April 30, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is one of 14 sliders selected for USA Luge's 2015-16 national team.

Hamlin and men's Olympians Chris Mazdzer and Tucker West are all exempt from qualifying for next season's World Cup team based on their 2014-15 results. They led a haul of 13 World Cup medal wins by U.S. sliders, tying the federation's single-season record.

Hamlin, Mazdzer and West all won World Cup gold medals last season.

Hamlin is joined on the women's team by veterans Julia Clukey, Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney, along with graduating junior Raychel Germaine.

Mazdzer and West are joined on the men's team by Aidan Kelly, another 2014 Olympian.

The doubles teams will be Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman; Jake Hyrns and Anthony Espinoza; and Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk.

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