WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 29, 2014) — Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Texas) released the following statement congratulating McKinney resident Johnny Quinn as he prepares to compete as a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympics Team at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which starts on Friday, Feb. 7. This year 230 Americans, comprised of 102 women and 125 men – the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Winter Games – will represent the United States of America.

“I am thrilled that one of our very own will be competing in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Entering his fourth year as a bobsledder, Johnny’s focus, perseverance, hard work and dedication are paying off,” said Johnson. “His tremendous achievements and contributions on and off the ice are inspiring other young athletes across North Texas to pursue their athletic dreams.”   

“From one Christian to another, may he rely on God’s strength and remember ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ This is a proud moment for North Texas, and we stand ready to cheer Johnny on as he takes the world’s biggest stage. I’m confident he will wear the red, white, and blue with pride and distinction,” concluded Johnson.

Quinn, a former McKinney High football star, will compete as one of the two four-man sleds entering the Olympic Bobsled Team. To learn more about Johnny Quinn, click here.