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USA Luge ends World Championships with team relay silver

3 medals at worlds is a US team best, topping 2009

Hamlin sets a new individual mark for US


IGLS, Austria – USA Luge ended the 47th annual World Championships Sunday in Igls with a silver medal in the team relay – its third at this event – and set a team record for most hardware collected at worlds. Its previous best was a pair of medals in 2009, including Erin Hamlin’s gold.

Tom Neely, member of first United States Olympic Luge Team, passes away

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – USA Luge was saddened this week to learn of the unexpected death of Tom Neely, a member of the first Olympic luge team at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria.

Robert Thomas Neely, of Ketchum, Idaho, attended George Washington University and was 78 years of age when he passed away on January 18.

In a chilling coincidence, USA Luge and 26 other nations are currently at an updated Igls venue for the 47th International Luge Federation (FIL) World Championships, to be held Friday through Sunday.

USA Luge to tackle 2017 World Championships this weekend at 2-time Olympic site

Jan. 23 press conference audio link with 7 athletes found below

IGLS, Austria – Outside the Olympic Winter Games, the annual luge World Championships is the most significant event on the sport’s calendar. The International Luge Federation (FIL) has now reached that point in the season, as the world meet will take place Friday through Sunday in Igls, Austria.


Members of the US Luge Team will participate in a conference call prior to the 2017 World Championships

USA Luge with 4 in top 10 of Latvia World Cup races

Mortensen/Terdiman led the way in 6th place, US women 7-8-9


SIGULDA, Latvia – The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman led four American sleds into the top 10 Saturday in a pair of Viessman World Cup races in Sigulda.

USA Luge takes silver medal in second Team Relay of the season

West leads US in singles race finishing 9th


KOENIGSSEE, Germany – USA Luge made it two team relay medals in two races this season when Erin Hamlin, Tucker West and the doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman combined forces Friday in Koenigssee for a silver medal in the Viessmann World Cup Team Relay, presented by BMW.

USA Luge with 3 World Cup top 10s in Bavarian snowstorm Women’s race shortened to one heat due to visibility, safety


KOENIGSSEE, Germany – USA Luge plowed its way through a Bavarian snow storm Thursday, and scored a total of three in the top 10 in World Cup doubles and women’s singles races.

The Viessman World Cup tour traditionally opens the new year in Koenigssee and Berchtesgaden to conclude the 12 days of Christmas, which attracts many spectators, skiers and snowboarders at this time of the year.