USA Luge will fill remaining spots in October

Updated: April 25, 2005, 11:12 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The doubles team of Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin and singles sliders Tony Benshoof and Ashley Hayden lead the roster of the USA Luge fall national team.

Grimmette and Martin, two-time Olympic medalists, will be sliding together for the ninth season. They finished third in the Luge World Championships in February.

Christian Niccum and Patrick Quinn were also named to the doubles roster. Benshoof and Niccum were picked for the singles roster.

The women's singles roster includes Hayden and Courtney Zablocki, who were 2002 Olympians. Hayden finished fourth at the season-ending world championships.

USA Luge plans to fill its remaining seven spots in October.


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