From Florida to Olympic glory: The story of Brian Shimer
May 21, 2015
Bobsled wasn’t on Brian Shimer’s radar as a young kid growing up in southern Florida. After all, it’s hard to get into a sport that features winter and lots of ice, two things that look very different in Florida. Sure, there is wintertime, when the temperature drops into the low 60s. And there is definitely ice in Florida. Ice is used to cool off beverages on a hot, sunny day. There is certainly no bobsled in the Sunshine state, but there is absolutely football, which gave Shimer his first passion in the sporting world.
USABS Board of Directors proposes bylaw amendments
May 12, 2015
As stated in my earlier message a few months ago, the Board of Directors of USABS have proposed changing the designation of the board’s Technical Director and Club Director to be Sport At-large Directors.
Vote for your favorite photo!
May 11, 2015
Make sure to visit our homepage, www.usabs.com to submit your vote for your favorite photo. Be sure to share this page with your friends and followers on social media and check back on Thursday for the results!
My adventure in Nepal and the earthquake that rocked the world
May 07, 2015
Nepal jumped onto news screens across the world a couple of weeks ago when a devastating earthquake rocked the small Asian country. Although Nepal is making headlines now, it has been on my radar for quite some time. Nearly three years ago my younger sister packed her bags and moved to Nepal.
Meyers Taylor, Taylor, Antoine, Tress and Day elected to the USABS AAC
May 06, 2015
USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced its newest Athletes Advisory Council (AAC) representatives on Tuesday. Defending bobsled World Champion and two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor was elected to the council for the second time, alongside her husband and fellow bobsled athlete Nic Taylor. Olympic medalist Matt Antoine was elected on the skeleton side of the council and will serve his first term, while fellow skeleton athlete Kyle Tress was elected for the second time. Skeleton newcomer Veronica Day was also elected.
Best USABS Dancer
May 04, 2015
Last Friday was #InternationalDanceDay, and we wanted to know who you think is the best dancer on the USABS team? Thank you to the record number of participants who submitted their vote on our website!
Your friendly, neighborhood USABS super heroes
April 28, 2015
You may have watched our USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes compete this year and wondered if they have super powers.
Chasing the silver lining
April 23, 2015
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.
USA Bobsled & Skeleton offseason Q & A
April 10, 2015
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.
Autism Awareness Day 2015, Connecting the Dots
April 02, 2015
Darrin Steele, USABS CEO, challenges us to learn something new about the disorder on this year's Autism Awareness Day.