Frank Masley

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A Newark native and graduate of Christiana High School and Drexel University (Engineering) he was a national luge competitor 13 years, beginning junior competition in 1976 at age 16 in Lake
Placid, NY and winning it in 1977. A 12-year World Cup competitor, he competed on the U.S. Olympic luge team at Lake Paced (1980), and Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (1984). He carried the U.S. flag leading
the American team into the stadium for opening ceremonies at Calgary, Canada (1988) where his 12th place finish in the singles competition was the best at the time for a U.S. man in the Olympics. In
1987 he was a silver medallist in World Cup competition. Frank is a six-time men’s singles and four-time doubles national champion who, in 1984, received the prestigious “Southland Olympia” Award.
Additional accomplishments include the sled design for women in the World Cup racer (1987), development of an energy analysis program for luge sled and athlete on the Lake Placid track (1988), a
center line design for the Muskegon luge track (1991), the geometry design of the Lake Placid luge start-ramp, and design consultant for the Salt Lake City luge and bobsled track. He is a member of
the Delaware Olympic & U.S. Luge Association.



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