USANA Athletes: ICYM These Winter Winners

TEAMUSANAWith the Olympic year coming to an end, Team USANA’s athletes continue to outperform their competition, in nearly every outlet.

Take a moment to see what they’ve been up to during the holidays.

Winter Wonders

Speedskating – Short Track highlights from Shanghai and Seoul, full results here:

  • John Henry Krueger (USA) captured silver in the 500m and bronze in 1500m.
  • Charles Hamelin (CAN) secured gold in the 1000m and silver in the 1500m in Shanghai, and bronze in the 500m in Seoul.
  • Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) placed second in the 500m and third in the 1000m
  • Shim Suk Hee (KOR) earned silver in the 1000m and 1500m events.
  • Sin Da Woon (KOR) took home gold in the men’s 1500m at both the China and Korea events.
  • Choi Minjeong (KOR) secured gold medals in the 3000m and 1500m events in Seoul.
  • Elise Christie (GBR) secured bronze in the 500m and 1000m.
Twitter / Elise Christie

Twitter / Elise Christie

Speedskating – Long Track highlights from Korea, Germany, and Netherlands, full results here:

  • Brittany Bowe (USA) earned gold in the 500m and 1000m events in Germany.
  • Heather Richardson (USA) took home silver in the 500m.
  • Joey Mantia (USA) placed third in the 1000m (Germany) and first in the 1500m (Netherlands)
  • Ivanie Blondin (CAN) captured a gold, silver and bronze in the ladies mass start during the past three world cup events.
  • Heather McLean (CAN) secured second (Germany) and third (Netherlands) in the 500m.
  • Tae Boem Mo (KOR) placed second in the 1000m.
Twitter:Heather Richardson

Twitter / Heather Richardson

USSA Updates

"Taylor Fletcher"

Taylor Fletcher at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup. (USSA)

Women’s Ski Jumping-USA

In the first Continental Cup competition of the season, Sarah Hendrickson took 4th and 5th place in Norway with jumps of 92.5 and 88.5 meters on Dec. 12 and 91.5 and 90 the following day.

Earlier in the month, Hendrickson took 9th in the season’s first World Cup event, with teammate Jessica Jerome finished in 11th. The team will next compete in the World Cup competition in Sapporo, Japan on January 10 and 11, 2015.

USA Luge 

  • Tucker West earns gold at the Lake Placid World Cup, becoming the first U.S. man to win the singles title since 1997, as well as the youngest World Cup singles winner in team history at 18.
  • Sochi bronze medalist, Erin Hamlin, took home silver, and assisted teammates, Matt Mortensen, Tucker West and Jayson Terdiman, in the team relay event to capture bronze.
  • Two-time Olympian, Chris Mazdzer, claimed World Cup gold in Calgary, in the sprint event and bronze in men’s singles.
  • West and Hamlin also continued their podium success in Canada, earning silver medals in the sprint event.
Matt Mortensen, Erin Hamlin, Tucker West and Jayson Terdiman

U.S. relay team Matt Mortensen, Erin Hamlin, Tucker West and Jayson Terdiman (USA Luge)

Global Bouts

  • Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-1-1) received the first draw of this career on the 13th, despite having out boxed Diego Chaves (23-2-1) in the 12 round match. The three judges scored the fight 115-113 for Bradley, 116-112 for Chaves and a 114-114 split.
Facebook: Chris Farina

Tim Bradley vs. Diego Chaves (Chris Farina / Facebook)

  • Bradley “Super Skeete” Skeete (18-1) faced his first professional loss after narrowly falling to Frankie Gavin (21-1) on November 29. The 27-year-old Penge plans to return to title action, for a chance to win the WBO’s European Welterweight belt, this February.

On Court Success

  • Over Thanksgiving weekend, WTA Ambassador Monica Puig captured the Gold Medal at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, by defeating Ana Maria Sanchez (MEX) 6-2 6-1 in the finals. This marked Monica’s second career gold at the Games since 2010!

Monica Puig with her gold medal. (Facebook)

  • Former WNBA star and current head coach of the University of San Francisco’s Women’s Basketball team, Jennifer Azzi was recently recognized with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for her collegiate and professional achievements!

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1 reply
  1. Tim Haran
    Tim Haran says:

    What a great roundup! Congratulations Team USANA, and thanks Allie for keeping us in the loop on all these incredible accomplishments. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015!


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