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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Final Push to World Championships

The schedule this season is different than past seasons. In Skeleton we always have World Championships at the end of the season. But this year because we have the Olympic Test World Cup in Sochi, Russia has been placed at the end of the season due to logistics. Worlds are in St. Moritz, Switzerland the most unique track on tour. In the summer it is a cow pasture. In the winter a sliding track is built from snow and ice with trees used as support beams for us to fly down the mountain at speeds of over 135km/hr. It is … Continue reading

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I didn’t think it was going to be a year like it has been… best way to describe it is: STRUGGLING   After a career worst finish of 19th in Altenberg, Germany my body had enough and for the 3rd time since the end of September I was down and out sick again. Sliding is hard enough on our heads with headaches and face smashes on the ice. But having inner ear pressure issues makes it really difficult to stay relaxed and feel the ice on your sled. Day 1 in Kongissee, Germany the ice looked in mint condition and … Continue reading

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If you ain’t 1st you’re last….

  I just lived that in Altenberg, Germany. The track I dread the most on the tour. The track was built for the East Germans prior to the 1988 Calgary Olympics. It was supposed to mock the Calgary design but be a bit more difficult so the Germans would be ready. It also was built so it isn’t visible from the air; a complete secret back in the day. I wish it was still a secret… I had my 2nd ever crash here in 2001. Yes it was a long time ago, but when I stand at the top of … Continue reading

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