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USA BOBSLED/SKELETON TEAMS START THE SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE

Nov. 15, 2022, 1:28 p.m. (ET)

 

 

USA BOBSLED/SKELETON TEAMS START THE SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE

 

Athletes pushing off the start in Park City

Photo credit: Jayden Inniss

 

 

WHISTLER, British Columbia (November 15, 2022) - The USA Bobsled/Skeleton teams kicked off the new season with a trip to Canada to compete in the North American Cup (NAC). On November 9th, in Women’s Monobob, Kaillie Humphries snagged a first-place victory with a time of 1:49.66. Frankie Del Duca and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor placed fourth overall in 2-Man Bobsled with a time of 1:43.99.

 

On to November 10th, Del Duca competed again in 2-Man Bobsled, this time joined by teammate Adrian Adams. Together, the pair secured a second-place finish with a time of 1:43.99. In Women’s Monobob, Nicole Vogt placed 5th with a 1:52.86 finish, Riley Compton placed 6th with a 1:56.48 finish, and Lauren Brzozowski placed 7th with a 2:11.04 finish.

 

On November 11th, Austin Florian was crowned victorious in Men’s Skeleton, earning a first-place finish with a time of 1:46.37. Similarly, in Women’s Skeleton, Hallie Clarke also secured a win with a 1:47.69 time. Meanwhile in Lillehammer, Norway at the Intercontinental Cup (ICC), Mystique Ro won the first-place title for Team USA with a result of 1:51.69, and Michell Toukan placed 11th with a time of 1:54.48 also in Women’s Skeleton. Daniel Barefoot came in 8th with a 1:47.60 time in the Men's Skeleton ICC division, and Hunter Willams finished 13th with a 1:48.41 finish.

 

Florian finished 3rd on November 12th with a 1:46.35 time, followed by Andrew Blaser’s 5th place finish of 1:47.28. In the NAC Women’s division, Clarke secured a 3rd place spot with a 1:48.91 time. Back over in Lillehammer, Barefoot placed 5th and Williams placed 16th, with 1:44.54 and 1:47.18 finishes respectively while Ro placed 4th with a 1:48.41 time and Toukin placed 11th with a 1:50.21 time. In NAC 4-Man Bobsled, Del Duca, Manteo Mitchell, Adams and Abdul-Saboor placed 2nd with a 1:42.81 time. In NAC 2-Women Bobsled, Humphries and Emily Renna received a 3rd-place title with a time of 1:46.68, while fellow teammates Compton and Jestena Mattson placed 5th with a 1:49.45 time.

 

Finally, on November 13th, the festivities came to a close with a 2nd-place finish for 4-Man Bobsled team Del Duca, Mitchell, Adams and Abdul-Saboor finishing with a 1:43.03 time. In 2-Women Bobsled, Compton and Macy Tarlton received 4th with a 1:49.79 finish.

 

Looking forward, Team USA will continue competing in Lillehammer for EC Men’s Skeleton and Women’s Skeleton from November 18th through November 20th, 2022. In the United States, the Para Bobsled World Cup will be held in Lake Placid, NY on November 19th, 2022 as well as NAC 2-Man Bobsled and Women’s Monobob in Park City, UT also on November 19th.

 

For media inquiries, please contact USABS’ Digital Media & Communications Manager Abby Slenker at abby.slenker@usabs.com.

 

 

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