Saturday, February 24, 2007

Breckenridge's Katie Uhlaender Wins Gold

Dominating the tour by winning five gold medals, Breckenridge's Katie Uhlaender was named women's skeleton World Cup Champion Friday after placing sixth at the final World Cup event of the season in Germany.

World Champion Noelle Pikus-Pace of Orem, Utah claimed her fifth medal of the season, a bronze, sealing a second place overall standing.

"Katie had a breakthrough season and Noelle had a comeback season," U.S. assistant skeleton coach Greg Sand said. "Katie has always been on the bubble, and this year she proved that she can throw down anywhere, anytime.

Uhleander had a top six finish at every race this season, and dominated overall standings by winning four-consecutive gold medals this season.

SPEED Channel will be televising the women's skeleton event on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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