Car Hits, Kills USF Cycling Team Founder
By Josh Poltilove of The Tampa Tribune
Published: October 22, 2007
TAMPA - A founder of the University of South Florida's cycling team died Sunday after being hit by a car, the team said on its Web site.
Joshua Kuck, 22, was riding the Hilly Hundred when he was hit, according to the team.
"Josh was instrumental in the formation of the cycling team, and most likely the team would not exist at all if it were not for him," the site states. "In addition, Josh brought life to the team with his outgoing and positive attitude. The team deeply mourns his loss and it will take a great deal of time for the team to recover emotionally. At the very least, the 2008 racing will be dedicated to his spirit and hard work."
Kuck, a Maine native, was a team co-captain and helped secure sponsorships and school funding for it, the site states.