Olympian Nick Cunningham of Monterey was among three Bay Area athletes named Sunday to the U.S. national bobsled team ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Push athletes Chuck Berkeley of Walnut Creek and Andreas Drbal of Belmont also made the 14-man team that opens the World Cup season Nov. 24 in Calgary, Canada.

Cunningham, a member of the Army World Class Athlete Soldier program, will pilot USA-2 after finishing second to reigning Olympic champion Steve Holcomb in all four selection races.

"This is the most impressive team we've ever had going into an Olympic year," U.S. coach Brian Shimer said in a statement.




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