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Where in the world is USA Luge?

PyeongChang, South Korea

February 9, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News

The USA Luge senior team will be spending two weeks in PyeongChang, South Korea - site of the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games - prior to the eighth Viessmann World Cup of the season there Feb. 18-19.

The team has 10 World Cup medals for the season so far, plus three from the World Championships.

For the women, Erin Hamlin is ranked third in the World Cup standings with two gold medals while Emily Sweeney is fifth with two silver medals. Summer Britcher is eighth and Raychel Germaine is 17th.

Article Photos

USA Luge team members, from left, Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk (doubles) and Taylor Morris (singles) gave up their rightfully earned spot in the recent World Championship team relay, in favor of teammates they thought would help USA Luge win a medal. Their sense of team over self enabled Tucker West, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman to join Erin Hamlin and led to a silver medal in Igls, Austria. It was the team’s third medal at worlds.
(Photo courtesy USA Luge)

For the men, Tucker West is fifth in the overall standings with two gold medals while Chris Mazdzer is 11th and Taylor Morris is 16th.

For doubles, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman are ranked third with a silver and bronze.

In the Team Relay, the team is ranked fourth.

In the Sprint World Cup, Hamlin is ranked second, Mazdzer is ranked third, and Mortensen and Terdiman are ranked third.

USA Luge headquarters is located in Lake Placid.



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