Name: Emily Sweeney
Sport: Luge
Height: 5'5"
DOB: 3/16/1993
Birthplace: Portland, Maine
Hometown: Suffield, Conn.
Coach(es): Bill Tavares, Bengt Walden, Lubomir Mick
Olympic Experience
  • 2018
World Championship Experience
  • 2013 Junior World Champion
Other Career Highlights
  • 2013 Junior World Champion
  • 1 World Cup gold medal
  • 3 World Cup silver medals
  • 1 World Cup bronze medal
Personal: Emily is a member of the National Guard/World Class Athlete Program...Emily enjoys playing lacrosse...Emily loves to sing along to Taylor Swift songs
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FUN FACTS

  • Emily is a member of the National Guard/World Class Athlete Program
  • Emily enjoys playing lacrosse
  • Emily loves to sing along to Taylor Swift songs


BEST EVER RESULTS

  • Gold medal in 2017 Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race (first career gold)
  • Silver medalist at 2015 Lake Placid World Cup
  • Silver medal in 2016 Park City World Cup singles race
  • Silver medal in 2016 Park City World Cup sprint race

 

18-19 SEASON

  • 6th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup singles race
  • Bronze medal in Whistler, Canada World Cup singles race
  • DNR in Igls, Austria season opener

 

17-18 SEASON (finished World Cup season 11th ranked overall)

  • Did not finish in her Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea
  • 21st place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race (4th after first run)
  • 12th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup sprint race
  • 14th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup singles race
  • DNR in Oberhof, Germany World Cup singles race (neck strain)
  • 7th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 17th place in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
  • 7th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup singles race (secured second B tier Olympic qualification
  • 11th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race
  • Gold medal in Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race (first career gold)
  • 8th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup singles (secured B tier Olympic qualification)
  • 14th place in Igls, Austria World Cup singles

 
16-17 SEASON
(wrist surgery in late summer 2016)

  • Won last 2 fall seeding races
  • 9th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 14th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race
  • 6th place in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
  • 4th place in Whistler World Cup singles race
  • Silver medal in Park City World Cup singles race
  • Silver medal in Park City World Cup sprint race
  • 8th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 9th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles
  • 4th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint
  • 15th in World Championship singles race (Igls, Austria)
  • 4th in World Championship sprint race (Igls, Austria)
  • 12th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup women's singles race
  • 21st in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup singles race
  • 17th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race

15-16 SEASON (Finished 8th in overall World Cup rankings)

  • Swept the fall series: gold medalist in both seeding races and Norton National Championships
  • 6th in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • Silver medalist at 2015 Lake Placid World Cup
  • 5th place in 2015 Park City World Cup (missed singles podium by 0.01 of a second)
  • 9th place in 2015 Park City World Cup (sprint)
  • 7th place in 2015 Calgary World Cup (singles)
  • 5th place in 2015 Calgary World Cup (sprint)
  • 9th place in 2015 Sigulda World Cup (singles)
  • 11th place in Oberhof World Cup (singles)
  • 8th place in Oberhof World Cup (sprint)
  • 14th place in Koenigssee World Championships (singles)
  • 20th place in Sochi World Cup (singles)
  • 12th place in Altenberg World Cup (singles)
  • 9th place in Winterberg World Cup (singles)

14-15 SEASON

  • 7th in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 12th in Igls, Austria FIL-Sprint World Cup
  • 5th in Lake Placid World Cup
  • 15th in Calgary, Canada FIL-Sprint World Cup
  • 10th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 4th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • Silver medal in Team Relay in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 16th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 10th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 23rd in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup
  • 10th in Altenberg, Germany FIL-Sprint World Cup
  • 9th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
     

12-13 SEASON

  • 2013 World Junior Champion (Park City, Utah)
  • 2013 Norton Junior National Championship siilver medalist
  • 23rd in Sochi Pre-Olympic World Cup
  • 9th in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup
  • 22nd in Whistler, Canada World Championship
  • 3rd in Team Relay at Park City, Utah Junior World Championship
  • 17th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 10th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 12th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 19th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • Bronze medal in first Norton Seeding Race

11-12 SEASON
  • 6th in Konigssee, Germany Junior World Championship
  • Gold medal in Park City, Utah Junior World Cup #2
  • Silver medal in Oberhof, Germany Junior World Cup
  • 6th in Team Relay Koenigssee, Germany Junior World Championship
  • 12th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 5th in Calgary, Canada Junior World Cup
  • 13th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • Gold Medalist at Park City, Utah Junior World Cup

10-11 SEASON
  • 8th in Oberhof, Germany FIL Junior World Championships
  • 22nd in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 6th in Sigulda, Latvia Junior World Cup
  • Bronze medalist in Junior Challenge Cup in Sigulda, Latvia
  • Silver medalist in Igls, Austria Junior World Cup
  • 24th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup

09-10 SEASON
  • 2010 Norton National Championship: 2nd
  • 2009-10 Junior World Cup Ranking: 10th
  • 2009-10 Junior Team Competition: 2nd, 2nd
  • 2010 Junior World Championships: 5th
  • 2009-10 Junior (to age 20) World Cup Results: 9th, 3rd, 4th
  • 2009-10 Senior World Cup Results: 17th (NC), 9th (NC), 13th, 16th
  • Lost final Vancouver Olympic team berth to sister Megan in special race-off