Army Olympians

SGT MATTHEW MORTENSEN

 

Olympic Experience

  • 2014, 2018

Other Career Highlights

  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • Fall 2012 Norton National Champion
  • Third place in 2016-2017 World Cup standings
  • World Cup silver and bronze medals in 2016-2017
  • 2017 World Championship silver medal in team relay
  • Started racing with Jayson Terdiman in March 2014
  • Matt and Jayson have won three straight Norton National Championships

Best Ever Results

  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup doubles race (first for the Mortensen/Terdiman doubles team)
  • Bronze medal in Park City World Cup sprint race
  • Silver medal in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles race (secured third place in overall World Cup standings)
  • Finished 14th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Silver medal in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • Fall 2012 Norton National Champion
  • Matthew and Preston are three-time USA Luge Start Champions (2009-11)
  • Finished 6th in Team Relay Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 2011-12 World Cup: Race #1:11th
  • 2008 Verizon U.S. National Championship silver medalists
  • Matthew and Preston are the 2007 Verizon U.S. National Championship bronze medalists
  • Matthew and Garon Thorne raced to the 2003 Verizon U.S. Junior National Championship
  • Matthew is the 2005 overall Junior (to age 20) World Cup doubles champion, and a two-time overall silver medalists (2003 & 2004), with Garon Thorne
  • Matthew and Preston finished 9th at the 2009 World Championships (Lake Placid)
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup (first ever, with Jayson Terdiman)
  • Bronze medal in Park City World Cup sprint race (second in career, with Jayson Terdiman)