"The only reason why the USA is in any conversation in the sport of bobsled is because of Steve Holcomb," said U.S. bobsled pilot Nick Cunningham, who roomed next to Holcomb in Lake Placid. "He was the face of our team. He was the face of our sport. We all emulated him. Every driver in the world watched him, because he was that good at what he did. It's a huge loss, huge loss, not just for our team but for the entire bobsled community."