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Deseret News Piece: Bobsled Race is Golden for Students

Posted on March 08, 1999 by

Gov. Mike Leavitt's goal Saturday in the Governor's Cup Bobsled Race was to get more kids involved in Olympic sports like bobsledding.

Monte Mounga's goal was to get down the Utah Winter Sports track faster than Leavitt.They both got what they wanted.

Mounga, a Utah sponsor of Tongan bobsledders, told his bobsled coach, 17-year-old Jeremy Holm of Salt Lake City, that he wanted to beat the governor. Holm nodded in agreement. They climbed inside Roy High's school-built sled, traveled through a couple of mind-numbing turns at speeds over 40 miles an hour and finished in 36.88 seconds.

Good enough for the gold.

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