2023 BRINGS MORE COMPETITION FOR USABS
Photo Credit: Viesturs Lacis | IBSF
WINTERBERG, GERMANY (January 8, 2023) - On January 6, 2023, the IBSF World Cup began its first race in 2023 with Men’s Skeleton followed by Women’s Skeleton. In Men’s Skeleton, Austin Florian finished 9th with a time of 1:55.16. Andrew Blaser finished 17th with a time of 1:56.33. In Women’s Skeleton, Kelly Curtis placed 11th with a time of 1:58.31. Teammates Kendall Wesenberg and Hallie Clarke ranked 16th and 17th, with times of 1:58.70 and 1:58.72 respectively.
On January 7, the action continued with Women’s Monobob, where Kaillie Humphries earned a 2nd-place finish with her time of 1:59.72. With her 2nd-place finish, Humphries leads the overall IBSF rankings in Monobob. Nicole Vogt placed 12th with a time of 2:01.46 and Riley Compton placed 15th with a time of 2:02.34.
The last day of races concluded for the USA with 2-Woman Bobsled, where Humphries and Kaysha Love placed 4th with a time of 1:54.43. Vogt and Jasmine Jones placed 13th with a time of 1:56.35. Compton and Emily Renna placed 15th with a time of 1:56.87.
“I am really happy with my performances here in Winterberg,” Humphries shared about her two podium finishes. “This is typically my hardest week on tour; this track and I have had a long history of bad results. I am very happy with my driving and pushes this week. Kaysha performed awesome, and to be pushing this quick in only our second race together this season, her second year as a brakeman ever, is really cool. She has a very bright future in this sport. The team was a huge help, we are working very well together and having fun this year”.
The IBSF World Cup will reconvene in Altenberg, Germany on January 13.
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About USA Bobsled/SkeletonUSA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com. Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit www.usabobsledskeleton.com.