Team USA primed for World Championship success
USA Bobsled & Skeleton has already won 12 World Cup medals during the 2015-16 season, which will help bolster Team USA when it hits the Igls, Austria track the next two weekends for the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation’s (IBSF) World Championship. Led by the women’s bobsled team, which has claimed eight of 12 Team USA medals on tour this season, the American delegation hopes to rely on a group of highly decorated veterans and talented youngsters in search of a World Championship.
2016 USA Bobsled and Skeleton World Championship Team announced
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 10, 2016)- Exactly 40 years after the last Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria, the Igls track will play host for the 2016 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships. Over the next two weeks the Tyrolean city will be the stage for the world’s elite as they vie for the coveted title of World Champion. Igls will not only spotlight the five disciplines of the World Cup tour, but it will also feature a team event and a four-woman bobsled exhibition race.
Nathan Crumpton’s upward climb to skeleton success
Nathan Crumpton didn’t even think he was going to slide this season.
A triumphant transition for Jamie Greubel Poser
Jamie Greubel Poser’s first ride in a bobsled was an experience she’d rather forget.
Team USA stifled in St. Moritz’s four-person World Cup
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 7, 2016)- Multiple World and Olympic champion Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) tried to milk the all-natural track of St. Moritz for speed in today’s final heat of the four-person bobsled World Cup after a skiddy first run, but Holcomb wasn’t able to make up time. Holcomb and his push crew of Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine), Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Sam McGuffie (Cypress, Texas) finished 15th with a combined time of 2:12.92.
Whistler World Cup images
Team USA won two more medals at the Whistler World Cup last weekend! Check out images from the weekend, courtesy of Charlie Booker.
Lake Placid World Cup photo gallery
Check out images from last weekend's Lake Placid World Cup! Photos were taken by Pat Hendrick. Visit www.pathendrickphotography.com for more!
Want to take a ride in a bobsled?
Have you ever been curious what it’s like to race down an icy track at 85 mph? Perhaps you’ve seen bobsled races on television, or maybe you have attended a race in person. If you have, you were probably wondering how you get into a sport that doesn’t have high school or college teams. Maybe you thought it would be cool to give the sport a try?
Home is where the ice is
Unlike most of his U.S. National Team teammates, Jimmy Reed grew up in a place where bobsled is one of the most popular and publicized sports.