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John Napier
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Birth name John Napier
Nationality American
Date of birth December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) (age 23)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sport
Sport Bobsleigh
Event(s) Two-man, Four-man
Coached by William Tavares

Sergeant John Napier, Army National Guard (born December 12, 1986) is an American bobsled driver and a soldier in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He won the two-man event at the 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Championships with Cory Butner[1]. At the 2009 FIBT World Championships, he placed 17th in the two-man event with T.J. Burns[2] and 11th in the four-man event with Jesse Beckom, Jamie Moriarty, and Nick Cunningham[3].

At the 2009–10 Bobsleigh World Cup event in Lake Placid, New York, he won the two-man event with Charles Berkeley[4] and the silver medal in the four-man event with Jamie Moriarty, Steven Langton, and Christopher Fogt

Napier began competing in 1994 and became a member of the U.S. national team in 2002. His parents were both bobsledders; his father, William Napier, was a former president of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation[5]. Napier enlisted in the Vermont Army National Guard in June 2007 and joined the World Class Athlete Program in May, 2008.

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