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USA Luge led by doubles teams in Altenberg World Cup

Germans take 3 of top 4 spots in both races as Loch, Eggert/Benecken win

ALTENBERG, Germany – Americans Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman placed 11th Saturday in the third World Cup doubles race of the season, leading the USA Luge effort on the day at this German resort adjacent to the border of the Czech Republic.
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USA Takes Three Medals in Winterberg as Hamlin Makes Fourth Olympic Team

WINTERBERG, Germany – It was a where-do-we-start-first kind of day for USA Luge.

On the closing of the Winterberg World Cup weekend on Sunday, Erin Hamlin officially wrote her ticket to her fourth Olympic berth with a fourth place result; Summer Britcher scored a World Cup bronze medal, claimed an A tier qualification for South Korea in the process, and later collected a Sprint Cup silver medal; and Emily Sweeney grabbed her first career World Cup gold medal – in the sprint race – after securing a B tier Olympic qualification with an eighth place effort in singles.
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Erin Hamlin 4th in World Cup race, qualifies for 4th Olympic team

Emily Sweeney wins Sprint World Cup after securing B tier qualification

Summer Britcher gets World Cup bronze medal and A tier qualification

 

WINTERBERG, Germany – It was a where-do-we-start-first kind of day for USA Luge.

On the closing of the Winterberg World Cup weekend on Sunday, Erin Hamlin officially wrote her ticket to her fourth Olympic berth with a fourth place result; Summer Britcher scored a World Cup bronze medal, claimed an A tier qualification for South Korea in the process, and later collected a Sprint Cup silver medal; and Emily Sweeney grabbed her first career World Cup gold medal – in the sprint race – after securing a B tier Olympic qualification with an eighth place effort in singles.

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2017 Running of the Balls to take place on December 15 after World Cup Men and Doubles

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – It’s time once again for the Running of the Balls! Pandemonium will follow after over 1,000 lacrosse balls are released from their gate and speed down the Olympic Sports Complex luge track. This unique and fun initiative was created to help support the athletes and programs of USA Luge, taking place less than two months before the team hits the ice at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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USA Luge struggles on opening day of World Cup season

Krewson/Sherk 13th, Sweeney 14th top Americans

Germans in Olympic form with 5 of 6 medals in 2 races

IGLS, Austria – A promising first race of the new World Cup season Saturday vanished in several thousandths of a second for USA Luge, as 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, in second place going into the second and final heat, met the left wall of the start ramp, ending any chance for a podium finish.

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4 years pass quickly: the time to qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics begins in Austrian Tyrol Nov. 18-19

IGLS, Austria – The most important World Cup luge season in any quadrennium begins next weekend outside Innsbruck, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic site. It’s significant for the simple reason that the first five races prior to the holiday break will determine the final field of Olympic luge racers, as the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games begin in less than three months.

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Iceland Hiking Trip Chris Nancarrow Customer Submission

Iceland Hiking Trip

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful product. I purchased 2 Chocorua Midweight shirts for a weeklong hiking trip across Iceland’s Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails. The shirts kept me completely comfortable through the constantly changing temperatures and intense wind/rain storms. I even wear them casually when I work and go out for the evening.

 

Your Merino Wool Ridge Cuff Beanie also accompanied me on the hike and worked wonderfully. Iceland’s temperature in mid-September ranged between 25F and 55F and the beanie kept me warm while sleeping through the freezing nights.”

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Conference call Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 PM ET

US Luge Team members Erin Hamlin, Emily Sweeney, Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Chris Mazdzer, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman will participate in a conference call from the 2018 Olympic site in Pyeongchang, South Korea
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