Athlete Profile - Matthew MORTENSEN

Birth Date:  11 Dec 1985
Age:  32
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  183
Weight (Kg):  86

Matthew MORTENSEN - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Wed, 14 Feb 20:20
Doubles Run 1
Wed, 14 Feb 21:30
Doubles Run 2

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
2014Sochi, RUS14

World Championships
YearLocationSinglesDoublesTeam Relay XSprint - Doubles
2017Innsbruck, AUT-2127
2016Konigssee, GER-955
2015Sigulda, LAT-95-
2013Whistler, BC, CAN-145-
2012Altenberg, GER-14--
2011Cesana Pariol, ITA-7--
2009Lake Placid, NY, USA-9--
2005Park City, UT, USA32---

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearDoublesTeam Relay XSprint - Doubles
2017/20182 x 5th1 x 2nd1 x 3rd
2016/20172 x 2nd1 x 2nd1 x 3rd
2015/20162 x 6th2 x 4th1 x 4th
2014/20151 x 6th2 x 2nd1 x 6th

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
22017/2018Team RelayKonigssee, GER2:43.434
32017/2018Sprint - DoublesLillehammer, NOR30.050
42017/2018Team RelayOberhof, GER2:21.716
42017/2018Team RelayCalgary, AB, CAN2:21.654
42017/2018Sprint - DoublesLake Placid, NY, USA37.843
42017/2018Sprint - DoublesWinterberg, GER31.681
52017/2018DoublesLake Placid, NY, USA1:27.806
52017/2018DoublesWinterberg, GER1:27.866
72017/2018DoublesCalgary, AB, CAN1:27.396
82017/2018DoublesLillehammer, NOR1:35.587
82017/2018Sprint - DoublesSigulda, LAT31.236

X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Hobbies Playing the guitar. (, Feb 2017)
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Army
Education Business, Communications - DeVry University, United States of America
Languages spoken English
Coach Bill Tavares [national], USA (teamusaorg, 01 May 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives His younger brother Joe has competed in luge at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jan 2014;, 15 Oct 2013)
National team 2005 (, 17 Nov 2005)
Start He first tried luge at age 10 in Huntington Station, NY, United States of America. (, 17 Nov 2005)
Reason He admits that he was not a natural at luge, but he was committed to being the best athlete he could be. "I didn't make it at first. I got cut. I kept going back. I don't like to be told no." (, 17 Nov 2005)
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