Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUhlaender
IN THE NEWS

Uhlaender

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Stacy St. Clair
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia -- With a heavy heart and a distracted mind, U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender pushed through her final training runs this week. Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of her father's death, an event so devastating she contemplated quitting her sport. Her two practice runs that day were among the slowest she had posted since arriving here nearly two weeks ago. "She tried to push through it, but it was an emotional day," U.S. coach Tuffy Latour said. "[Thursday] we can focus on the race.
Advertisement
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia -- With a heavy heart and a distracted mind, U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender pushed through her final training runs this week. Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of her father's death, an event so devastating she contemplated quitting her sport. Her two practice runs that day were among the slowest she had posted since arriving here nearly two weeks ago. "She tried to push through it, but it was an emotional day," U.S. coach Tuffy Latour said. "[Thursday] we can focus on the race.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Stacy St. Clair
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.
SPORTS
February 10, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
She wears her father's World Series ring around her neck and his initials on her custom-made sneakers. Even as he was dying of cancer 18 months ago, Ted Uhlaender was coaching his daughter, Katie, on life and on giving the sport of skeleton her all. The former major league outfielder who played for three teams, "had a Gran Torino way of looking at things, where actions mean more than words," said Katie, 25, referring to the Clint Eastwood movie....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Ted Uhlaender, 68, a former major league outfielder with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, died Thursday after a heart attack, the San Francisco Giants announced. He was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer last year. Uhlaender was born Oct. 21, 1940, in Chicago Heights, Ill. A fleet center-fielder, he played five years with the Twins before being traded with Graig Nettles and Dean Chance to Cleveland in a package for Luis Tiant and Stan Williams after the 1969 season.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006
The U.S. won gold medals in men's and women's skeleton in 2002 when the sport was revived for the Salt Lake City Games, but Katie Uhlaender of Breckenridge, Colo., isn't expected to beat out favorites Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards of Canada and Maya Pedersen of Switzerland. The U.S.
SPORTS
February 10, 2006 | Helene Elliott
MEN'S SINGLES * Where: Cesana Pariol. * When: Feb. 17. * Best of the U.S.: Eric Bernotas of Avondale, Pa., finished third in the season's World Cup standings with 390 points. Teammate Kevin Ellis of Dallas was fourth, with 365 points. * Best of the rest: Jeff Pain of Canada won three of the last four World Cup races and his second successive World Cup title. He's also the world champion. Gregor Staehli of Switzerland, the 2002 silver medalist, was the World Cup runner-up. * U.S.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | Staff reports
SOCHI, Russia  - Team USA General Manager David Poile will not travel to Russia for the Olympic men's hockey tournament because of injuries he suffered last week when he was hit in the face by an errant puck. Poile underwent surgery for facial injuries shortly after the incident in St. Paul, Minn. Team USA officials said Monday that he has since returned to Nashville, where he is general manager of the Predators, and has been advised not to make the long trip to Sochi. Ray Shero , general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be Team USA's acting general manager in Russia though Poile will be available by phone.
SPORTS
June 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
First base coach Ted Uhlaender still doesn't know what he said that got him ejected. Whatever it was, it sure fired up the Cleveland Indians. The Indians rallied moments after Uhlaender got tossed for arguing, and Ellis Burks hit his fourth home run in two games Wednesday night in a 4-2 victory over the first-place Minnesota Twins at Cleveland.
SPORTS
February 10, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
She wears her father's World Series ring around her neck and his initials on her custom-made sneakers. Even as he was dying of cancer 18 months ago, Ted Uhlaender was coaching his daughter, Katie, on life and on giving the sport of skeleton her all. The former major league outfielder who played for three teams, "had a Gran Torino way of looking at things, where actions mean more than words," said Katie, 25, referring to the Clint Eastwood movie....
SPORTS
February 24, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. skeleton racer Kevin Ellis broke a vertebra in his back Thursday in a sledding accident, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. Jim Sterling, the USOC's chief medical officer, said there was no paralysis. Ellis, 32, of Dallas, was taken to a hospital in Turin. Ellis was hurt while sledding in a friendly competition with two other U.S. skeleton racers, Eric Bernotas and Katie Uhlaender, and two U.S. luge racers, Christian Niccum and Erin Hamlin.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | Stacy St. Clair
In the days leading up to the biggest skeleton race of her career, Noelle Pikus-Pace did something world-class athletes rarely do: She took some time off to soak in the Olympic atmosphere with her husband and children. The United States' top racer participated in only two of six official training runs here, passing on opportunities to familiarize herself with the course and its unusual uphill passes. It's an unorthodox approach -- especially with the women's competition starting Thursday -- but it's one that has worked for Pikus-Pace since she came out of retirement two years ago. "Being a mom is my first priority and it always will be. To be able to do this all together is a perfect storm," she said before the Games officially opened.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|