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"With speeds over 80 miles per hour and vertical drops of 30 stories, the skills of the USA Luge team are put to the test. We are proud to be a major sponsor of USA Luge. Their commitment to winning at all levels of competition reflects our core value of HIGH PERFORMANCE."  -- U.S. Venture Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Jeff Van Brunt. 

CHRIS MAZDZER| "My Biggest Competitors Are Also My Friends"

Interviewed in Whiteface, Lake Placid, NY, Chris Mazdzer of USA Luge talks about how he deals with the competition on and off the field  

Sports culture is especially unique as it is also defined by the athletes who compete. With most sports, the highest level of competition is between different nations and consequently, a distinct and rich culture develops. 

"As a U.S. Luge athlete, I've found the practice of acceptance within the luge community, regardless of religion, politics, geographic location and customs, is incredibly special. We have an initial bond because of the sport but from there, we develop mutual respect based on competition, hard work, dedication and most importantly, the challenges and triumphs. These ingredients quickly give way to strong friendships. Despite very different upbringings luge builds understanding, uniting us, both literally and figuratively, on common ground."  <<Read the article>> 


2015-2016 LUGE| A great end to a fantastic season for USA Luge

Two-time Olympian Chris Mazdzer (left) took silver in the final race of the season in Winterberg, Germany - missing the gold by .35 of a second. This win secured his third place World Cup ranking. Mazdzer will be one of 16 luge athletes heading to PyeongChang in early March to get first runs down the 2018 Olympic course.  

Doubles team Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman ended the season in 5th place overall. Women's Lugers Erin Hamlin and Summer Britcher finished an incredible  season with respective 4th and 5th place World Cup rankings. Team USA set a record for their best season taking home 19 medals.