Tucker West’s first Winter Olympics was quite the ride. And not only for the luge.
West, 18, is the youngest luger in U.S. team history (makes sense, given his early start on his backyard track built by his dad, Brett) and spent Day 1 and Day 2 competing in the men’s singles. He eventually finished 22nd overall.
But none of those facts were why #TeamTucker went viral. He has Brett to thank for that. And he’s not that mad about about.
During a TODAY Show feature on Sunday that detailed the backyard luge run, Brett West also announced that his son was “very single” and encouraged ladies to become fans of Tucker on Facebook.
“I was a little mortified when I heard his comment,” West said later on Sunday, via Yahoo! Sports, “but he’s still one of the greatest dads in the world and part of the greatest parent duo I could ever ask for.”
Brett built Tucker a track, now he’s building him an audience. The Facebook group now has close to 4,000 members, double what it was early Sunday. No word on his dating prospects.
“I can’t be too mad at him,” Tucker said.