Kendall Wesenberg

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Kendall Wesenberg
Kendall Wesenberg LP World Cup 2017 (1 of 1).jpg
Wesenberg at the Lake Placid World Cup in 2017
Personal information
Birth nameKendall Lorraine Wesenberg
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 28)
Castro Valley, California[1]
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Boulder[1]
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Weight150 lb (68 kg)[1]
Sport
Country United States
SportSkeleton
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals17th (Pyeongchang 2018)

Kendall Lorraine Wesenberg (born 23 August 1990 in Castro Valley, California) is an American skeleton racer who competes on the Skeleton World Cup circuit. Wesenberg attended the University of Colorado, where she studied business administration, and lives in Modesto, California. She began racing skeleton in 2014.[2][1] Wesenberg was named, along with Katie Uhlaender, to represent the U.S. in women's skeleton at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.[3]

Notable results[edit]

Wesenberg started competing internationally in 2014–15 on the Europe Cup circuit, winning her very first race, at Lillehammer. She went on, with three fourth-place finishes and two seconds, to become the first American woman to win the overall Europe Cup season rankings.[4][1]

She moved immediately to the World Cup for the 2015–16 season, taking 15th place at the World Championships in Igls and 11th in the season rankings. She took her first (and so far only) World Cup podium in 2017, with a silver medal at St. Moritz, and improved her World Championships performance to 13th at Königssee; also at the 2017 Worlds, she was on a team event (combined bobsled and skeleton) squad that finished 10th.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kendall Wesenberg". United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  2. ^ a b "Kendall WESENBERG". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  3. ^ "2018 U.S. Olympic Skeleton Team Announced" (Press release). United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. January 15, 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. ^ "Standings (2014/2015) (Women's skeleton) (Europe Cup)". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2018-01-05.

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