Matthew Mortensen

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Matthew Mortensen
Matthew Mortensen 2013.jpg
Matthew Mortensen in 2013
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1985-12-11) December 11, 1985 (age 32)
Huntington Station, New York, United States[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Luge
Club U.S. Army

Matthew "Matt" Mortensen (born December 11, 1985) is an American luger who has been competing since 2000. His best Luge World Cup season finish was silver in both the Lake Placid, USA and Altenberg, Germany World Cups in 2016-2017. Mortensen and teammate Jayson Terdiman finished the 2016-2017 season ranked 3rd internationally.

Mortensen's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 7th in the doubles event in Cesana, Italy in 2011 and 2nd in the Team Relay event in the 2017 World Championships in Igls, Austria.

He serves as an electrician in the New York Army National Guard, and is a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program. [2]

Mortensen finished 14th in the doubles luge with team-mate Preston Griffall at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[1] After Griffall chose to focus on his education for the 2014–15 season, Mortensen teamed up with Jayson Terdiman.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthew Mortensen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Jon R. Anderson (February 4, 2014) Meet your military Olympians. militarytimes.com
  3. ^ "Augusta's Julia Clukey earns spot on USA Luge team". Bangor Daily News. May 20, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.

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