Antoine kicks off men’s skeleton World Cup with top-10 finish
Nov. 28, 2015
ALTENBERG, Germany (Nov. 28, 2015)- Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wis.) posted a top-10 finish in the men’s skeleton season World Cup opener on what he considers the most challenging track on tour. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist led Team USA this morning with a 10th place finish in Altenberg, Germany.
Team USA awarded four medals in Whistler NAC races
Nov. 28, 2015
WHISTLER, Canada (Nov. 27, 2015)- Team USA won four medals in the Whistler North American Cup races yesterday and today. Brittany Reinbolt (Searcy, Ark.) and push athlete Bonnie Kilis (Bridgeport, Conn.) won gold in the fourth NAC women’s bobsled race today, while Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) claimed the race title in the women’s skeleton event. Savannah Graybill (Denver, Pa.) slid to a gold medal of her own in yesterday’s women’s skeleton competition. Americans Dakarai Kongela (Suquamish, Wash.) and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor (Powhatan, Va.) also reached the podium with a bronze medal performance in the two-man bobsled race today.
Greubel Poser and Gibbs open season with bronze medal performance in women’s bobsled World Cup
Nov. 27, 2015
ALTENBERG, Germany (Nov. 27, 2015)- Olympic medalist Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) teamed with Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) to lead Team USA in the women’s bobsled World Cup opener with a bronze medal finish in the Under Armour-wrapped BMW-made sled in Altenberg today. Reigning World Cup and World Champions Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Cherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) finished eighth in the BMW sled.
O’Shea and Wesenberg finish 12th and 18th in women’s skeleton World Cup opener
Nov. 27, 2015
ALTENBERG, Germany (Nov. 27, 2015)- Annie O’Shea (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and Kendall Wesenberg (Modesto, Calif.) kicked off the women’s skeleton World Cup season with 12th and 18th place finishes in Altenberg today. The German track is labeled by athletes as one of the most technically difficult courses in the world, snarling even the most experienced pilots.
Holiday Greetings from USA Bobsled and Skeleton
Nov. 26, 2015
The holiday season is a time of year that is meant to share with loved ones. Regardless of where in the world our athletes are throughout the holiday season, their loved ones are always at the top of their minds.
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.