A dare turned reality: Kendall Wesenberg’s fast track to skeleton prominence
Nov. 25, 2015
Kendall Wesenberg stood, not knowing what to expect, at the top of the Lillehammer, Norway, track before her first-ever skeleton race. She took a deep breath and began to sprint down the track as fast as she could.
Bobsled Olympic medalist Steve Langton announces retirement
Nov. 25, 2015
Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) is a legend in the sport of bobsled, and now he’s hoping to transition his success to something off the ice.
Bobsled and skeleton World Cup racing begins Friday in Altenberg Germany
Nov. 24, 2015
The 2015-2016 World Cup season kicks off in Altenberg, Germany this week with races from Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Eierdam claims two victories in Park City; Team USA reaches podium six times
Nov. 22, 2015
After winning the silver medal in the first para skeleton World Cup race of the season earlier this month, American Eric Eierdam claimed two gold medals in Park City yesterday and today. Teammate Ryan Gautieri finished with the bronze medal in the second para skeleton race. Gary Kuhl finished in second place on Saturday, while Aaron Lanninghan and Jason Sturm each reached the podium today with the silver and bronze medals.
Uhlaender returns to international competition; claims two gold medals
Nov. 20, 2015
Lake Placid, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2015)- Three-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) made her presence known during the first two women’s skeleton Intercontinental Cup races of the season, claiming a pair of victories in her first international competitions since the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Kyle Brown (Concord, N.H.) earned double bronze medals to pace the American team in the men’s skeleton events, and Team USA earned a collective six medals in the Intercontinental Cup opener.
Intercontinental Cup kicks off in Lake Placid this week
Nov. 17, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2015)- Team USA has the advantage of kick starting the skeleton-only Intercontinental Cup tour on home ice in Lake Placid this week with double races on Nov. 19 and 20. The USA Bobsled & Skeleton Team has already collected 14 medals this season on the first North American Cup stop, in the Youth Olympic Games Qualification Series and the Para-skeleton and Para-bobsled World Cup opener. Four of those medals were gold, and the USA Skeleton team is eager to add to the victory tally this weekend.
Eierdam, Lanningham and Sturm medal for Team USA in the para World Cup opener
Nov. 14, 2015
American Aaron Lanningham was awarded the silver medal in the opening para mono monobob World Cup race in Calgary yesterday, holding off teammate Jason Sturm, who claimed bronze. Meanwhile, Team USA’s Eric Eierdam held Canada’s Kelsey Rice for the silver medal in the year’s first of four para skeleton World Cup competitions today.
Bascue earns gold medal in Calgary NAC four-person bobsled race
Nov. 14, 2015
CALGARY, CANADA (NOV. 14, 2015)- Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) was the top American finisher in the first three four-person North American Cup races at the Canada Olympic Park. Bascue claimed the gold medal in the second race this morning alongside David Cremin (Annandale, Va.) and rookies Nathan Gilsleider (Claremore, Okla.) and Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.). The foursome slid to fourth and fifth place finishes in the first and third races.
Day, Ivanov account for three bronze medals in the NAC skeleton races
Nov. 13, 2015
American Veronica Day (Vienna, Va.) won bronze medals in the first two women’s skeleton North American Cup races at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary yesterday and today, while teammate Alex Ivanov (Carlisle, Mass.) matched her with a bronze of his own in the first men’s skeleton competition.
Team USA awarded four medals in the opening NAC bobsled races
Nov. 10, 2015
Calgary, Canada (Nov. 10, 2015)– Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.), Brittany Reinbolt (Searcy, Ark.) and Nicole Vogt (Dallas, Texas) led the way for Team USA in the first two North American Cup bobsled races of the season at the Canada Olympic Park.