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

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

Vice President Mike Pence pens letter in support of Tucker West

Support for Tucker West has extended from Ridgefield’s historic Main Street to The Oval Office in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence wrote a letter to First Selectman Rudy Marconi that acknowledged the Ridgefield native’s accomplishment as an Olympic luger and wished West the best of luck in his race Saturday, Feb. 10. “As leader of the United States delegation to the … 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

Home with luge track on sale for $3.5 million

Who’s ready to become Ridgefield’s next winter Olympian? That’s how high the bar is set for the family that moves into the home located at 390 West Mountain Road. The property, which possess one of the four luge tracks in the United States used by Ridgefield native and Olympian Tucker West since childhood, has been on the market at $3.5 … read more

Ridgefield's West up for Team USA monthly honor

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

Ridgefield native Tucker West is one of five nominees for Team USA’s Best Male Athlete of the Month award for December. West, 21, won back-to-back gold medals in men’s singles at World Cup luge competitions in Lake Placid, N.Y, and Whistler, British Columbia. He also finished fourth in the most recent World Cup event at Park City, Utah. West is … read more

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