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
  • 2017 World Championship silver medal in team relay
  • Second place in the 2017-2018 Sprint World Cup Standings
  • Third place in 2016-2017 World Cup Overall standings
  • Third place in the 2016-2017 Sprint World Cup Standings
  • World Cup silver and bronze medals in 2016-2017
  • Five time Norton National Champion (Three with Jayson Terdiman, Two with Preston Griffall)
  • Current World Cup ranking 5th entering 2018 Olympic Winter Games
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FUN FACTS

  • Matthew’s favorite place to race is Lake Placid, NY
  • Matthew comes from a family of nine
  • Matthew is a soldier and member of the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)
  • Matthew plays guitar as a hobby


17-18
SEASON (with Jayson Terdiman, Doubles team finished 5th in World Cup standings in their fourth season together)

  • 4th place in Olympic Winter Games team relay in Pyeongchang, South Korea (missed medals by 0.1 of a second)
  • 10th place in Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
  • 8th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
  • 10th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup doubles race
  • 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)