Matt Mortensen

Luge

  • 2014

Birthdate: December 11, 1985 (Age 28)
Height / Weight: 6'0", 187lbs
Hometown: Huntington Station, NY
Resides in Huntington Station, NY


FUN FACTS
  • Matthew’s favorite place to race is Oberhof, Germany
  • Matthew comes from a family of nine
  • Matthew plays guitar as a hobby

BEST EVER RESULTS

  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • Fall 2012 Norton National Champion
  • Matthew and Preston are three-time USA Luge Start Champions (2009-11)
  • Finished 6th in Team Relay Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 2011-12 World Cup: Race #1:11th
  • 2008 Verizon U.S. National Championship silver medalists
  • Matthew and Preston are the 2007 Verizon U.S. National Championship bronze medalists
  • Matthew and Garon Thorne raced to the 2003 Verizon U.S. Junior National Championship
  • Matthew is the 2005 overall Junior (to age 20) World Cup doubles champion, and a two-time overall silver medalists (2003 & 2004), with Garon Thorne
  • Matthew and Preston finished 9th at the 2009 41st World Championships (Lake Placid)

PERSONAL INFO
  • WCAP athletes: Training with the US Army and luge via the World Class Athlete Program
  • 13-14 SEASON
  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • 13th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 16th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • DNF in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 9th place in Park City, Utah World Cup
  • 9th place in Whistler World Cup
  • 17th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 15th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 13th place in Lillehammer World Cup
  • 2013 winner of fall seeding race series

12-13 SEASON
  • 17th in Sochi Pre-Olympic World Cup
  • 6th in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • 14th in Whistler, Canada World Championship
  • 11th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Team Relay Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 17th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 13th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 10th in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 12th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 16th in Königssee, Germany World Cup
  • Gold medal in Norton National Championships (doubles) with Preston Griffall

11-12 SEASON
  • 8th in Paramonovo, Russia World Cup
  • 16th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 14th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 18th in World Cup Winterberg, Germany
  • 6th in Oberhof Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 12th in Whistler, Canada World Cup
  • 11th in Igls, Austria World Cup

10-11 SEASON
  • 7th in Cesana, Italy FIL World Championships
  • 10th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 12th in Paramonovo, Russia World Cup
  • 16th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 14th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Park City, Utah World Cup
  • 10th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 11th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 9th in Igls, Austria World Cup

09-10 SEASON
  • 7th in Challenge Cup
  • 4th in Team Relay
  • Norton National Championships in Lake Placid, NY: 4th
  • 2009-2010 World Cup Results: 14th, 8th, 20th, 12th

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