Ajoku, Garrett and Koplin lend a helping hand in Mexico
June 15, 2015
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.
The developer of bobsled nations
June 12, 2015
Patrick Brown was in his high school science class as a 17 year old, when he learned something that altered the course of his life. Contrary to what you are probably thinking, it wasn’t anything related to the class curriculum.
#TeamUSATuesday in 10 photos
May 26, 2015
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!
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.