USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Nov 01 U.S. Women’s Bobsled World Cup Team Announced

Nov. 01, 2008, 1:48 p.m. (ET)

Contact: Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager

(518) 523-1842, ext 106, abird@usbsf.com

 

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2008

 

U.S. Women’s Bobsled World Cup Team Announced

 

PARK CITY, Utah- The U.S. women’s bobsled 2008-09 World Cup team was announced after the final team trials competition today.  Five pilots raced each other in a series of four qualification competitions for their shot at the World Cup team.  

 

“We have amazing athletes, and everyone on the team will give us the push we need to have great results,” said U.S. head coach, Sepp Plozza.  “It was a tough team trials because there were so many races, but the athletes worked well together.  I think we’re prepared for another great season, and I’m looking forward to seeing our athletes on the podium again.”

 

The women’s pilots for the 2008-09 World Cup season will be:  Shauna Rohbock (Park City, Utah) and Erin Pac(Farmington, Conn.).

 

Push athletes named to the team include:  Valerie Fleming (Park City, Utah), Michelle Rzepka (Novi, Mich.), Emily Azevedo(Chico, Calif.) and Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.).

 

For additional information, please contact Amanda Bird, USBSF Marketing & Communications Manager, at (518) 523-1842, ext. 106, or abird@usbsf.com. 

 

About the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation

The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The USBSF would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: Allianz Life, Vilter Manufacturing, CW-X, KBC Helmets, Luminox Watch Company and ULU Boots. The USBSF would also like to thank the following sponsors and suppliers for their partner, the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project:  Whelen Engineering, PPG, Columbia Sportswear, JEGS Automotive, Lucas Oil, Mac Tools and Racing Electronics.  For more information, please visit the USBSF website at http://bobsled.teamusa.org.

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