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Local Olympians

USA Luge names junior National Team

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced on Wednesday the Junior National Team who will be representing the nation for the 2024-2025 racing season. The 2024 Junior World Champions Marcus Mueller and Ansel Haugsjaa will return following a successful season that included a first Junior World ...

USA Luge announces fall National team

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced on Tuesday the members of the 2024 National Team. The group features seven Olympic athletes and hopes to build on the team’s success from last season. The team won 14 medals, including two at the World Championships. USA Luge athletes also had eight top ten ...

Three win Junior National Championship luge titles

LAKE PLACID — Two-time Junior World Championship medalist Matt Greiner celebrated his final day as a junior luge athlete on March 2 by winning the Norton Junior National Championship title in Lake Placid. In the men’s doubles event, Junior World Champions Marcus Mueller and Ansel Haugsjaa ...

USA Luge earns five top 10 spots in the Oberhof World Cup

OBERHOF, Germany — The United States relay squad of Emily Sweeney, the men’s doubles team of Zack DiGregorio and Sean Hollander, Tucker West and the women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reanynn Weiler placed fifth in the team relay event at the FIL Luge World Cup on Feb. 11. In the ...

In the eyes of Olympians

LAKE PLACID — During the centennial of the first Olympic Winter Games — held from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 1924, at Chamonix, France — some local Olympians reflected this week on their Olympic experiences and Lake Placid’s past, current and future roles in the Olympic ...

U.S. women’s doubles earns bronze at luge World Championships

ALTENBERG, Germany — The United States doubles team of Chevonne Forgan and Sophie Kirkby won their second career World Championship bronze medal on Jan. 27, tying the start and track records while doing so. Team USA also brought home a silver medal at the 52nd FIL Luge World ...