Gibbs, Evans picked as US Olympic women’s bobsled pushers
Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans were picked Saturday as the push athletes who will join pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team.
Gibbs will be in Meyers Taylor's sled at the Pyeongchang Games. Evans will push for Greubel Poser, a combination that earned the U.S. a bronze medal at the Sochi Games four years ago — as well as a gold medal in a World Cup race at the Olympic track in South Korea last season.
Kaillie Humphries wins bobsled World Cup to extend lead
ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries won her third bobsled World Cup of the season to extend her lead in the overall standings on Saturday.
The Canadian pilot, with brakewoman Phylicia George, was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 1 minute, 52.62 seconds, beating defending champion Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans of the United States by 0.69 seconds.
Germany's Anna Koehler was third with Annika Drazek, 0.90 back.
Humphries, Spring sweep World Cup bobsled golds for Canada
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaillie Humphries added to her World Cup women's points standings lead Friday night, getting her second win of the season and giving Canada a two-race sweep of bobsled golds on the day.
Humphries and Melissa Lotholz prevailed over Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans of the U.S. by nearly a half-second. The U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones took the bronze.
Langton, Evans win US bobsled push championships
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Steven Langton and Aja Evans came home with medals from the Sochi Olympics, and are now well on their way to getting the chance to compete for more hardware in Pyeongchang this winter.
Langton and Evans were the winners of the U.S. bobsled push championships Thursday, the first official competition of the Olympic sliding season.
Holcomb, Greubel Poser take golds in Lake Placid World Cup
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Holcomb wins a World Cup bobsled gold medal on home ice nearly every year, and Jamie Gruebel Poser may be following that same path.
It was a U.S. bobsled sweep at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday. Gruebel Poser and Aja Evans held off U.S. teammates Elana Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones to win the women's race, and Holcomb teamed with Sam McGuffie to win the two-man race — his sixth gold in the last seven international two-man races on his home track.