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USA Luge announces Junior National Team, includes Ashland resident

Delilah Salgado has been named to the Junior “D” Team 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - USA Luge recently announced the Junior National Team that will be representing the nation for the 2024-2025 racing season.  
 2024 Junior World Champions Marcus Mueller/Ansel Haugsjaa return following a successful season that included a first Junior World Championships gold medal for a U.S. sled since Emily Sweeney won the title in 2013. Mueller (Brookfield, Wisc.)/Haugsjaa (Acton, Mass.) earned top three finishes in every Junior race they entered, including a 2023 World Championship bronze and a gold medal at the Norton Junior National Championships.  
 They are joined by Logan Barnes/Gavin Davis who placed second at the Norton Junior National Championships. Barnes (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.)/Davis (Berwick, Pa.) placed 11th in the Junior World Championships in their first season together. Norton Junior National Championships silver medalist and Junior World Cup podium regular Aidan Mueller (West Islip, N.Y.) will lead the charge for the United States in men’s singles. Mueller placed third in the overall Junior World Cup rankings during the 2023-24 campaign. Barnes, who placed third at the Norton Junior National Championships, will also race in men’s singles.
In women’s singles, 2024 Norton Junior National Champion Sophia Gordon returns joined by Macey Schomaker. Gordon (Sussex, Wisc.) placed 16th in Junior World Championships, while Schomaker (Park City, Utah) took bronze in the Norton Junior National Championships and placed 22nd in Junior World Championships. The Junior World Championships will take place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Feb. 1-2, 2025. Park City, Utah and Lake Placid, N.Y. will host Youth Continental Cup races on Jan. 14-15 and Feb. 18-19, respectively.  
 Members of the Junior National C, Junior C and D teams were also announced, including Ashland resident Delilah Salgado who was named to the Junior “D” Team (youth class ages 10-16). For the full list of members, visit
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