WINTERBERG, Germany – Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) teamed with Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas) to claim the bronze medal in today’s two-woman bobsled World Cup race in Winterberg. Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Kaysha Love (Herriman, Utah) had the fastest run in the second heat and finished just behind their teammates in fourth.
The race was delayed due to heavy snowfall overnight, and the first heat was the luck of the draw for many teams.
“I felt good today, especially since it was a snow race,” Humphries said to a USA Bobsled Skeleton (USABS) representative. “I’m happy with my drives. The push on the first run wasn’t quite there, but we’re working to get consistency.”
“I am so impressed with the teamwork the women’s team is exhibiting,” Head Coach Mike Kohn told USABS. “There is so much work behind the scenes, and they’ve really come together. Every one of them brings the best attitude to the track every single day.”
The Men’s Four-Man Bobsled World Cup race followed, the U.S. won the Bronze in that event.
The official USA Bobsled/Skeleton Winter Olympic team will be announced next week.