Tucker West, 18, from Ridgefield to compete in Olympics

Tucker West began training in luge at age

Tucker West began training in luge at age 8. (February 7, 2014 10:25 PM)

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Tucker West, an 18-year-old from Ridgefield, is one of Connecticut's youngest Olympians. He's representing the U.S. in luge at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

His mother, Pam West, says he began training for the sport at age 8 in the Adirondacks. She says Tucker was so taken by the sport that his father built him his very own luge in the backyard. The track runs 750 feet and features an uphill...

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