Date of Birth:  July 26, 1975
 Place of Birth: Langley, BC
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  6'0"
 Weight: 209 lbs

Similar to both Nathan Cunningham and David Bissett, his teammates in Serge Despres' four-man sled, Steve Larsen comes to the bobsleigh with a background in football having played at the University of Manitoba and in the Canadian Junior Football League -- Cunningham played at the University of Calgary while Bissett played at the University of Alberta.

In addition to his former football career, Larsen was also an accomplished sprinter in his native British Columbia -- he was crowned provincial champ in the 100m on three occasions: 2002, 2003, 2004.

Larsen has been involved with bobsleigh for the past two years, but has enjoyed the bulk of his success during the current 2005-06 season. Racing in Despres' four-man sled, Larsen has a pair of Top-20 results, finishing in 17th-place at a race in Konigssee, Germany, and in 19th-place in Igls, Austria.

Moreover, Larsen has also been racing in the two-man this year with Jayson Krause. The pair finished in third spot at the Canadian Championships and in 17th at a World Cup race on their home track in Calgary. With Canada only able to send two two-man sleds to Turin, the pair just missed out to Pierre Lueders (with Lascelles Brown) and Serge Despres (David Bissett).

Winning a medal will be difficult for Larsen and his crew, but the experience should prove to be invaluable with the Vancouver Games just four years away.

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