USA BOBSLED/SKELETON HOSTS SUMMER EVENTS TO RECRUIT NEW TALENT
by Abby Slenker
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (July 28, 2023) - USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) is excited to announce two in-person events to get involved in the sports and try out for the team. We are looking for athletes who want to extend their athletic careers, travel the world and take part in the opportunity to represent the United States in international competitions and the Olympic Games. Our focus is on recruiting athletes with a background in speed and power sports, such as track and field, football, soccer and volleyball who possess the ability to excel in the exhilarating world of bobsled and skeleton. Prior experience in the sports is not required. USABS provides comprehensive training to prepare athletes to compete in bobsled and skeleton. Find out if you have what it takes at the upcoming bobsled and skeleton combine in Charlotte, N.C. or the rookie camp in Park City, U.T. Visit the USABS website for further registration information.
USABS will host an in-person bobsled and skeleton combine at the United States Performance Center (USPC) at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus on August 26th. Athletes will be tested in the 10-yard sprint, 40-yard sprint, vertical jump and standing long jump. The deadline to register for this event is August 23rd.
Additionally, USABS will host a rookie camp in Park City from August 27th to 31st. If selected, this is a great opportunity for potential athletes to learn the fundamentals of the sports of bobsled and skeleton from experienced USABS coaches. Athletes will also have the chance to train with sleds on the Utah Olympic Park push track, tour the facilities and experience the sports firsthand. The deadline to register for this event is August 13th.
“The United States bobsled and skeleton teams have a long history of success at World Cup events, World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games. We are looking for the next generation of sliders to be part of the USA program,” said Curt Tomasevicz, Director of Sport Performance.
Top performing athletes from the combine in Charlotte and rookie camp in Park City will be invited to attend USABS training camps at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. or the Utah Olympic Park and try out for the USA Bobsled/Skeleton National Team.
About USA Bobsled/Skeleton
USA Bobsled/Skeleton is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The organization oversees the development of athletes, coaches, and teams that represent the United States in international competitions. USABS is committed to promoting the growth of the sports of bobsled and skeleton and providing opportunities for athletes of all levels to participate in the sport. For more information, visit USABS.com.