Sunday, January 27, 2013

World Champions Team USA1!!

Noelle and Team USA1 are World Champions!!!

The team event consists of 1 run from each of 4 disciplines.  
  1. Men's Skeleton
  2. Women's Bobsleigh
  3. Women's Skeleton
  4. Mens' Bobsleigh
The times from the 4 runs are added together consecutively to give the current rank.  Team USA1 was in 4th place going into Noelle's run.  Noelle had an impressive PR push and beat the women's skeleton field in style with the closest contender .84 seconds behind her, moving team USA1 into 1st place.  Men's bobsleigh was last to go where Holcomb held onto the lead to name USA1 World Champions, giving them the gold medal in the team event!  Check below to watch the highlight video of the race.  Go Noelle!  Go USA!!

From left to right:  Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Holcomb, Noelle Pikus-Pace, Elana Meyers, Lolo Jones and John Daly.

Noelle Pikus-Pace heading into her track record run at the World Championship team event. 

Our family with bobsledders Jazmine Fenlator and Aja Evans.

Team USA1 on the podium with the World Championship Cup!

Ohhhhhh say can you see!!!!

Once again team USA1: Steven Holcomb, Noelle Pikus-Pace, John Daly, Elana Meyers, Curtis Tomasevicz and Lolo Jones.

Can't get enough of USA1: Steven Holcomb, John Daly,  Elana Meyers, Noelle Pikus-Pace, Curtis Tomasevicz and Lolo Jones.

This was a great moment after the race.  The track starts in St. Moritz and ends in Celerina.  This is considered the top of the world!


Handcrafted ice hut at the top of the track.  This is the only track in the world that is a natural track.  That means there is no artificial freezing, it is all done by mother nature.  The track is also hand built each year which makes it very unique.

Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones loading into the sled at the start of their team run.

Noelle and her coach "Tuffy" at the start.

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