Name: Tucker West
Sport: Luge
Position: Singles
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190 lbs
DOB: 1/1/1995
Birthplace: Danbury, Conn.
Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
Olympic Experience
  • 2014, 2018
World Championship Experience
  • 2015, 2016, 2017
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2012 Team Relay Gold Medal
Other Career Highlights
  • 3 World Cup victories
  • 7-time National Indoor Start Champion
  • In 2011, youngest to ever win a national championship
  • Gold medal in team relay, 2012 Youth Olympic Games
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BEST EVER RESULTS

  • 3 World Cup gold medals
  • 7-time Norton USA Luge Start Champion, including youngest ever
  • Gold medal in team relay at 2012 Youth Olympic Games
  • U23 gold medal at 2016 Koenigssee World Championships (singles)
  • Silver medal in 2017 World Championship team relay


PERSONAL INFO

  • Saw luge on TV during 2002 Winter Olympics; father, Brett, then built a backyard track for Tucker at home
  • Finished 22nd at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Finished 26th at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea
  • 3 World Cup victories
  • Attends classes online

 

18-19 SEASON

  • First place in Norton USA Luge Start Championship
  • Second place in pre-season Lillehammer Cup


    17-18
    SEASON

    • 26th place in Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (holds start record set in first run of Olympic race)
    • 13th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
    • 10th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race
    • 15th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup sprint race
    • 11th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup singles race
    • 15th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup singles race
    • Silver medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup team relay (with Summer Britcher, Matt Mortensen/Jayson Terdiman)
    • 6th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
    • Bronze medal in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
    • 5th place in Lake Placid World Cup sprint race
    • 16th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup singles race
    • 27th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race
    • 10th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup singles race
    • 15th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race
    • 16th place in Igls, Austria World Cup singles race
    • 4th place in Igls, Austria World Cup team relay


    16-17 SEASON (Finished 7th in overall World Cup standings)

    • Silver medal in pre-season Lillehammer Cup
    • Swept all 4 fall competitions in Oct and Nov (Norton National Championship and 3 seeding races)
    • Disqualified (overweight) in Winterberg World Cup singles (resulted in lost point opportunity in singles and sprint race)
    • Gold medal in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
    • Bronze medal in Lake Placid World Cup team relay (with Britcher, Mortensen/Terdiman)
    • Gold medal in shortened Whistler World Cup singles race
    • 4th place in Park City World Cup singles race
    • 6th place in Park City World Cup sprint race
    • 9th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
    • Silver medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup team relay (with Erin Hamlin, Matt Mortensen/Jayson Terdiman)
    • 9th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race
    • 10th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
    • 15th place in World Championship singles race (Igls, Austria)
    • 14th place in World Championship sprint race (Igls, Austria)
    • Silver medal in World Championship team relay (with Erin Hamlin, Matt Mortensen/Jayson Terdiman) (Igls, Austria)
    • 12th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup singles race
    • 22nd place in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup singles race
    • 4th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race

    15-16 SEASON (Finished 7th in overall World Cup standings)

    • Gold medal in the first fall seeding race
    • Won the annual USA Luge Start Championship
    • 7th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
    • Silver medal at 2015 Lake Placid World Cup
    • 9th place in 2015 Park City World Cup (singles)
    • 5th place in 2015 Park City World Cup (sprint)
    • 7th place in 2015 Calgary World Cup (singles)
    • 12th place in 2015 Calgary World Cup (sprint)
    • Bronze medal in 2016 Sigulda World Cup (singles)
    • 15th place in Oberhof World Cup (singles)
    • 14th place in Oberhof World Cup (sprint)
    • U23 gold medal in 2016 Koenigssee World Championships (singles)
    • 15th place in 2016 Koenigssee World Championships (sprint)
    • 6th place in 2016 Koenigssee World Championships (singles)
    • 13th place in 2016 Altenberg World Cup (singles)
    • 20th place in 2016 Winterberg World Cup (singles)

    14-15 SEASON

    • Gold medal at Lake Placid World Cup
    • Bronze medal at Team Relay in Lake Placid World Cup
    • Silver medal in Calgary, Canada FIL-Sprint World Cup
    • 7th in Calgary, Canada World Cup
    • 10th in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
    • Bronze medal at Winterberg, Germany World Cup
    • 6th place in Team Relay at Winterberg, Germany World Cup
    • 5th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup
    • Silver medal at Jr. World Championship in Lillehammer, Norway
    • 4th place in Team Relay Jr. World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway
    • 21st in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
    • 16th in Sochi, Russia World Cup

    13-14 SEASON

    • Finished 22nd at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
    • Silver medal in team relay at Junior World Championships in Igls, Austria
    • 9th place at Junior World Championships in Igls, Austria
    • Silver medal in team relay in Oberhof, Germany Junior World Cup
    • Bronze medal in Oberhof, Germany Junior World Cup
    • 19th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
    • 23rd in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
    • 16th place in Park City, Utah World Cup
    • 11th place in Whistler World Cup
    • Part of silver medal relay team in Winterberg, Germany
    • Tie 11th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
    • Gold medal in Igls, Austria Nations Cup
    • 26th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
    • 28th place in Lillehammer World Cup
    • 2013 Silver medalist in Norton Nat'l Championships

    12-13 SEASON

    • 2013 Norton Junior National Championship silver medalist
    • 10th in Junior World Championships in Park City, Utah
    • 22nd in Igls, Austria Junior World Cup
    • 15th in Winterberg, Germany Junior World Cup
    • 3rd in Team Relay at Park City, Utah Junior World Championship
    • 13th in Lillehammer, Norway Junior World Cup
    • 17th in Koenigssee, Germany Junior World Cup
    • Tied for Norton Nat'l Championship (with Chris Mazdzer)
    11-12 SEASON
    • 20th in Winterberg, Germany Junior World Cup
    • 12th in 2012 Youth Olympic games
    • 6th in Team Relay Koenigssee, Germany Junior World Championship
    • 12th in Koenigssee, Germany Junior World Championship
    • Silver Medalist at Junior World Cup in Igls, Austria
    • Bronze Medalist in Youth A Junior World Cup, Calgary, Canada
    10-11 SEASON
    • 8th in Norton National Championships
    • Silver medal in 2011 Norton Youth A National Championships
    • Silver medal in 2011 Norton Youth A National Seeding Race
    • Silver Medalist Norton Youth National Championships
    • Silver Medalist Norton Jr National Championships
    • 14th in Igls, Austria Junior World Cup
    • 12th in Koenigssee, Germany Junior World Cup
    • 24th in Altenberg, Germany Junior World Cup