GRESHAM, Ore. -- Sam Michener has fulfilled his Olympics dream.

U.S.A Bobsled & Skeleton announced Monday morning that the 2007 graduate of Barlow High School is a member of the U.S. National Bobsled Team.

He will be a pusher on the four-man team driven by Nick Cunningham, the best of the three driver on Team U.S.A. Because of his height, he will ride at the back of the sled.

Michener began his Olympics quest in 2012. He had finished running track at University of Idaho and went to a bobsled tryout camp. He made it through and eventually made the national team.

Sam Michener running track at the University of Idaho
Sam Michener running track at the University of Idaho

“To earn the right to represent my country on the international stage is just a huge honor for me” Michener told KGW last December.