Winter Games Athletes
As the most accomplished member of Canada's bobsleigh team, Rush will pilot the Canada-1 sled with Dave Bissett, Neville Wright and Lascelles Brown. He will also compete in the two-man event with Brown. Rush won a bronze medal as a driver in the four-man at the 2010 Olympics, missing out on silver by 0.01 of a second. He became the first Canadian in more than 40 years to win an Olympic medal in the four-man. Rush and Brown captured bronze in the 2013-14 World Cup finale Jan. 25. Although he initially trained as a brakeman, a pulled hamstring led to him choosing to attend driving school instead. After racing in the shadow of two-time Olympic medalist Pierre Lueders, Rush has his breakthrough during the 2009-10 season as he won World Cup medals in the two-man and four-man events. He then claimed a silver medal in the two-man at the 2012 world championships, and took the top spot in the overall two-man standings the following season for his first World Cup title. Rush made the switch to bobsled after a football career as a linebacker at the University of Saskatchewan. His silver medal in the two-man at the 2012 worlds came with brakeman Jesse Lumsden, a former CFL player.