Name: Matt Mortensen
Sport: Luge
Position: Doubles with Jayson Terdiman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 187lbs
DOB: 12/11/1985
Birthplace: Huntington Station, N.Y.
Hometown: Huntington Station, N.Y.
Olympic Experience
  • 2014, 2018
Other Career Highlights
  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • Fall 2012 Norton National Champion
  • Third place in 2016-2017 World Cup standings
  • World Cup silver and bronze medals in 2016-2017
  • 2017 World Championship silver medal in team relay
  • Started racing with Jayson Terdiman in March 2014
  • Matt and Jayson have won three straight Norton National Championships
Personal: Matthew’s favorite place to race is Oberhof, Germany...Matthew comes from a family of nine...Matthew plays guitar as a hobby...Member of the US Army World Class Athlete Program
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FUN FACTS

  • Matthew’s favorite place to race is Oberhof, Germany
  • Matthew comes from a family of nine
  • Matthew plays guitar as a hobby


BEST EVER RESULTS

  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup doubles race (first for the Mortensen/Terdiman doubles team)
  • Bronze medal in Park City World Cup sprint race
  • Silver medal in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles race (secured third place in overall World Cup standings)
  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • Fall 2012 Norton National Champion
  • Matthew and Preston are three-time USA Luge Start Champions (2009-11)
  • Finished 6th in Team Relay Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 2011-12 World Cup: Race #1:11th
  • 2008 Verizon U.S. National Championship silver medalists
  • Matthew and Preston are the 2007 Verizon U.S. National Championship bronze medalists
  • Matthew and Garon Thorne raced to the 2003 Verizon U.S. Junior National Championship
  • Matthew is the 2005 overall Junior (to age 20) World Cup doubles champion, and a two-time overall silver medalists (2003 & 2004), with Garon Thorne
  • Matthew and Preston finished 9th at the 2009 World Championships (Lake Placid)
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup (first ever, with Jayson Terdiman)
  • Bronze medal in Park City World Cup sprint race (second in career, with Jayson Terdiman)


PERSONAL INFO

  • WCAP athletes: Training with the US Army and luge via the World Class Athlete Program
  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (with Preston Griffall)


17-18
SEASON (with Jayson Terdiman, now in their fourth season together)

  • Bronze medal in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup sprint race
  • 8th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup doubles race
  • 11th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • Silver medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup team relay (with Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Jayson Terdiman)
  • 10th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • 5th place in Lake Placid World Cup doubles race
  • 4th place in Lake Placid World Cup sprint race
  • 7th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup doubles race
  • 4th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup team relay (with Summer Britcher, Chris Mazdzer, Jayson Terdiman)
  • 11th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • 5th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup doubles race (secured A tier qualification for 2018 Olympics)
  • 4th place in Winterberg, Germany sprint doubles race
  • 23rd in Igls, Austria World Cup doubles race

16-17 SEASON (with Jayson Terdiman; Doubles team finished third in overall World Cup standings)

  • Gold medal in pre-season Lillehammer Cup
  • 6th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • 4th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup doubles race (first for the doubles team)
  • Bronze medal in Lake Placid World Cup team relay (with Britcher, West, Terdiman)
  • 8th place in Whistler World Cup
  • 5th place in Park City World Cup doubles race
  • Bronze medal in Park City World Cup sprint race
  • 9th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • Silver medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup team relay (with Hamlin, West, Terdiman)
  • 6th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup doubles race
  • 6th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
  • 4th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup team relay
  • 21st place in World Championship doubles race (Igls, Austria)
  • 7th place in World Championship sprint race (Igls, Austria)
  • Silver medal in World Championship team relay (with Erin Hamlin, Tucker West) (Igls, Austria)
  • 8th place in Oberhof, World Cup doubles race
  • 7th place in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup doubles race
  • 4th place in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup team relay
  • Silver medal in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles race (secured third place in overall World Cup standings)

15-16 SEASON (Finished 5th in overall World Cup standings)

  • With partner Jayson Terdiman, swept the 2 fall seeding races and Norton National Championships
  • 8th place in Igls, Austria World Cup (doubles)
  • 7th place in Lake Placid World Cup (doubles, 4th best second heat)
  • 5th place in Park City World Cup (sprint)
  • 7th place in Park City World Cup (doubles)
  • 6th place in Calgary World Cup (doubles)
  • 7th place in Calgary World Cup (sprint)
  • 6th place in Sigulda World Cup (doubles)
  • 4th place in Oberhof World Cup (sprint)
  • 11th place in Oberhof World Cup (doubles)
  • 5th place in Koenigssee World Championship (sprint)
  • 9th place in Koenigssee World Championship (doubles)
  • 9th place in Sochi World Cup (doubles, leaders after one heat)
  • 13th place in Altenberg World Cup (doubles)
  • 11th place in Winterberg World Cup (doubles)

14-15 SEASON

  • 10th in Igls, Austria FIL-Sprint World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 7th in Igls, Austria World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 6th in Lake Placid World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • Bronze medal in Team Relay at Lake Placid World Cup
  • 7th in Calgary, Canada FIL-Sprint World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 12th in Calgary Canada World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 8th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • Silver medal in Team Relay at Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 9th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • Sliver medal in Team Relay in Oberhof Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 12th in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 5th in Team Relay at Lillehammer, Norway World Cup
  • 6th in Altenberg, Germany FIL-Sprint World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 11th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 9th in Sochi, Russia World Cup doubles (with Jayson Terdiman)
  • 4th in Team Relay at Sochi, Russia World Cup

13-14 SEASON

  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • 13th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 16th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • DNF in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 9th place in Park City, Utah World Cup
  • 9th place in Whistler World Cup
  • 17th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 15th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 13th place in Lillehammer World Cup
  • 2013 winner of fall seeding race series
12-13 SEASON
  • 17th in Sochi Pre-Olympic World Cup
  • 6th in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • 14th in Whistler, Canada World Championship
  • 11th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Team Relay Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 17th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 13th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 10th in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 12th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 16th in Königssee, Germany World Cup
  • Gold medal in Norton National Championships (doubles) with Preston Griffall

11-12 SEASON
  • 8th in Paramonovo, Russia World Cup
  • 16th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 14th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 18th in World Cup Winterberg, Germany
  • 6th in Oberhof Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 12th in Whistler, Canada World Cup
  • 11th in Igls, Austria World Cup

10-11 SEASON
  • 7th in Cesana, Italy FIL World Championships
  • 10th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 12th in Paramonovo, Russia World Cup
  • 16th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 11th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 14th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Park City, Utah World Cup
  • 10th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • 11th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 9th in Igls, Austria World Cup

09-10 SEASON
  • 7th in Challenge Cup
  • 4th in Team Relay
  • Norton National Championships in Lake Placid, NY: 4th
  • 2009-2010 World Cup Results: 14th, 8th, 20th, 12th