Meyers Taylor and Gibbs in women’s bobsled World Championship medal hunt after day one
Feb. 12, 2016
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 12, 2016)- After the first day of women’s bobsled World Championship racing in Igls, Austria, two American teams are in the medal hunt and all three are positioned in the top-10 of a stacked field. Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) are on bronze medal pace, while Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) and Cherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) are just outside medal position in fifth. Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) and Kehri Jones (Killeen, Texas) rallied together in an impressive debut for eighth position after day one.
Team USA primed for World Championship success
Feb. 11, 2016
USA Bobsled & Skeleton has already won 12 World Cup medals during the 2015-16 season, which will help bolster Team USA when it hits the Igls, Austria track the next two weekends for the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation’s (IBSF) World Championship. Led by the women’s bobsled team, which has claimed eight of 12 Team USA medals on tour this season, the American delegation hopes to rely on a group of highly decorated veterans and talented youngsters in search of a World Championship.
2016 USA Bobsled and Skeleton World Championship Team announced
Feb. 10, 2016
IGLS, Austria (Feb. 10, 2016)- Exactly 40 years after the last Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria, the Igls track will play host for the 2016 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships. Over the next two weeks the Tyrolean city will be the stage for the world’s elite as they vie for the coveted title of World Champion. Igls will not only spotlight the five disciplines of the World Cup tour, but it will also feature a team event and a four-woman bobsled exhibition race.
Nathan Crumpton’s upward climb to skeleton success
Feb. 10, 2016
Nathan Crumpton didn’t even think he was going to slide this season.
A triumphant transition for Jamie Greubel Poser
Feb. 09, 2016
Jamie Greubel Poser’s first ride in a bobsled was an experience she’d rather forget.
Team USA stifled in St. Moritz’s four-person World Cup
Feb. 07, 2016
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 7, 2016)- Multiple World and Olympic champion Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) tried to milk the all-natural track of St. Moritz for speed in today’s final heat of the four-person bobsled World Cup after a skiddy first run, but Holcomb wasn’t able to make up time. Holcomb and his push crew of Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine), Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Sam McGuffie (Cypress, Texas) finished 15th with a combined time of 2:12.92.
Holcomb and Valdes continue Team USA’s medal streak with silver in St. Moritz
Feb. 06, 2016
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2016)- Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) was elated at the finish after winning his first St. Moritz World Cup medal in his 18-year career today alongside Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) in the BMW two-man bobsled. Holcomb and Valdes secured the silver medal to continue Team USA’s medal streak after the women’s bobsled victory earlier this morning.
Meyers Taylor golden in return to women’s bobsled World Cup
Feb. 06, 2016
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2016)- Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) returned to the World Cup tour in top form by winning the women’s bobsled World Cup with Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the BMW sled today.
O’Shea sixth in women’s skeleton World Cup on all-natural track of Switzerland
Feb. 05, 2016
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016)- Annie O’Shea (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) carried momentum from her standout performances in North America with a sixth place finish in St. Moritz, Switzerland today to lead the USA Skeleton women’s team. Kendall Wesenberg (Modesto, Calif.) was on O’Shea’s heels after a stellar first run, but the World Cup rookie fell back a few spots into eighth in the final heat. Both Americans struggled during the shortened training week, but O’Shea said the coaching staff helped them prepare for the competition.
Brown leads Team USA with ninth place finish in St. Moritz’s men’s skeleton World Cup
Feb. 05, 2016
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 5, 2016)- Kyle Brown (Concord, N.H.) and Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wis.) were in the medal hunt after the first run of the men’s skeleton World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland today, but a troublesome second heat cost both competitors several spots. Brown led the American men with a ninth place finish, while Antoine finished 15th.