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LIVING THE DREAM: Schenectady native Napier driver on U.S. bobsled team

Schenectady native John Napier, second from left, stands with Steve Langton, left, Chuck Berkely, second from right, and Chris Fogt after driving the USA-2 four-man sled to a fifth-place finish in Winterberg, Germany, in December. The same quartet will make up the USA-2 four-man team at the Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Schenectady native John Napier, second from left, stands with Steve Langton, left, Chuck Berkely, second from right, and Chris Fogt after driving the USA-2 four-man sled to a fifth-place finish in Winterberg, Germany, in December. The same quartet will make up the USA-2 four-man team at the Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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For as long as he can remember, John Napier had one goal in life. “Kids dream of being an astronaut or a firefighter. I always wanted to be a bobsledder,” said the 23-year-old Schenectady native. “I’m one of those fortunate people on Earth, to be doing what I love.” Napier isn’t just a bobsledder; this week, he’ll officially be an Olympic bobsledder. Napier will pilot the USA-2 sled at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British ...

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