Olympic Level Athlete
 

Olympic Level Athlete
Bruce Rosselli
Sport and Coaching Bio

Bruce Rosselli attended Indiana State University for two years before being hired by Eli Lilly and company, and then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Bruce is married to former Olympic athlete Cheryl (Dadian) Rosselli, a 27 time national and international Table Tennis champion. Bruce and Cheryl have a daughter, Paige and a son, Tony. Paige is a versatile athlete in track, and Tony, who plays several sports, but focuses mainly on baseball.

Bruce's experiences in sports are diverse and extensive. He played only baseball in high school, and later took up the sport of decathlon. He was coached by John McNichols of Indiana State University. At 6'4 220 lbs., Bruce was recruited from decathlon by Olympic Bobsled Team to become a driver. Bruce's career spanned 17 years as a United States Bobsled National Team Member; 1985-2002.

Bruce is a three-time National Champion as a Driver, 1990, 1992, 1996, and holds several world track records. He participated in the 2002 Olympic Games, as forerunner. Two-Time Olympic Games Alternate. A 1993 and 1996 World Championship Team member, finishing 13th and fastest start time. Qualified five times for Olympic Trials; 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002.

Coaching experiences; Bruce served as Olympic head coach for the Armenian Bobsled Team, and was head coach for the National Brazilian Bobsled Team for the 2006 Olympic Games. Bruce managed a USSSA 14U travel baseball team (Indiana Tigers), second in the 2007 state championships, and winning a berth to 15U World Series in Kissimmee, Fl. Bruce also coached boys middle school basketball, girls travel basketball, Little League baseball, and youth football.

Bruce coached four years as assistant track and field coach for; sprint starts, long jump and hurdles at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. Bruce conducts world class sprint development camps at professional and amateur levels. Bruce recently helped Jamie Petrowski, a tight end from the college ranks to the NFL, signed as a free agent for the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and now with the Carolina Panthers. Bruce improved Petrowski's 40 time from a 4.99 to 4.68.

He also worked with Terre Haute North and Indiana State University baseball standout, Nick Ciolli with base stealing. Improved Ciolli's 40 and 60 yard time and steal position, Ciolli went on to produce 18 for 18 in stolen bases in 2007, while playing for the Alaskan Goldpanners in the "ABL" Alaskan Baseball League. Ciolli also played in the 2008 World Series in Witchita, Kansas for the Peninsula Oilers. Nick was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2009.

Bruce helped coach Shaun Smith to a state title in the 100 meters, running a 10:47 at the 2008 Indiana High School Track and Field State Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. He also coached 2008 Olympic trials athlete, Kylie Hudson in her mental approach of what to visualize prior to pole vaulting and long jump; Bruce coached Kylie in high school track. Bruce also had the opportunity to workout with former US bobsled teammates; Hershel Walker, Willie Gault and Edwin Moses, all the while gathering valuable information on weight training and sprint techniques to combine Bruce’s own theories, in helping young athletes, today.

Bruce enjoys helping young athletes reach their dream of going to college, and has the experience to guide them through the mental, as well as the physical demands that an athlete must meet to reach their goal. Allow Bruce to help you gain full ability of your talents by calling him at, 812-239-8692 or by email:


Don't hesitate ...call or email now ...and let Bruce take you to the next level!

 


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