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Pilot Hunter Church with Joshua Williamson, James Reed and Kristopher Horn of the United States start their first run of the men's four-man bobsled World Cup race in Igls, near Innsbruck, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Church wins US's first men's bobsled medal since 2017

Jan. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Hunter Church remembers seeing U.S. bobsled great Steven Holcomb win the 2009 world championships, then went up to him afterward and shook his hand. “I told him I wanted to be like him one day,” Church said. For Church, “one day” became Sunday. Church won...

Bobsled team members ready their sleds for competition before the first run of the four-man bobsled World Cup race, in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Kripps wins 4-man bobsled again in Lake Placid

Dec. 15, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Canada’s Justin Kripps won a World Cup four-man bobsled race on Sunday for the second straight day. Kripps and his team of Ryan Sommer, Ben Coakwell and Cameron Stones finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.45 seconds. It was Kripps’ third consecutive win and fourth...

Driver Kaillie Humphries, and brakeman Lauren Gibbs of the United States take a turn during the first run of the women's bobsled World Cup race, in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Kaillie Humphries wins another bobsled race for US

Dec. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Kaillie Humphries’ first two races for the U.S. could not have turned out better. Humphries improved to 2-for-2 on the young season, winning another women’s bobsled World Cup race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday. The former top Canadian driver who joined the U.S....

Driver Francesco Friedrich, front, and brakeman Alexander Schueller, celebrate a first place finish during their second run of the men's bobsled World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Friedrich wins World Cup 2-man race, extends medal streak

Dec. 8, 2019 5:25 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Francesco Friedrich of Germany rallied in the second heat to win a World Cup bobsled race Sunday, extending his streak of major international two-man races with a medal to 17. Friedrich and brakeman Alexander Schueller was second after the first heat, then posted the fastest run of...

Kaillie Humphries, formerly of team Canada but now representing The United States, warms up a training run for the women's World Cup bobsled event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Competition begins on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Welcome back: Humphries wins her debut bobsled race with USA

Dec. 7, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries’ World Cup bobsled debut for the United States was a winning one. The former Canadian bobsled star won this season’s women’s opener on Saturday, posting the fastest time in both heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York for her 23rd career World Cup victory...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Kaillie Humphries celebrates winning the bronze medal, with teammate Phylicia George (not shown), after the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Humphries _ one of the best pilots in the history of her sport _ has traded her red and white Canadian gear for red, white and blue U.S. apparel. No longer racing for her homeland of Canada, Humphries is now officially a member of USA Bobsled’s national team after a nearly two-year saga that saw her not only claim that she was verbally and mentally abused by a Canadian coach to the point where she no longer felt safe but that her now-former national team simply discarded her.
 (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Humphries formally selected for USA Bobsled's national team

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is officially part of USA Bobsled's national team. The two-time Olympic champion for Canada was selected Thursday night as a member of the U.S. team for this season. The announcement was merely a formality, since Humphries won the U.S. team trials in Lake Placid, New York, earlier this week....