by Abby Slenker



qxz (Photo by USA Bobsled/Skeleton)

Photo Credit: Jimmy Reed 

LAKE PLACID, NY (January 18, 2023 )- USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS) announced today that they have re-signed with Qwixskinz (QXZ), a race suit company that specializes in carefully crafted aerodynamic performance wear. The company uses its expansive knowledge in research, design and continuously evolving fabric developments to create the best suits possible. This expansive research includes the implementation of 3D scanning for sizing and fit and wind tunnel expertise.

Qwixskinz CEO Deanna Panting takes 25 years racing apparel designing experience, 8 years of Skeleton World Cup racing experience, 15 years state of the art wind tunnel testing and aerodynamic development experience and puts it all together to produce the fastest race suits on the planet. No design element is overlooked. Qwixskinz’s goal is to instill in the athletes trust that their race suits every .01 possible when it counts the most.

"I take very personally the trust an athlete instills in our race suits. We constantly strive to perfect the fit, the perfect fabric and to make them as fast as possible" Panting elaborated.

“USABS is fortunate to have Qwixskinz as an official partner. We have confidence in their extensive experience and continuing development to explore possibilities with fabric and fit. We trust our athletes are using a quality and fast race suit, supporting them to be at their very best.” Eric Bernotas, former Skeleton athlete and current Director of Skeleton Programs for USABS shared about the resigning of the partnership.

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