fast track to gold: bobsledder jesse beckom III
posted: December 23, 2013
Jesse Beckom III operates in beast mode all the time. After speaking to him on the phone I thought I had a pretty good idea of how strong the football player-turned-bobsled push athlete is. Then I watched a clip of a dry-land training session where he squat 545 lbs, three times. Strength, determination, and commitment were quickly redefined for me.
Jesse’s the kind of dude who balanced three jobs (including bouncing at a nightclub) to make his athletic dreams come true. He completed a Masters Degree in City Planning while training, and recovered from a debilitating episode of Compartment Syndrome that kept him from competing for two years. All this and he’s hilarious to boot.
Meet Jesse Beckom III: USA National Team bobsled push athlete (the guy on the team who gets the sled moving), Sci-Fi movie fanatic, dedicated son, brother and uncle and Sochi 2014 Olympic hopeful.