The American team of Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton won bronze in the Olympic two-man bobsled event on Monday.
They finished behind the Russian team of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda, who won gold, and the Swiss team of Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann, which took silver.
Holcomb, a Park City, Utah, native, placed 14th in two-man and sixth in four-man at the 2006 Olympic Games before claiming both the two-man and combined World Cup titles in 2007.
He went on to become the first American to win a world championship in the four-man bobsled since 1959 when he did so in 2009.
An even longer drought ended the following year when he won Olympic gold in four-man bobsled in Vancouver, ending a 62-year gold medal drought for Americans in the event. At those same games he placed sixth in two-man.
His teams also won golds in both events at the 2012 world championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.
He and his team of Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt brought their sled, dubbed "Night Train" because of its unvarnished black exterior, to Sochi hoping to repeat in four-man, which they will get a chance to do on Sunday.
If his team wins gold in that event too, he would become the first American since Billy Fiske in 1928 and 1932 to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in four-man bobsled.
Holcomb has had a great season heading into Sochi, with he and his crew winning nine of 16 four-man and two-man World Cup races. Holcomb won the World Cup overall title in two-man and finished second in the four-man standings, behind German Maximilian Arndt's team.