Doubles podium from the left: Andersen, Espinoza, Mortensen, Griffall,
Clark, Hook

Athletes of the World Financial Group-sponsored USA Luge team opened the 2012-2013 season October 26-27, 2012 at the Norton National Championships at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, NY.

Women’s podium from the left: Hamlin, Clukey, Britcher 

Men’s podium from the left: Mazdzer, West, Kelly 

Julia Clukey from Augusta, Maine concluded four runs with a total time of 2:59.953, crowning her the new Norton National Women’s Champion. Meanwhile, Chris Mazder and the team’s youngest competitor, 17-year old Tucker West tied for the gold medal in the Men’s Singles event.

Erin Hamlin, two-time Olympian and five-time Norton National Women’s Champion, shares her enthusiasm for the upcoming season. “I’m super excited for the season. Our women’s team is going to come out swinging. We’re all right there. It’s exciting. It should be a really good season and I’m looking forward to it.”

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