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Tucker West, Aidan Kelly round out USA Luge Olympic Team

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The U.S. will send 10 lugers to the Sochi Olympics, including the youngest American men’s luger in Olympic history.

Tucker West, 18, and Aidan Kelly, 19, were the final two men to qualify after World Cup results in Park City, Utah, on Saturday night.

First-time Olympians West and Kelly join 2010 Olympian Chris Mazdzer on the U.S. Olympic Team. Mazdzer, who was 13th at the 2010 Olympics, won his second straight World Cup silver medal Saturday.

The women’s team was set Friday — three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin and first-time Olympians Kate Hansen and Summer Britcher. The U.S.’ top luger last season, Julia Clukey, did not make it.

The doubles teams are Matt Mortensen and Preston Griffall and Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman.

The U.S. has won four Olympic luge medals, silver and bronze in doubles in 1998 and 2002.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20:  (L-R) Gold medalists Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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