He's back! Olympian Tucker West returns to library celebration Wednesday

Ridgefield native Tucker West finished 26th overall in the luge men's singles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. - Team USA photo

Grab your Team Tucker T-shirts because Ridgefield’s own Olympian is returning to town. The Ridgefield Library will host a celebration for Tucker West, who competed on Team USA’s men’s luge team at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The special event will take place in the library’s lower level … read more

Olympic spirit: NBC’s broadcast has roots in Ridgefield

If it takes a village to raise an Olympian, then what does it take to construct a multi-platform television broadcast that engages viewers from around the world? It’s a question that can be answered in Ridgefield — home of Tucker West of Team USA’s men’s luge team — better than most residents would expect. That’s because Ridgefield has plenty of … read more

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 … read more

Ridgefielders in Pyeongchang: Diffey to call West's luge race Saturday

Halfway across the world, two Ridgefielders are getting ready for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Tucker West and Leigh Diffey found each other  in Pyeongchang, South Korea earlier today —Monday, Feb. 5 — and posed for a picture together. The pair will be reconnected Saturday morning during the men’s luge competition. West will be racing part of Team USA, while … read more

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