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USA Bobsled and Skeleton

World Cup season finale in Koenigssee, Germany this weekend

Jan. 22, 2014, 3:03 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Director
(518) 354-2250, abird@usbsf.com

World Cup season finale in Koenigssee, Germany this weekend


KOENIGSSEE, Germany (Jan. 22, 2014)- The World Cup tour makes its eighth and final stop this weekend in Koenigssee, Germany, where athletes will battle for points in the race to claim the overall title.

The competition schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time first and ET in parentheses:

Friday, Jan. 24

9 a.m. (3 a.m.): Women’s skeleton heat #1

10:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m.): Women’s skeleton heat #2

Saturday, Jan. 25

11:50 a.m. (5:50 a.m.): Men’s two-man bobsled heat #1

1:20 p.m. (7:20 p.m.): Men’s two-man bobsled heat #2

2:40 p.m. (8:40 a.m.): Men’s skeleton heat #1

4 p.m. (10 a.m.): Men’s skeleton heat #2

Sunday, Jan. 26

10 a.m. (4 a.m.): Women’s bobsled heat #1

11:15 a.m. (5:15 a.m.): Men’s four-man bobsled heat #1

12:30 pm. (6:30 a.m.): Women’s bobsled heat #2

1:45 p.m. (7:45 a.m.): Men’s four-man bobsled heat #2

Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) was back on the podium in Igls, Austria last week with gold and silver medal performances in the two and four-man bobsled events, respectively. He’ll team with Chris Fogt (Alpine, Utah) in two-man this weekend, the duo will be joined by Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) and Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) in the four-man competition. Holcomb enters the finale as the two-man points leader, and is ranked third in international four-man standings.

Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas), Johnny Quinn (McKinney, Texas) and Dallas Robinson (Georgetown, Ky.) will push Nick Cunningham’s (Monterey, Calif.) four-man sled.  The team punched their Olympic ticket with an impressive fourth place finish last weekend. Robinson will pair with Cunningham in two-man. Cory Butner (Yucaipa, Calif.) will race in Saturday’s two-man race with Chris Langton (Melrose, Mass.).  Butner and Cunningham are ranked 5-6 in two-man, and Cunningham moved up to 14th in four-man.

Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) will again pair with track and field Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.). After last week’s win, Greubel is ranked second overall in World Cup points.

Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) is ranked just one point behind her teammate in third. She’ll race with Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.), while Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) will pair with Lolo Jones (Des Moines, Iowa).  Fenlator is currently ranked seventh, 62 points from sixth place competitor Anja Schneiderheinze.

Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah) and Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) will represent the U.S. in the women’s skeleton competition. Pikus-Pace was last year’s race winner in Koenigsse and she enters the weekend ranked second. Uhlaender won the 2008 race on the German track, and she hopes to get back on the podium this weekend as she continues her road to recovery.

Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wisc.), John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Kyle Tress (Ewing, N.J.) will carry the excitement from the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team announcement into this weekend. The three competitors raced together since the beginning of their careers and are eager to see their dream of walking into Opening Ceremony together come true in just a few days. Antoine, Daly and Tress enter the finale ranked fourth, ninth and 11th, respectively.

Please contact Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Director, at abird@usbsf.com or 518-354-2250 with media inquiries.

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