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Georgetown College cheers on Dallas Robinson during two man bobsled event

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Even though Robinson has only been the assistant track coach at Georgetown College for a little over a year, Monday night he was the big man on campus. Even though Robinson has only been the assistant track coach at Georgetown College for a little over a year, Monday night he was the big man on campus.
Jenny Elder Jenny Elder
Ashlee Howe Ashlee Howe
Todd McDaniel Todd McDaniel

GEORGETOWN, KY (WAVE) – No matter what students and faculty at Georgetown College say they couldn't be more proud of Dallas Robinson and all of his hard work that got him where he is today.

"That's every athlete's dream," said Ashlee Howe, a volleyball and track athlete at the college.

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Even though Robinson has only been the assistant track coach at Georgetown College for a little over a year, Monday night he was the big man on campus.

"You see all these amazing athletes and you never think that know one of them, it's just sort of that outdoor dream and yet here he is," said Georgetown's Sports Information Directior Jenny Elder.

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The Oldham County native, who now lives in Georgetown, has been competing in Sochi as part of Team USA's two man bobsled number three.

"He's representing Kentucky, he's representing Georgetown, he's representing the United States and he's doing all so well and we couldn't be prouder," said Elder.

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The college track star turned 2008 summer Olympic hopeful surprised a lot of his colleagues and friends when he decided to go out for a winter team.

"How he doesn't like roller coasters and he doesn't like cold and he doesn't like heights and yet, that's also his heart and his passion, not only is he a great athlete," said Elder. "He loves the athletes he works with."

Monday night dozens of Georgetown Tigers gathered to cheer on one of their own. Every time the push athlete showed up on the screen his supporters back home made it known.

"You know you could tell," said Georgetown track coach Todd McDaniel. "Alright that's Dallas. That's big Dallas there. It was fun to watch."

"It makes you proud to be from Kentucky," said Howe.

They're proud of a role model, who is constantly inspiring young athletes on and off the track.

"He gives all the glory to God and I try to do that all the time, too," said Howe. "He's just a great guy, good coach and everything."

After four runs, Robinson and pilot Nick Cunningham finished 13th.

"He's worked so hard and I'm just happy to see that he made it to the Olympics, that's a great accomplishment in itself," said DeAndre Pitts, Georgetown track coach.

Team USA two man bobsled number one took home bronze, but it's not over yet for Robinson he still has a shot at getting a medal. He competes in the four man bobsled this weekend.

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