As primary sponsor of the USA Luge Association since 2007, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has provided both financial and technical support to our national luge athletes.
In addition to providing product to meet all of their abrasives needs, we currently have employees engaged in projects related to the design and manufacture of sled components, improving the consistency of the sled assembly process, and the creation of a technical database to analyze athlete performance in an effort to maximize their speed.
The teamwork is paying off with record results...
Record Wins for USA Luge in Park City, Utah
Scoring five World Cup medals on December 17th, the last day of competition in 2016, sets a single day team record for USA Luge. Congratulations to our medal winners.
|Erin Hamlin||Gold||Viessmann Luge World Cup Women's Singles|
|Gold||BMW Sprint World Cup Race - Women's Singles|
|Emily Sweeney||Silver||Viessmann Luge World Cup Women's Singles|
|Silver||BMW Sprint World Cup Race - Women's Singles|
|Matt Mortensen / Jayson Terdiman||Bronze||BMW Sprint World Cup Race - Men's Doubles|
Summer Britcher, of Glen Rock, Pa., finished 5th in the cup race, and 4th in the women's sprint by only 0.002 of a second.
With the 200 points that come with winning two World Cup races, Hamlin advanced from just inside the top 10 in the overall rankings to third place. Sweeney and Britcher are sixth and seventh, respectively.
Up and coming Raychel Germaine, of Roswell, Ga., took ninth for her second best World Cup result, and a second ninth place result Saturday to solidify her spot on the 2017 World Championship team. She’s tied for 12th in the season standings. Germaine’s progress is such that she has entered the first seed in the women’s division.
Mortensen and Terdiman are in fourth place at the holiday recess. Jake Hyrns, of Muskegon, Mich. and Anthony Espinoza, of Park City, are 12th overall after winding up 11th in the race.
Tucker West of Ridgefield, Conn. was sixth on Saturday and is in sixth place in the men's singles season-long World Cup battle.
Taylor Morris, of South Jordan, Utah, was eighth for his second best career result. Chris Mazdzer, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., was 10th. Mazdzer is 12th overall and Morris 13th.
World Cup racing resumes January 5-6 in Konigssee, Germany. Check out www.usaluge.org for the rest of the season's schedule, photos, and more about USA Luge.