USA Skeleton – John Daly Retires

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From Lake Placid, USA Making an announcement on Facebook today, John Daly (USA) has retired from the sport of skeleton. Below is his announcement: “I’m not really sure what to say and maybe I never will. I have retired, I live in DC, and have a job that doesn’t consist of sleigh riding. I came…

2014/2015 FIBT World Cup Schedule (Tentative)

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From The Home Office in Durham, NC, USA The FIBT has announced the 2014/2015 World Cup schedule for the coming season.  As usual, the ICC, EC and NAC schedules are still up in the air, and this schedule should likely be viewed as tentative.

Frank Rommel (GER) Retires

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From Berchtesgaden, Germany The FIBT reports today that German skeleton athlete Frank Rommel has retired from the sport. Rommel ends his 16 year career with one European Championship (2009, St. Moritz), as well as silver and two bronzes in the FIBT World Championships (silver in 2012, bronze in 2008 & 2012), and  two silvers and a…

Antoine, Graybill Win US National Skeleton Champs

Antoine and Graybill crowned 2014 U.S. National Skeleton Champions (USBSF Press Release) LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 7, 2014)- Skeleton competitors Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wisc.) and Savannah Graybill (Denver, Pa.) maintained their overnight leads with record-breaking times to claim the 2014 U.S. National Championship titles in their respective divisions on the Lake Placid, N.Y.…

Antoine, Graybill Lead US National Skeleton Championships

Antoine and Graybill lead at U.S. Skeleton National Championships midway point (USBSF Press Release) LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 6, 2014)-Twenty-two skeleton athletes returned to Lake Placid, N.Y. to vie for the 2014 U.S. National Championship title, including Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine (Prairie du Chien, Wisc.). Antoine currently leads the men’s race by 1.67 seconds…

2014 Olympics – Four-Man Bobsled

From Sochi, Russia Coming into the second day of four-man bobsled, there was tight racing throughout the field.  The third run did little to decide anything, leaving it up to the final bobsled run of the 2013/2014 FIBT season to work things out. On home ice, Russian Alexsandr Zubkov was able to pull away slightly…