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New England Athletes Qualify for US Olympic Luge Team

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    New England Lugers to Compete in Olympics

    The World Cup luge in Lake Placid, New York, determined who would race for the U.S. in the Olympics.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 15, 2017)

    The U.S. Olympic luge team is now set, and three New Englanders will be competing in the Winter Games.

    Tucker West, Chris Mazdzer and Taylor Morris clinched the three men's Olympic spots on Friday in a World Cup race in Lake Placid. Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman are one of the two U.S. doubles teams heading to the Pyeongchang Games, while Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk grabbed the other spot.

    West is from Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Mazdzer was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

    The women's luge spots were already decided, with 2014 bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney — who was born in Portland, Maine, and is from Suffield, Connecticut — representing the U.S.

    Hamlin is going for her fourth time, Mazdzer for his third and West and Britcher for their second. Mortensen and Terdiman are also two-time Olympians, though they went to Sochi with different teammates.

    Morris, Krewson, Sherk and Sweeney are first-timers.

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