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Hunter Church, Joshua Williamson, Carlo Valdes and Charles Volker of USA compete in the 4-man Bobsleigh during Day Three of the BMW IBSF World Cup Bob & Skeleton 2021/22 at Veltins Eis-Arena on December 12, 2021 in Winterberg, Germany.

Team USA Bobsled is heading to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games with serious medal-winning potential. Bobsled pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries are both four-time Olympians in women’s bobsled.

The U.S. women have won medals at every Olympic Winter Games since women’s bobsled debuted at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.  The U.S. men are not considered medal favorites at the 2022 Games, but don’t count them out: veteran pilot Hunter Church recently finished on the podium for the second time and hopes to carry that momentum to the Beijing track.

This year, 12 U.S. bobsledders qualified for the 2022 Winter Games: four women and eight men. They will compete in two events per gender. Unlike the regular world cup races, Olympic bobsled races involve four runs held over two days (rather than two runs in one day), making the sport even more mentally challenging.

Here are the remaining bobsled events:

Friday, Feb. 18, 7:00 a.m. – Two-Woman Bobsled: Heats 1, 2
Friday, Feb. 18, 8:30 p.m. – Four-Man Bobsled: Heats 1, 2
Saturday, Feb, 19, 7:00 a.m. – Gold medal event: Two-Woman Bobsled: Heats 3, 4
Saturday, Feb, 19, 8:30 p.m. – Gold medal event: Four-Man Bobsled: Heats 3, 4

Here’s a look at who is on the 2022 U.S. Olympic bobsled team: