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Schenectady native Napier earns spot on Olympic bobsled team

Team USA 2 with pilot John Napier, Charles Berkeley, Steven Langton and Christopher Vogt arrives for a third-place finish in World Cup competition in Koenigssee, southern Germany, on Sunday
Team USA 2 with pilot John Napier, Charles Berkeley, Steven Langton and Christopher Vogt arrives for a third-place finish in World Cup competition in Koenigssee, southern Germany, on Sunday
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In a world obsessed with being No. 1, Schenectady native John Napier will settle for No. 2 — for now. Napier, 23, will pilot the USA-2 two-man and four-man sleds at next month’s Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. “Since my earliest memories, I’ve always dreamed of this,” said Nap­ier Sunday during a teleconference call from St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the U.S. team completed in a World Cup event. “Now, the dream has come true.” ...

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