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Lake Placid (RWH) Kyle Wilcox (men’s bobsleigh) and Sylvia Hoffman (women’s bobsleigh) as well as Quentin Butler (men’s skeleton) and Karmin Shute (women’s skeleton) were victorious in the USA Rookie Push Championships. According to a USABS (USA Bobsled & Skeleton) press release, a total of forty-two coming icetrack athletes, the youngest only 17 years old and from sports like football, track & field or basketball, competed in Lake Placid.

The rookies now have a few weeks before they take their first runs on ice in sliding camps to continue their development in the sports.

"I'm really impressed with the quality and talent this pool of athletes displayed at this year's camp“, said USABS Director of Athlete Development Mike Dionne. "We're looking forward to sliding camps in November.“

"I'm excited, I feel like something's in the air for me and I am ready for a change," women’s bobsleigh winner Sylvia Hoffman summarised the athletes‘ feelings. "Maybe, hopefully, something on the Olympic status, but one day at a time, one practice at a time and then we'll see what happens after that." ©RWH2018

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