Sycamore Olympic hopeful joins U.S. Army

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SYCAMORE (WREX) — A northern Illinois woman who hopes to compete in the Olympics can add another accomplishment to her list: joining the Army.

Lake Kwaza is from Sycamore and she hopes to compete as a bobsledder in the 2022 Beijing winter Olympics.

That’s where the U.S. Army comes in: it has a program that allows top-ranked soldier athletes to compete at the international level while also serving their country.

Kwaza joined the U.S. Army in April as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and leaves for basic training around Memorial Day.

She has multiple world bobsled championships under her belt.

Breane Lyga

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