Tigers' Den to host Tucker West watch party Saturday afternoon

Ridgefielder Tucker West has established himself as one of the world’s top-10 competitors in the men’s singles luge event entering the 2018 Winter Olympics, which get underway Friday in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Following five training runs, West and the rest of the field will have four official runs. The medal winners are determined based on the fastest combined times from those four runs.

The first two men’s singles luge runs will be live streamed Saturday (Feb. 10) between 5:10 and 8:20 a.m. on NBCOlympics.com and then shown pre-recorded from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NBCSN and 3 to 6 p.m. on NBC.

NBCOlympics.com will then live stream the final two men’s singles runs on Sunday (Feb. 11) from 6 to 8:45 a.m. Pre-recorded coverage airs later that day on NBCSN (1:30-5:30 p.m.) and on NBC (7 to 11 p.m.).

In Ridgefield, viewers can watch West compete Saturday afternoon via a video stream that will be broadcast at Tigers’ Den on Catoonah Street.

West, who got his start on a homemade luge course in the backyard of his family’s Ridgefield house, was one of 10 competitors (seven men, three women) chosen to the U.S. squad following a World Cup race in December at Lake Placid, N.Y. West joins Chris Mazdzer and Taylor Morris on the singles team for the Americans, who are looking for their first individual men’s medal in Olympic luge.