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LAKE PLACID — The USA Bobsled team will continue its Olympic team selection process with the combination push championships this weekend at the new indoor ice facility at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

The combo championships will provide the USA Bobsled National Team selection committee with more data from all the athletes that are competing. The selection committee will announce the national team on Sept. 6.

“Push championships changed the trajectory of my career and quite frankly my life,” USA Bobsled/Skeleton National Start Coach and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Justin Olsen said. “I went from being an unknown to a champion overnight. This competition is the quickest way to get noticed and open the door for more opportunities. All the hard work and energy spent training your mind and body gets showcased in a matter of five seconds. The question is who’s next?”

In the men’s competition, three athletes will be assigned to push together; one from the left side, one on the brakes, and one from the right side. In the women’s competition, an athlete will push from the brakes with a driver on the driver’s bar.

On both Saturday and Sunday, the men’s three-man combination push competition will start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the women’s two-woman combination push competition.

Public viewing for the event will be limited to the Mountain Pass Lodge. Spectators are required to wear a face covering as well as social distance inside the lodge. The event will be broadcasted live on the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Facebook page.

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