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.
Holcomb and Valdes continue Team USA’s medal streak with silver in St. Moritz
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2016)- Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) was elated at the finish after winning his first St. Moritz World Cup medal in his 18-year career today alongside Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) in the BMW two-man bobsled. Holcomb and Valdes secured the silver medal to continue Team USA’s medal streak after the women’s bobsled victory earlier this morning.
Meyers Taylor golden in return to women’s bobsled World Cup
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2016)- Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) returned to the World Cup tour in top form by winning the women’s bobsled World Cup with Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the BMW sled today.
O’Shea sixth in women’s skeleton World Cup on all-natural track of Switzerland
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016)- Annie O’Shea (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) carried momentum from her standout performances in North America with a sixth place finish in St. Moritz, Switzerland today to lead the USA Skeleton women’s team. Kendall Wesenberg (Modesto, Calif.) was on O’Shea’s heels after a stellar first run, but the World Cup rookie fell back a few spots into eighth in the final heat. Both Americans struggled during the shortened training week, but O’Shea said the coaching staff helped them prepare for the competition.
Brown leads Team USA with ninth place finish in St. Moritz’s men’s skeleton World Cup
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016)- Kyle Brown (Concord, N.H.) and Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wis.) were in the medal hunt after the first run of the men’s skeleton World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland today, but a troublesome second heat cost both competitors several spots. Brown led the American men with a ninth place finish, while Antoine finished 15th.
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.