Torquay bob skeleton racer David Swift has won the British title in his first full year of competition.
Swift is regarded as one of the fastest starters in the world
The result capped a great month which saw the former Torquay Boys Grammar School student win silver at the World Junior Championships in Austria.
The 23-year-old's aim is to emulate Britain's newly-crowed world champion Kristan Bromley and make the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Swift travels to the United States at the end of March for the America's Cup.
As well as his Olympic ambitions his more immediate aim is to make it to the British World Cup squad alongside the likes of Bromley.
And his form suggests he could well make it to the top levels of the sport. He picked up fifth and sixth places in the European Cup and was fifth in the Austrian national Championships.
In a sport where the beginning of a run is key, Swift matches his name by being considered to be one of the fastest starters in the world.
He is also the top-ranked rookie on the world circuit
So far this season he has competed in 25 countries and covered more than 22,000 miles.