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USA Bobsled Push Championships Kick Off Tomorrow in Lake Placid

18 Sep, 2019


The 2019 USA Bobsled Push Championships will kick off the competitive season on the wheeled push track in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Thursday. Competing in push championships is required for returning bobsled athletes that are vying for a spot on the 2019-2020 USA Bobsled National Team.

"We're excited to get back into a competitive environment," said USA Bobsled Head Coach Mike Kohn. "It's a great opportunity for the veterans to show their fitness going into the season and for the rookies to experience their first push competition."

The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in EST:

Thursday, Sept. 19

  • 10 am: Push athlete individual competition
  • 11 am: Driver individual competition

Friday, Sept. 20

  • 10 am: Women's combo push competition
  • 11 am: Men's combo push competition

Twenty-five athletes are scheduled to compete, including Canadian Kaillie Humphries, who is entered into a guest class. The two-time Olympic champion is seeking release from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton and hopes to compete for USA Bobsled this season.

The 2019 push champions will be named following Thursday's individual competitions, and athletes will compete in a series of combination pushes on Friday.

USA Bobsled athletes are expected to start on ice training in Park City, Utah on Oct. 28 with team selection races on Nov. 2 and 8.

Please contact Director of Marketing and Communications Amanda Bird with media inquiries at amanda.bird@usabs.com.

About USA Bobsled & Skeleton: USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. USABS would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: BMW of North America, Under Armour, Kampgrounds of America, BiPro, Boomerang Carnets, Hudl, Tesa Tape, PVS International, Ferris Mfg. Corp, Machintek, deBotech and Carpenter. For more information, please visit the USABS website at www.usabs.com.

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