USA Bobsled and Skeleton recognizes athlete excellence on and off track
USA Bobsled & Skeleton handed out athlete awards Saturday evening at the eighth annual gala awards dinner in Colorado Springs, Colo. The ceremony capped a weeklong national team camp at the Olympic Training Center.
USABS national team camp photo gallery
The USABS national team participated in camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center June 23-27. Check out all the action by clicking on the photo gallery.
Piechoski named as new USABS Board of Directors chairman
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2015)- USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS) announced Pete Piechoski as the organization’s newest Board of Directors chairman on Friday. Piechoski will take over for former chairman John Rosen, who steps aside after serving six years as chairman.
Bobsled duo takes time to speak with future minority leaders
USA Bobsled athletes Elana Meyers Taylor and her husband, Nic Taylor were married last April. Both world-class athletes, Meyers Taylor and Taylor don’t live the ordinary married life, but they definitely make it work. After their wedding, the couple launched right into preparing for the 2014-2015 season, where they made history together. Meyers Taylor became the first female to pilot a four-person bobsled in an international competition. Taylor joined her in the historic sled.
Ajoku, Garrett and Koplin lend a helping hand in Mexico
The bobsled and skeleton sliding season ended with the National Championships in March earlier this year. As you may imagine, as a world-class athlete, it isn’t enough to just train during the season. Instead, USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes spend endless hours training around the calendar, whether it is the middle of the offseason in June or the middle of the season in January. But three USA Bobsled athletes, Cherelle Garrett, Kristi Koplin and Maureen Ajoku, took time out of their training regiments to do something that they felt was of the upmost importance.
#TeamUSATuesday in 10 photos
Sometimes pictures can express our thoughts and feelings better than words. As we celebrate #TeamUSATuesday, we take a look at 10 images that best express what it means to be a part of USA Bobsled & Skeleton and represent our great nation!
USA Bobsled & Skeleton offseason Q & A
With the sliding over, fans have the opportunity to take a step back and relax after an exhilarating competition season. However, for athletes the real work is about to start. We caught up with USA Bobsled athletes Ajla Glavasevic and Sam Michener, as well as USA Skeleton athlete Megan Henry and asked them for some insight into their offseason plans.
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?
Chasing the silver lining
A native of Kernersville, North Carolina, Randy Jones attended Robert B. Glenn High School, where he was a standout athlete in football, as well as track and field. His success on the field of play and his merit in academics awarded Jones the opportunity to attend Duke University on an athletic scholarship. While in Durham, he continued his athletic prowess, excelling on the football field and on the track. In the meantime, he more than carried his weight in the classroom, where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering.
A pioneer of women's bobsled
As Jean Prahm, formerly Jean Racine, and her brakeman, Gea Johnson, took to the ice for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, there was an unusual vibe in the Park City, Utah air. Bobsled, a sport with a deep and rich tradition, made its initial Olympic presence at the 1924 Chamonix Games. But this time the competition looked different with a new discipline: women’s bobsled.
Lauryn Williams gives bobsled another go
Lauryn Williams learned about investment strategy while studying to become a financial planner. Earning an Olympic bobsled silver medal last February in Sochi, Russia, after spending only six months in the sport is a great return on investment in anyone’s ledger.