Summer Britcher

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Summer Britcher
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Summer Britcher (2018)
Personal information
BornMarch 21, 1994 (1994-03-21) (age 24)

Summer Britcher (born March 21, 1994) is an American luger who earned a place on the Olympic team to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[1]

Life[edit]

Britcher is the daughter of Carrie Britcher and Baltimore City Fire Department Battalion Chief William Britcher. She first became involved in luge at age 11, when she spoke to Gordy Sheer of USA Luge at a promotional/scouting event called the Luge Challenge at the Ski Liberty in Pennsylvania.[2][3] Sheer suggested she go to Lake Placid for a try-out. Britcher later moved to Lake Placid to train.[2][3] Britcher attended Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, where she played on the soccer and tennis teams.[3]

Britcher won a gold medal in the team relay at the 2012 Youth Winter Olympics.[4] She placed fifth place in the girls' individual event at those Games.[5] Britcher placed first in the 2013 U.S. Junior National Championship.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walk, John (December 16, 2013). "Glen Rock native Britcher will compete at Winter Olympics in Russia". York Dispatch. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Schaffer, Christian (December 26, 2013). "Baltimore's Summer Britcher ready for Winter Olympics". abc2news.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Seip, Jim (December 30, 2013). "Glen Rock's Summer Britcher headed to 2014 Winter Games". The Evening Sun. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  4. ^ USA Luge profile for Summer Britcher Archived 2013-12-25 at Archive.is
  5. ^ FIL-Luge profile
  6. ^ NBC Olympics Summer Britcher profile

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