Yuuki Nozawa qualified for the Japanese World Cup team for the first time in the 1999 / 2000 season. At the first World Cup of the year in Calgary, he finished 27th, missing the top 25 cut-off for qualifying for the second race heat. So, his teammates cut off all of his hair. Well, almost all of it. Although Nozawa-san does have hair once again, the little inset photo is still being used for his athlete profile in the FIBT Media Guidebook.
Davenport Skeleton Sleds - last modified March 6, 2003