USA Bobsled/Skeleton and Kuriyama partner through 2022

by USA Bobsled/Skeleton

Contact: Amanda Bird, USABS Marketing and Communications Director 

(518) 354-2250,

USA Bobsled/Skeleton and Kuriyama partner through 2022


Kuriyama logo (Photo by USA Bobsled/Skeleton)

Lake Placid, N.Y. (April 8, 2021)– USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) is excited to announce a partnership with Kuriyama through June 2022. Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, Kuriyama has been successful in developing and marketing a complete line of thermoplastic hose and accessories. Their expansive product line consists of thermoplastic, rubber and metal hose products, along with accessories including couplings and fittings. 

“Kuriyama falls right in line with our team of partners,” said USABS Director of Partner and Sponsorship Development Michelle Knous. “They are a company that understands the financial burden of amatuer sport and what it takes to get red, white, and blue to the top of the podium, and we are looking forward to having them along for the journey.”

The Kuriyama of America group of companies includes eight subsidiaries and six distribution centers, as well as numerous distributors. Some of the Kuriyama assembly equipment operates at a lower temperature, or “cooler,” than many competitors.

“Kuriyama of America is excited about our small part in helping our USA Bobsled/Skeleton athletes achieve gold,” said Tim O’Neill, Kuriyama Marketing Manager. “The partnership helps draw attention to our ‘cool running’ KuriCrimp™ Crimpers, as well as our specially formulated low-temperature flexible Tigerflex™ BW and Kuri Tec® Tundra hoses. Just like the USA Bobsled/Skeleton team, they’re built for optimal performance in sub-zero temperatures.”

USABS will be utilizing Kuriyama products in the team garage, and Kuriyama will be providing additional support to assist with costs associated with the sports.

Please contact USABS Marketing & Communications Director Amanda Bird at 518-354-2250, or, with media inquiries.


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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. For more information, please visit the USABS website at Individuals interested in becoming a bobsled or skeleton athlete can visit


About Kuriyama

Kuriyama of America is a global leader in the development and manufacture of industrial and hydraulic hose; for industries such as Manufacturing, Agriculture, Firefighting, Food & Beverage, Chemical Processing and Oil & Gas. The Kuriyama Group consists of eight manufacturing plants and sixteen sales and distribution centers, spread across North American, South America, Asia and Europe.


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