For USA Luge, the Olympic season is here. The team’s home track in Lake Placid, New York, opened for training Thursday, with two-time Olympic luge qualifier Tucker West getting the distinction of taking the first official run down the icy chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg. It’s unseasonably warm in the Adirondack Mountains this week, which […]
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Luge’s competitive season began Wednesday with Tucker West winning his ninth national start championship and Emily Sweeney winning the women’s start crown for the first time. West held off Jonny Gustafson over the three-start event to win the men’s title at the team’s indoor training facility by 0.28 seconds. […]
Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries was announced as part of this season’s USA Bobsled national team on Monday, even with her status for this winter’s Beijing Olympics remaining unclear. Humphries was a lock to make the team after winning gold medals in both the traditional two-person and the new women’s monobob event at last season’s […]
Luge’s governing body took upcoming World Cup races away from the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, citing ongoing difficulties in getting foreign athletes into and out of the North American countries during the pandemic. The planned World Cup stops in Whistler, British Columbia, and Lake Placid, New York, will now both be held at the […]
Kaillie Humphries, the reigning women’s bobsled world champion, is in serious jeopardy of not being able to compete at this winter’s Beijing Olympics and has asked the International Olympic Committee to allow her to compete in the games without a U.S. passport. Humphries has competed for the U.S. in the past two seasons but does […]
Former Loughborough University (U.K.) sprinter Lauren Brzozowski trained most of her life to become a professional sprinter. But, the pandemic changed the course of her career path and now she is a bobsledder on Team USA.
Former Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School football and track star Charlie Volker has laced up different spikes five years after leaving the halls of RFH to take his speed and skill to the ice.