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USA 4th in relay with Britcher 5th in women’s Calgary World Cup

weeney moves a step closer to an Olympic team nomination
CALGARY, Alberta – Luge athletes live in a world of tenths, hundredths and thousandths of a second. Need proof? Look no further than the team relay competition at Canada Olympic Park.
After close to three miles of racing, a mere .065 seconds separated the United States relay team from the bronze medal won by team Austria.

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Mortensen / Terdiman 7th in Calgary doubles to lead US effort

Last call: race offs for US Olympic spots loom on home ice in Lake Placid
CALGARY, Alberta – The World Cup tour came to North America this week, with the USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman opening the race weekend Friday in Calgary with a seventh place performance.

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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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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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Sweeney, West, Mortensen/Terdiman win second Norton Seeding Race on 2018 Olympic track

World Cup team finalized as Germaine edges Arndt for 4th women’s spot

 

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman and singles racer Tucker West, all members of the Sochi Olympic team, won their respective divisions for the second consecutive race, as the Norton seeding series ended Sunday morning in Pyeongchang.
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USA Luge schedule for the fall training and World Cup competition periods

 FALL TRAINING (subject to change)

    • Athletes in Lake Placid until late September
    • Sept. 15 – Annual USA Luge Start Championships
    • Sept. 25 – Oct. 4 / Lillehammer, Norway
    • Oct. 7-13 / Whistler, B.C. / Seeding race 1 on Oct. 13
    • Oct. 15-19 / Calgary, Alb. / Seeding race 2 postponed (weather)
    • Oct. 21-29 / Lake Placid / Seeding race 3 and Norton National Championships postponed (weather)

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MEDIA ADVISORY

The USA Luge National Team will return to Lake Placid Oct. 23-29 for a week of on ice training at Mount Van Hoevenberg, culminating with the second and third Norton Seeding Races and the Norton National Championships

 

7 members of the group will be available on a media call Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 ET
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minus 33 merino wool clothing, White Castle becomes official sponsor of USA Luge

WHITE CASTLE NATIONWIDE CONTEST: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ‘BE A SLIDER?’

Chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp in Lake Placid, New York

 

  Columbus, Ohio – Do you have what it takes to be a slider? White CastleÒ is proud to team up with USA Luge for the nationwide Be A Sliderä contest, searching for one bold Craver to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp where they’ll experience what it takes to be a luge athlete!
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Here is the USA Luge schedule for the fall training and World Cup competition periods

FALL TRAINING (subject to change)

  • Athletes in Lake Placid until late September
  • Sept. 15 – Annual USA Luge Start Championships
  • Sept. 25 – Oct. 4 / Lillehammer, Norway
  • Oct. 7-13 / Whistler, B.C. / Seeding race 1 on Oct. 13
  • Oct. 15-19 / Calgary, Alb. / Seeding race 2 on Oct. 18 or 19
  • Oct. 21-29 / Lake Placid / Norton National Championships (prime opportunity in the pre-season for media availability). Weather permitting the team will be on the ice from 9-11 AM.

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Fred Zimny Rings of Gold speech

The Rings of Gold awards annually recognize an individual and a program dedicated to helping children develop their Olympic or Paralympic dreams, and reach their highest athletic and personal potential. READ MORE

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