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Tucker West

Tucker West
Luge USA

Tucker West

Tucker West
  • Birth date 6/15/1995
  • Birthplace Danbury, CT
  • Hometown Ridgefield, CT
  • Residence Lake Placid, NY
  • Height/Weight 6'0"/ 180 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Tucker’s father, Brett, decided to build a wooden luge track in the backyard of his home after watching luge at the 2002 Winter Olympics. It eventually grew to be over 700 feet long and include an automatic icing system, lights and a PA system. The investment paid off, as Tucker qualified for the 2014 Olympics at the age of 18, becoming the youngest U.S. Olympic luger ever.
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Getting to know Tucker West

1

West has a lucky pair of underwear and socks for important races.

2

His celebrity crushes are Anna Kendrick and Mila Kunis.

3

He has a 150-pound English mastiff named Sochi.

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