Hello, I am 12 years old and began my luge adventure in 2018 at the age of 11. 

For someone raised in the sunshine of California luge was a challenge I didn't know I wanted until I tried it. My initial experience on the street sled during my tryout went as expected for someone brand new, a little rough; but I continued to work and try and was invited to Lake Placid, NY to try the real thing on ice. Here is where I fell in love with luge. 

The speed, the excitement, the chance to challenge myself each and every time down the track had me more and more excited to be part of the USA Luge Team. The thrill that luge provides is something that can't be replicated. As a current member of the USA Luge Development team I am working on learning the details of becoming a world class sledder and looking to advance within Team USA. 

The equipment, the training, the travel, it all requires funds, which is why I'm asking for you to become part of my team, Team Ellie, as I work to become part of the USA Olympic Luge team. Your contributions would directly help me with my training, equipment and travel costs, while I grow within the sport. I'm so proud to call myself a member of Team USA and I hope you'll consider supporting me with my dream!

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Hello, I am 12 years old and began my luge adventure in 2018 at the age of 11. 

For someone raised in the sunshine of California luge was a challenge I didn't know I wanted until I tried it. My initial experience on the street sled during my tryout went as expected for someone brand new, a little rough; but I continued to work and try and was invited to Lake Placid, NY to try the real thing on ice. Here is where I fell in love with luge. 

The speed, the excitement, the chance to challenge myself each and every time down the track had me more and more excited to be part of the USA Luge Team. The thrill that luge provides is something that can't be replicated. As a current member of the USA Luge Development team I am working on learning the details of becoming a world class sledder and looking to advance within Team USA. 

The equipment, the training, the travel, it all requires funds, which is why I'm asking for you to become part of my team, Team Ellie, as I work to become part of the USA Olympic Luge team. Your contributions would directly help me with my training, equipment and travel costs, while I grow within the sport. I'm so proud to call myself a member of Team USA and I hope you'll consider supporting me with my dream!