Team USA's Olympic bobsled 'push' coach visits Grand Rapids school
March 02, 2010, 7:32PM
GRAND RAPIDS -- Team USA's Olympic bobsled "push" coach and chiropractor, Dr. Jason Ross, was at Alexander Elementary School on Tuesday to talk to fifth-graders about career preparation, but he didn't take the Night Train to get there.
"It was an unbelievable experience being part of two Olympic medal winners," said Ross, who's opening a chiropractic office at 1217 N. Monroe in April. "Walking in with the team during opening ceremonies was something I'll never forget."
Ross coached the four-man team piloted by Greg Holcombe, which won gold, and the two-woman team piloted by Erin Pac, which won bronze.
Students of Edie Hoekstra quizzed Ross, a Jackson native, on several things: What does a push coach do? What does it take to become a chiropractor? Can he perform the "Holcy," the understated shuffle dance Holcombe catapulted to popularity during the Vancouver games, which ended Sunday?