Team USA combines forces for sixth and seventh in World Championship team event
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 14, 2016)- Team USA finished sixth and seventh in the mixed team event, one of the most anticipated races by the athletes of the 2016 World Championships. Competitors from each nation in men’s skeleton, women’s bobsled, men’s skeleton and men’s two-man bobsled took one run each, and the team with the lowest combined four-run time was declared the winner.
Cunningham and Holcomb finish in two-man bobsled top-20 at World Championship
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 14, 2016)- After a season riddled with injuries, the men’s bobsled team needed more real estate in order to catch up to the competition in the Igls World Championships. The Olympic Sliding Centre is one of the shortest tracks on tour, favoring teams with fast push times and making it nearly impossible for slower starters to reel in the gap before the finish. Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) and Casey Wickline (Greenville, S.C.) were the top U.S. finishers in 15th, while Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished 19th.
Meyers Taylor and Gibbs claim women’s bobsled World Championship bronze
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 13, 2016)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) earned her fifth career women’s bobsled World Championship medal with a third place finish alongside Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the BMW sled today. All three American sleds finished in the top eight of a stacked 18-sled field. Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) and Cherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) put together an outstanding performance today to finish fifth, while Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) and Kehri Jones (Killeen, Texas) were eighth in their debut.
Cunningham and Holcomb finish day one with more to prove in two man bobsled World Championships
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 13, 2016)- In a tightly contested race with 35 sleds, Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) and Casey Wickline (Greenville, S.C.) lead Team USA in 13th after the opening day of two-man bobsled World Championships. Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) were unable to make up time on the short Igls course with hindered start times, and the pair enters tomorrow’s final heats in 16th.
Meyers Taylor and Gibbs in women’s bobsled World Championship medal hunt after day one
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 12, 2016)- After the first day of women’s bobsled World Championship racing in Igls, Austria, two American teams are in the medal hunt and all three are positioned in the top-10 of a stacked field. Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) are on bronze medal pace, while Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) and Cherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) are just outside medal position in fifth. Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) and Kehri Jones (Killeen, Texas) rallied together in an impressive debut for eighth position after day one.
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.