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               === The latest news from the USOC - November 20 ===
 
                (Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)
 
 
 BACK ON TOP
 
 (Sports Network) - Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) had a two-run total of
 1:40.93 to finish first in the women's skeleton world cup race on Nov. 16 in
 Park City, Utah. The two-time Olympian narrowly edged Elizabeth Yarnold of
 Great Britain (1:40.94) to secure her first world cup victory since 2008.
 
 A FAST START
 
 Heather Richardson (Salt Lake City, Utah) paced the U.S., collecting three
 medals at the first long track world cup event of the season, which ran from
 Nov. 16-18 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Richardson took second place in both
 women's 500-meter races, before capping off the Essent ISU World Cup by winning
 gold in the 1,000 with a time of 1:15.27.
 
 CYCLING
 
 Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass.) won the second and third races at the Jingle
 Cross Rock, which ran from Nov. 16-18 in Iowa City, Iowa. Johnson climbed into
 fifth place in the Pro CX men's standings with 437 total points.
 
 Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo.) finished 10th in the women's omnium at the UCI
 Track World Cup on Nov. 18 in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
 EQUESTRIAN
 
 In his final round, Karl Cook (Santa Cruz, Calif.) piloted Johnkeer Z to the
 only double clear of the event to secure the top-two spots at the Fisker
 Automotive World Cup Grand Prix, which ran from Nov. 17-18 in Las Vegas. Within
 a two-day span, Cook earned four top finishes aboard four separate horses.
 
 BOBSLED/SKELETON
 
 The U.S. had a one-two world cup finish in the two-man bobsled for the second
 consecutive week. Pilot Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and brakeman Curt
 Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) took top honors with a time of 1:37.40, while Cory
 Butner (Yucaipa, Calif.) and Chuck Berkeley (Walnut Creek, Calif.) slid to
 second on Nov. 17 in Park City, Utah. The U.S. four-man bobsled team earned
 silver to cap off the world cup event. Pilot Holcomb and his push crew of Steve
 Langton (Melrose, Mass.), Justin Olsen (San Antonio, Texas) and Tomasevicz had
 a combined time of 1:36.38, falling just short of the Russia's two-run total of
 1:36.26.
 
 The U.S. earned 11 medals in the second North American Cup stop, which ran from
 Nov. 15-17 in Calgary, Alberta. Junior bobsled pilot Codie Bascue (Whitehall,
 N.Y.) won three of the four events. He teamed up with Chris Langton (Melrose,
 Mass.) to win his first gold medal in the first two-man competition. In the
 second two-man event, Bascue earned gold with brakeman Sam Michener (Sioux
 Falls, S.D.). His final gold came in the four-man bobsled, where he was the
 pilot. Meanwhile, Katelyn Kelly (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and Ida Bernstein
 (Cockeysville, Md.) led the women, teaming up for both a gold and a silver
 medal.
 
 FENCING
 
 Margaret Lu (Greenwich, Conn.) outlasted a field of 134 competitors to claim
 her second junior world cup title on Nov. 18 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Lee
 clinched gold against Russia's Adelina Zagidullina, 15-10, to mark her sixth
 straight direct elimination victory.
 
 Skyla Powers (Decatur, Ga.) earned a bronze medal in the Junior Saber World Cup
 on Nov. 17 in Sosnowiec, Poland. Powers was one touch short of fencing for gold
 after her 15-14 loss to Russia's Mariya Ridel. A day later, Eli Dershwitz
 (Sherborn, Mass.) picked up a bronze medal for the U.S. in the men's
 competition.
 
 FIELD HOCKEY
 
 The U.S. Men's National Team outscored its opponents, 24-0, en route to a pair
 of victories at the World League Round 1, which ran from Nov. 17-18 in Chula
 Vista, Calif. The U.S. opened play with a convincing 16-0 victory over
 Guatemala before grabbing an 8-0 victory against Mexico.
 
