Chesterfield’s Dana Kellogg helps Team USA to silver medal in relay at FIL World Luge Championship

Chesterfield’s Dana Kellogg, left, and partner Frank Ike took ninth place in the men’s doubles this past weekend at the FIL World Luge Championships in Altenberg, Germany. Kellogg was also a part of Team USA’s silver medal-winning team relay s

Chesterfield’s Dana Kellogg, left, and partner Frank Ike took ninth place in the men’s doubles this past weekend at the FIL World Luge Championships in Altenberg, Germany. Kellogg was also a part of Team USA’s silver medal-winning team relay s PHOTO BY MAREKS GALINOVSKIS/FIL

By GARRETT COTE

Staff Writer

Published: 02-02-2024 4:24 PM

Last weekend, Chesterfield native Dana Kellogg and teammate Frank Ike finished ninth place at the men’s luge doubles World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. The World Championships occur every non-Olympic year.

Kellogg and Ike were the fastest American sled in the doubles competition, which earned them a spot on the Team USA relay team the next day. The American relay team consisted of three-time Olympian Summer Britcher, Kellogg/Ike, three-time Olympian Tucker West and Chevonne Forgan/Sophie Kirkby.

When it was all said and done, Team USA came away with a silver medal, standing as their first podium finish in the discipline since the 2020 World Championships in Sochi, Russia.

Kellogg, a 2018 graduate of Smith Vocational, and Ike – who were competing in their first World Championships – had a lot to do with the runner-up finish.

“This was our first World Championships as a doubles team, and to be able to pull through to get a relay spot, and then come through with a medal, feels really good,” Ike said.

“As Frank said, this is our first Worlds, and to come away with a silver medal feels great,” Kellogg added.

Team Austria and Team Latvia are typically dominant in the luge relay, but the Americans edged out both for their silver medal with a time of 3:11.227. Only Germany (3:10.869) placed higher, bringing home the gold medal.

An unforgettable experience for Kellogg was capped off by a fantastic performance on the biggest stage he’s ever competed on.

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