25 November 2014
“I want to be able to represent the Flucos at the games,” said Greenwood, who graduated from FCHS in 2004 and whose parents, Diane and Gary Greenwood, live in Fluvanna.
On Nov. 9, Greenwood was named to the U.S. bobsled team – with a special distinction: he is part of the first mixed-gender, four-man bobsled team to compete. The unique team has already proven its worth - they earned bronze and silver medals at Calgary’s North American Cup in November.
Greenwood told the Fluvanna Review, “Growing up in Fluvanna has given me so much… I can’t thank my coaches and teachers enough for helping prepare me for this road I’m on. Most of them may not realize how much of an impact they have had on shaping the person that I am today.”
His father admits bobsledding is a surprising choice for an athlete from the South more accustomed to football and track. “We didn’t see the bobsled coming,” Gary Greenwood said with a laugh. “It is kind of neat to see a kid from Fluvanna County succeed this way. Dustin’s story will let people know that you can come from any walk of life, and as long as you’ve got a big heart and work hard, you can accomplish your goals.”
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