End of the Season Wrap Up
Here are the Results from the Season: 10/2012: USA Team Trials: Race 1: 5th Race 2: 3rd International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation: North American Cup Park City, UT Race 1: 4th Race 2: 5th International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation: North American Cup, Park City, UT Race 1: GOLD Race 2: SILVER 12/2012 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation: European Cup La Plagne,...
Link for Degree Deodorant commercial staring lolo jones -increasing bobsled awareness :)
My second run from yesterday -this is what I do allll the time! haha the track was really really fast! Leaving some room for improvement 11-12 and 2-3
Link from the place where I work on an article about me
Luge Music Video →
One of the girls on the luge team made this video incorporating lots of the other nations who were in Sochi for their last world cup race -it’s pretty funny
LAST RACE OF THE SEASON
This past week we had our last race of the season. FIBT North America’s Cup in Lake Placid, NY. There were two races back to back, day one Ida (my brakeman) and I got third, and day two, I had a bad skid early in the track which cost me a lot of time, after my second run I moved up quite a bit (for a third place second run) -but alas, an overall 6th place finish.
There and Back again pt 3
Ida and I drove the rest of the way to Igls, making it safely. We had the rest of the Sunday off and then were going to slide Monday. In the middle of the night Ida got sick with digestive and vomiting issues, but was a trooper and able to slide the next day. We then picked up my Junior World Champs brakeman Kaeli from the airport. After getting her situated we prepared for tomorrow went to...
Pt 2 There and Back again Igls - La Plagne - Igls
Continuing on… Saturday December 1st, 2012 Ida and I in our massive Europcar with a 400lb bobsled were off to trek to La Plagne France from Igls Austria. Now despite what google maps may say… it is not a seven hour drive. it took us 13 hours, and we might have happened to get lost along the may due to an address that was unable to be located by the gps, and google maps, but somehow...
Start of European Adventure Explanation: pt 1
Hello followers I must apologize for the delay in posting. I had a couple of crazy weeks in Europe and am about to submit the story of all the events that occurred. Nothing about that trip was easy, although not that I expected to be, yet it will still much more difficult than I could have ever imagined…. Friday, November 23rd 2012: Fly overnight to Munich Germany from Buffalo, NY get...
Press Release from Last week in Calgary! →
This is the press release from last weeks races in Calgary by USBSF. Super exciting! Still in need for some funding for Europe to finish off the season.
Family, Friends, Followers -Hello! I am unfortunately in the need to reach out and ask for help. I am planning on traveling to Europe in order to compete in Junior World Championships. In order to do that I need to be there for three weeks, and as I’m sure you can imagine that can get quite expensive rather quickly. My largest goal of the season is to win junior world championships in...
Link to first day on ice for rookie brakemen! →
The first day back on the track is always one of nerves and excitement. What bobsled is, is an adrenaline rush, what is requires is the utmost confidence and control in the face of unnerving speed and fear. Rookie brakeman always tend to savor their first reactions after the first trip down the track -and if they don’t want to well…. we do it for them…. haha It’s...
Team Selections Races
Just finishing up our team selection races…. There as not a lot of pressure on me as my main goal this season is to win junior world championships! Jamie Greubel my teammate (and once a driver that I pushed for) broke the start record with a new rookie brakeman named Aja Evans -the first race! It was insanely fast! I placed 3rd and 5th in the two races with Tracey Stewart as my brakeman. ...
Push Championships 2012 →
This year’s push championships were by far the most competitive they have ever been! This link focuses on some of the best track athletes in the world who came out to try being a brakeman. It was so cool to watch them and they are all fantastic people as well. One girl who was not mentioned but also deserved notice is Tracey Stewart -who got 6th this year at US Olympic track and field...
Our Combine (physical testing) is coming up this Tuesday and then Push Championships at the push track are on Friday! Some absolutely phenomenal track athletes who competed for the US in the past 2012 London Olympics are here and it is so exciting!!!
The flumes -click here →
this is one of my absolute favorite places in lake placid, next time we go im going to work on my front flip!
END of season
With the end of the season at hand, we were able to take off the month of April and I decided to go on some adventures. While on America’s Cup this year, I made friends with the Panamanian Bobsled team aannnddd with no trouble convinced my boyfriend (Olympic Luge Athlete Chris Mazdzer) to go visit them in Panama with me! After that we went to go visit my Alama Mater, Miami University in...
After the Race in Lake Placid....
After the race in lake placid, we were given a few more weeks to practice and then went home for the Holidays. I was unfortunately only able to stay home for a very short time, and then came back to Lake Placid to work while we still had time off. Then I continued to train in Lake Placid on the track once it was open again. In early February I was asked to join some drivers on the world cup...
Apology for Delay
Hello everyone! I am so terribly sorry for this long long long delay in my blogging. I have been dealing with quite a lot, from family problems, financial struggles, back injuries… among the rest. I will do my best to fill all of you in with some photos along the way!
For those of you who have twitter, it’s #ff (follow Friday) follow me at; katelyn__kelly (it’s two underscores, someone had already laid claim to a single underscore with my name)
this is a link to video that a driver took wearing a gopro camera on his helmet as he drove down lake placid’s bobsled track
Long awaited update 9.27.2011
Hello! I am so sorry that there has been such a delay in my updating! I am still training in lake placid, impatiently awaiting the opening of the track October 10th! Team trials will take place shortly after the track opens and then the national team will be named, and we will start the World Cup tour. I am currently planning out my season, I am anxious to move into the drivers seat, however...