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#Quinning: Texan Johnny Quinn becomes Twitter trend

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(NBC) -- He hasn't event performed in his first Olympic event, and yet Texan bobsledder Johnny Quinn has become an Internet phenomenon.

The Twitter hashtag #Quinning began trending last night with people tweeting photos of how they broke through "barriers" such as difficult wine bottles, cereal boxes, and jammed doors.

A play on the word, "Winning!" that actor Charlie Sheen made famous a couple of years ago, which also became an Internet trend, Quinn's popularity skyrocketed last week after he ripped a hole in a bathroom door in Sochi to free himself when he was locked in without a phone to call for help.

Only two days after getting stuck in a Sochi bathroom, Quinn became even more famous, attracting the fandom of celebrities like William Shatner, after he and a teammate became trapped in an elevator and had to pry the door open.

Quinn, who is from McKinney, Texas, is making his first Olympic appearance on Feb. 22 for Team USA in the 4-men bobsled event. He graduated from the University of North Texas where he still holds the all-time leading receiver record.

Always a standout athlete and unique character, it's no surprise that Quinn has garnered so much attention in the Sochi Games before even competing.

Never ordinary, Quinn has run track, played football, started his bobsled career by sending a video of his workout to a bobsled coach, and has even founded a website called theathletewatch.com, which allows high school athletes to show their skills for colleges.

Never backing down from even the smallest challenge, Quinn told USA Today that he and his fiancee, who he will be marrying in May, love to watch shows like "The Mentalist," because, "We enjoy thinking we can solve the crimes."

Don't miss Quinn's Olympic debut in the four-men bobsled on Feb. 22 10:30 a.m. CT and Feb. 23 at 3:30 a.m. CT.

We think that he will be #Quinning.

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