007, Elana was named to the national team in her first season. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, masterÕs degree in Sports Management and an MBA in Finance, putting her knowledge to good use when she interned in the finance department for the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland.
Nic Taylor is part of the 2016 Four-Man Bobsled in the World Championships. He has been a competitive athlete since 2011 and chosen as an alternate for the Men's Bobsled team at the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2018.Ê He is a two-time North American Cup silver medalist in the Four-Man Bobsled, most recently capturing both a gold medal in the Norther American Cup event in Calgary and a bronze medal in the North American Cup in Park City.Ê Nic holds a Bachelor of Engineering with a focus on Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University; a Master's degree from Concordia University at Irvine in Exercise Science, Coaching and Athletic Administration; and a Bachelor's degree in Sports Psychology from California State University Northridge.Ê
Along with local dignitaries including Newark Mayor Alan Nagy, the Newark Memorial Marching Band generated excitement in Newpark Mall with a rousing celebratory parade.
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