 FIGURE SKATING
 
 Ashley Wagner (Alexandria, Va.) spun her way to a season-best score of 127.54
 in the free skate to claim her second grand prix title of the season on Nov. 17
 in Paris. On the men's side, Jeremy Abbott earned his first Trophee Bompard
 medal, totaling 227.63 points to finish second.
 
 JUDO
 
 Hannah Martin finished second in the women's 63 kg./139 lbs. division at the
 IJF World Cup event on Nov. 17 in Apia, Samoa.
 
 RACQUETBALL
 
 Jordan Barth and Justus Benson won the boys' 14 doubles title at the IRF World
 Junior Championships, which ran from Nov. 11-17 in Los Angeles.
 
 RUGBY
 
 The U.S. women's team secured a 34-20 victory over Italy thanks to a first-half
 shutout in the first-ever meeting between the two countries on Nov. 18 in Rome.
 
 SAILING
 
 Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and Kenny Pierce (Hialeah, Fla.) collected 14 wins
 in 14 races to win the 2012 U.S. Multihull Championship on Nov. 18 in
 Pensacola, Fla. With the victory, Newberry made history by becoming the first
 female skipper to claim the title.
 
 SOCCER
 
 The U.S. Men's National Team closed the 2012 season with a 2-2 draw against
 Russia on Nov. 14 in Krasnodar, Russia. Mix Diskerud (Oslo, Norway) and Michael
 Bradley (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) each tallied goals for Team USA in the
 international friendly match. The U.S. finished its 2012 campaign with a 9-2-3
 record.
 
 SQUASH
 
 The U.S. women defeated the Czech Republic, 2-0, to finish 13th at the 2012
 Women's World Team Championships, which ran from Nov. 12-17 in Nimes, France.
 Team USA concluded the tournament with a 3-3 overall record.
 
 VOLLEYBALL
 
 It was a U.S. final in the women's NORECA Beach Circuit final, as Summer Ross
 (San Diego, Calif.) and Emily Day (Torrance, Calif.) faced Tealle Hunkus
 (Girard, Ohio) and Tracyln Weamer (Upland, Calif.) on Nov. 18 in Mission Beach,
 Trinidad. Summer and Day - the favorites heading into the tournament -
 outlasted their counterparts to earn a 21-17, 21-15 victory. On the men's side,
 Will Montgomery (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Tony Ciarelli (Huntington Beach,
 Calif.) bested Nicaragua's duo of Gerald Umana and Henry Hernandez in straight
 sets, 21-10, 21-11, to capture gold.
 
 WATER SKIING
 
 Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the inaugural Chile Night Jump on Nov.
 17 in San Bernardo, Chile. Kruger soared 215 feet to edge Chile's Rodrigo
 Miranda's 211-foot jump.
 
 WRESTLING
 
 Three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers won gold medals at the 2012 Haparanda Cup on
 Nov. 18 in Haparanda, Sweden. The U.S. individual champions were Nate Engel
 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) at 55 kg./121 lbs., Joe Betterman (Colorado Springs,
 Colo.) at 60 kg./132 lbs. and Andy Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo.) at 74
 kg./163 lbs.
 
 UPCOMING CALENDAR
 
 11/21-24 - Roller Sports; Cup of Europe - Figure
 
 11/23-24 - Bobsled & Skeleton; Whistler, Canada; Whistler World Cup
 
 11/23-25 - Figure Skating; Miyagi, Japan; 2012 NHK Trophy
 
 11/24-25 - Biathlon; Canmore, Canada; North American Cup #1
 
 11/24-25 - Luge; Igls, Austria; World Cup #1
 
 11/24-25 - Speedskating; Kolomna, Russia; Essent ISU Long Track World Cup #2
 
 11/25 - Luge; Igls, Austria; Team Relay #1
 
 11/25-12/1 - Bowling; Wroclaw, Poland; 48th Bowling World Cup
 
 
 
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