10 Reasons the US Bobsled Team Is Awesome

PHOTO: Bobsledder Cory Butner shared this image, via his Twitter account, with the caption, "With @StevenLangton #success #SochiSelfie" Feb. 12, 2014, from Sochi, Russia.
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It's still early in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but the U.S. Olympic Bobsledding Team is clearly in contention to win the gold medal for coolest team in Sochi.

There's breakout social media star Johnny Quinn, who breaks down doors and elevators and anything else that gets in his way, and then there's group escapades around Sochi while the guys wait for their official training runs to start.

Here are the top 10 reasons we nominate bobsledders as the coolest team at the Olympics.

1. Johnny Quinn broke down a door that got in his way.

2. Then he threatened to break down an elevator.

3. Then he got invited to be part of a Texas SWAT team.

4. The bobsled guys took a just-for-fun gondola ride to the top of the Caucasus Mountains.

5. There, they took selfies.

6. And made faces.

7. In the meantime, they started Twitter chatting with William Shatner, THE William Shatner, who refers to the team as "my bobsled team."

8. They have a theme song.

9. They pose with fans and answer fans' questions online.

10. And most of all, they are top contenders to take home the gold for the U.S. in their actual sport. Even if they don't win (but we think they will!) the bobsled team has made the U.S. proud.

PHOTO: Members of the United States bobsleigh team practice ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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PHOTO: Members of the United States bobsleigh team practice ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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