by Abby Slenker


12 5 (Photo by USA Bobsled/Skeleton)

Photo Credit: Viesturs Lacis | IBSF


PARK CITY, UTAH (December 5, 2022) - On December 1, the IBSF World Cup began its second leg after an eventful first run in Whistler, B.C. in Park City. On the first day, things kicked off with Women's Skeleton. Kelly Curtis placed 5th with a 1:38.70 combined run time. Hallie Clarke finished 9th with a 1:39.31 finish. Kendall Wesenberg placed 12th with her 1:39.68 time. In Men’s Skeleton, Austin Florian came in 6th with his 1:37.19 finish, marking his first time placing within the top six at a World Cup event. Also in Men’s Skeleton, Andrew Blaser placed 11th with a 1:37.61 finish.


“I am ecstatic about today,” Florian shared about his experience. “This is one of my home tracks [...] I am happy with how I drove and happy with how I pushed and it is my best ever World Cup result so I cannot ask for much better”. 


Moving on to December 2, the day kicked off with a victorious finish for Team USA in Woman’s Monobob. Kaillie Humphries earned gold with a 1:42.93 finish, coincidentally on the one-year anniversary of gaining her American Citizenship.


“I am so excited about today!” Humphries explained about her monumental win. “New track record and the ice is awesome. Thrilled to be here, at home, in Park City; it is fantastic and great to walk away with gold”.


Also in Women's Monobob, Nicole Vogt placed 8th with a 1:44.59 finish and Riley Compton placed 9th with a 1:45.39 time. In 2-Man Bobsled, Frankie Del Duca and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor placed 7th with a combined run time of 1:36.97. Geoffrey Gadbois and Darius Joseph placed 10th with their 1:37.52 finish. 


Veteran bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor was absent from the event as she has just welcomed the newest addition to her family into the world in the form of her newborn son, Noah. 


December 3 began with 2-Woman Bobsled with a 3rd-place finish for Humphries and Jasmine Jones thanks to their 1:37.69 finish. This was an especially significant finish, as it was Jones' first World Cup medal. Also in this event, Vogt and Emily Renna placed 8th with their 1:38.04 time while Compton and Jestena Mattson placed 9th with their 1:41.00 finish. The competition then concluded with 4-Man Bobsled. Del Duca, Adrian Adams, Manteo Mitchell and Abdul-Saboor came in 7th with a time of 1:34.36. Gadbois, Quentin Willey, Joseph, and Freddie Harris placed 11th with a 1:35.41 time. 


The IBSF World Cup will continue in Lake Placid, N.Y. following the IBSF Push World Championships. 


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