Sliding season kicks off in Lake Placid for USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes
Oct. 08, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2015)- USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes are back on track as they prepare for the upcoming 2015-2016 season at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y. Bobsledders will take their first training runs of the season this morning, and skeleton athletes will take their first official training runs on Monday. Competitors will get a chance to test their strength, speed and power gained during six months of offseason training when selection races begin later this month. Results in selection races will determine the national team roster.
#TeamUSATuesday Medal Moments from Sochi
Oct. 06, 2015
With the sliding season upon us, we take a look back at the USA Bobsled & Skeleton medal moments from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
Catching up with our #WCW Morgan Tracey
Sept. 30, 2015
After a record number of fan votes, (4,104), skeleton athlete Morgan Tracey has been crowned our #WCW for this week. Last season, Tracey competed on the North American Cup circuit, finishing with a pair of bronze medals. USABS sat down with her as she preps for this coming season.
Hurley and Miter win USA National Skeleton Push Championship titles
Sept. 26, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2015)- Kristen Hurley (Columbia, Conn.) and Jake Miter (Troy, N.Y.) were awarded the 2015 USA National Skeleton Push Championship titles in Lake Placid, N.Y. this morning. Athletes were given two runs on the wheeled push track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and the competitor with the lowest combined time was declared the winner in their respective division.
Ninety-two World Records only the beginning for high school athlete Evan Pittman
Sept. 25, 2015
Evan Pittman isn’t your traditional junior in high school, or your traditional USA Bobsled & Skeleton member. In fact, he isn’t even your traditional youth athlete. As recently profiled in USA Today High School Sports, the 16-year-old competitive powerlifter already has 92 world records to his name, has won seven Junior Olympic Games, six world powerlifting championships, and was recently selected as Amateur Athletic Union Strength Sports Male Athlete of the Year. And while he has already been more successful than most of us could even dream of, he isn’t content just yet. Instead, Evan has his sights set on 100 world records, a feat that no powerlifter has ever accomplished while in high school or even in college.
USA National Skeleton Push Championships scheduled for Saturday
Sept. 23, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2015)- USA Skeleton athletes will compete for the 2015 USA National Push Championship title on the wheeled push track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. at 10 a.m. ET this Saturday. Push championships are not mandatory for skeleton competitors, but results give athletes a chance to measure their off-season training and provide the coaching staff with valuable information leading into selections.
Rookie Abdul-Saboor wins men’s USA National Bobsled Push Championships, Powered by BMW
Sept. 19, 2015
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2015)- Rookie competitor Hakeem Abdul-Saboor (Powhatan, Va.) won the men’s USA National Bobsled Push Championships, powered by BMW, in Lake Placid, N.Y. today. Adbul-Saboor, who led last month’s preliminary championships, finished 0.04 seconds ahead the field today to clinch the national title.
National Bobsled Push Championships
Sept. 18, 2015
Gibbs Meyers Taylor and Holcomb win USA National Bobsled Push Championships Powered by BMW
Sept. 18, 2015LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2015)- Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) won the women’s USA National Bobsled Push Championships, powered by BMW, in Lake Placid, N.Y. this morning, while Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) claimed their respective pilot push titles.
The will to succeed
Sept. 17, 2015
Growing up in Moline, Ill., the expectations couldn’t have been higher for Dan Steele. But the pressure didn’t come from his parents or from a coach. No, the competitive fire burned inside, because of Dan’s twin brother and current USA Bobsled & Skeleton Chief Executive Officer, Darrin.