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Young talent among U.S. sliding teams

Updated: February 12, 2010, 1:46 PM ET
By Howard Bryant

A couple of hours after "elder statesman" luge doubles man and five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette was named flag bearer for tonight's opening ceremonies, members of the skeleton and bobsled teams took the podium with one common thread: they are a team of talented rookies.

Of the six women that comprise the women's bobsled team, five are first-time Olympians. Only Shauna Rohbock, who won silver at the 2006 Torino Games, has Olympic experience. Michelle Rzepka, Erin Pac, Elana Myers, ...

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