Next Race - Igls, AustriaWhen: Friday - January 17, 2014
Where: Igls, Austria
Time: 8:34 a.m. & 10:04 a.m. MST, Heat Start Times
Start #: Noelle is 6th off.
Watch Online: Heat 1 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF3JQ2dtrLY
Heat 2 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cqusc0-Hxo
Insider InfoNoelle Pikus-Pace is feeling good this week coming off a great race in St. Moritz with the Big Heads, family and friends there to support and cheer her on. If I am correct this will be the first race this season that Noelle has not had any personal fans attending! Hopefully it doesn't interfere with the good finishes she has had. Noelle took only 3 of the 6 training runs this week feeling good with the track.
Olympic Qualification:Noelle is in a good spot right now ranked 2nd in the World, with missing a race and is still 1st in the US. The Olympic team is not officially named until after this race in Igls, Austria. Without this race Noelle is still going to make the Olympic team, it's unofficial but it looks like it is going to happen. :)
Here are Noelle's past results here in Igls and the competitors to look out for in the race:
2004: Noelle Pikus-Pace 1st Place
2005: Noelle Pikus-Pace 20th Place (on a broken sled w/ a broken leg)
2006: Noelle Pikus-Pace 11th Place
2007: Noelle Pikus-Pace 4th Place
2008: Noelle Pikus-Pace 14th Place
2010: Noelle Pikus-Pace 5th Place
2013: Noelle Pikus-Pace 2nd Place
Competitors to look out for:Shelley Rudman -GBR
Olga Potylitsina - RUS
Elena Nikitina - RUS
Lizzy Yarnold - GBR
Lacee had an incredible day! She got to slide down the track! The youngest ever!
Lacee in front of her sled.