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(KSL News) A Salt Lake City man won a spot on the US Olympic Team headed for Torino.
Preston Griffall, 21, and his doubles Luge partner, Dan Joye, won a race-off today with another US doubles team.
Griffall was one of those local kids who started sliding at the Utah Olympic Park when it first opened in the late 90's. He says he and his partner have been working to get to the Olympics since the first day, and they are excited to get their chance.
He told our Shelley Osterloh last year that win or lose, it's a sport he loves.
Preston Griffall, US Luge: "I love the speed. It's a rush every time you go down. And travelling around the world, it's awesome, getting to see different countries and people. All together it's a pretty amazing sport, a lot of fun."
Griffall and Joye are the second of only two doubles teams from the US that will compete in Italy next February.