RIDGEFIELD - The Ridgefield community is welcoming home an Olympian. 

Tucker West, 18, competed in the Men's Singles Luge competition in the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia earlier this month.

Residents filled the Ridgefield Community Center to meet West Friday evening. He signed autographs and met with fans, and he says he is very grateful for their support.

As News 12 Connecticut reported, West finished 22nd overall in the luge competition and was the second best American. At age 18, he is also the youngest athlete to make a U.S. luge team.