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USA Luge Junior National Team, Junior C and D Teams announced for 2020-2021 season

By Sandy Caligiore | May 05, 2020, 1:35 p.m. (ET)


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. –
The future of USA Luge, numbering 76 athletes at various levels, was announced Friday as the national governing body released the names of its 2020-2021 Junior National Team and Junior C and D teams.

Zack DiGregorio, of Medway, Mass., is the lone member of the Junior National A Team. DiGregorio recorded second, fourth and eighth place results last season on the Junior World Cup tour and spent time late in the year with the National Team. He was runner-up in the 2020 Norton Junior National Championship.

Five luge racers who competed in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) headline the USA Luge Junior National B Team. Doubles athletes Maya Chan, of Chicago, and Reannyn Weiler, of Whitesboro, N.Y., fourth at the YOG, are well-positioned and gaining experience for Junior World Cup women’s doubles races, World Cup women’s doubles if the discipline should be added, and ultimately, women’s doubles at the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games if the event is brought into the Olympic program.

Matt Greiner, of Park City, Utah, competing in the Youth A World Cup, has also been elevated to the Junior National B Team as a result of his ninth-place result at the YOG and a gold medal in the 2020 Norton Junior National Championships where he raced up in age group and had the fastest runs in three of the four heats over two days.

Another B Team member is Sam Eckert, of Wilmington, N.Y., near Lake Placid, who competed in both singles and doubles last winter. His highlights included an eighth place YOG doubles performance with Sam Day, silver medal in a Youth A World Cup doubles in Winterberg, Germany, also with Day, and was the 2020 Norton Youth National Champion in singles in Lake Placid.

Day, of Wantagh, N.Y., partnered with Eckert in doubles. He raced in the YOG despite a foot injury. The problem kept him out the 2020 Norton Youth and Junior National Championships.

Sophie Kirkby, from Ray Brook, N.Y., just five miles from Lake Placid, claimed the 2020 Norton National Championship. Kirkby also posted five World Cup results between 10th and 15th places.

Michael O’Gara, of La Crescenta, Calif., is among a pool of athletes named as doubles specialists. O’Gara teamed with Sean Hollander who has moved up to the USA Luge National Team. Together, they collected a pair of Junior World Cup fourth place finishes, sixth at the Junior World Championships, and won the silver medal in the 2020 Norton Junior National Championships.

For these younger athletes, in addition to the Junior World Cup schedule, the 2020-2021 season highlight will be the Junior World Championships in Winterberg, Germany.

HERE ARE THE TEAM LISTINGS IN THEIR ENTIRETY:

 

 

 


Junior National “A” Team

 

 

 

 

Zachary DiGregorio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior National “B Team

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Eckert

Sophie Kirkby

 

Maya Chan/Reannyn Weiler

Matthew Greiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael O’Gara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior “C” Team

 

 

 

 

 

 


(Training and Traveling with Junior National Team)

 

 

Hunter Harris

Sophia Gordon

 

Marcus Mueller/Ansel Haugsjaa

Ansel Haugsjaa

McKenna Mazlo

 

Aidan Mueller/Frank Ike

Marcus Mueller

Elana Morrison

 

 

 

 

 

Jessa Muller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior “C” Team

 

 

 

 


Logan Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leila Arbabi

 

Caitlyn Petteys

David D’Amico

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney Duncan

 

Theresa Prehn

Eli Iacovoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Erickson

 

Mary Grace Richardson

Jeffrey Sichler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Kobelia

 

Macey Schomaker

Tomas Ziemiecki

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Kogut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Junior “D” Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orson Colby

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendall Achen

Timothy Cuneo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeline Albert

Joey Heuser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian Arnold

Andrew Robertson

Emma Ford

Ella Gelston

Brock Bartol

Josh Berzowski

Nathan Bivins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Brand

 

Haidyn Bunker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Coates

 

 

Jalynne Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darryl Cooper

 

 

Brianna Gosnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin Davis

 

 

Addison Inman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Desautels

 

Elizabeth Kleinheinz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boden Haber

 

 

Kylie Landberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leander Haugsjaa

 

Breckan Luedke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Howard

 

Sadie Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevan Kalbfleisch

 

Kai McKinnon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang Lux

 

 

Goldie Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Prahm

 

 

Betty Redican

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinatra Robles

 

 

Maggie Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zack Sevcik

 

 

Emma Taney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Somers

 

 

Talia Tonn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parker Weiss

 

 

Caylin Weaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Williams

 

 

 




















Team Status for all Athletes is contingent upon passing Physical Test Standards.