Brian Shimer

Brian Shimer (born April 20, 1962) is an American bobsledder who competed from 1985 to 2002. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake City in 2002.

Brian Shimer
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Shimer with bronze medal in Salt Lake City
Personal information
BornApril 20, 1962 (1962-04-20) (age 58)
Medal record
Men's bobsleigh
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Four-man
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Igls Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 1997 St. Moritz Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 1997 St. Moritz Four-man
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992–93 Combined
Gold medal – first place 1992–93 Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1996–97 Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 1992–93 Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 1996–97 Two-man

Shimer also won three bronze medals at the FIBT World Championships with one in the two-man event (1997) and two in the four-man event (1993, 1997).

He won the 1992–3 Bobsleigh World Cup championships both in the four-man and the combined men's events.

Shimer retired after the 2002 Winter Olympics and became head coach of the US men's bobsleigh team. After the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation changed its coaching structure in May 2014 Shimer became head coach for both the men's and women's teams.[1]


  1. ^ "USA Bobsled makes big changes". 16 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)