Dakarai Kongela and Mystique Ro 2017 USA Skeleton National Push Champions
Calgary (RWH) Dakarai Kongela and Mystique Ro are the 2017 USA Skeleton National Push Champions, as the federation USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS) announced in a press release in Calgary (CAN). The push championships took place in Calgary's Indoor Ice House.
Dakarai Kongela, who switched over to skeleton prior to the 2016-2017 season, successfully defended his title in men’s skeleton. Rookie Chris Strup finished second ahead of Austin Florian.
On the women's side, Mystique Ro, who is entering her first full season competing in skeleton, edged out former push champions Megan Henry and Kristen Hurley.
The USA National Team Trials for the Olympic Season, final step to determining the national team, are scheduled for October. Skeleton is set to begin racing October 7-8 in Calgary, while bobsled will begin October 8 in Lake Placid. ©RWH2017
Photo credit: Molly Choma/USABS