Five years ago, Eastport resident Justin Krewson found himself flying down Bald Hill in Farmingdale on a wheeled luge sled, picking up much more speed than he intended to before a crash landing. It was a terrifying moment for the then 10-year-old, and insult was added to injury when his mother forced him to give it one more try. Krewson was taking part in a “Slider Search,” a series of events across the country, hosted by USA Luge, that introduce young athletes to the sport by teaching them to drive a wheel-equipped luge sled down a dry-land slalom course.
Krewson’s mother, Regina, didn’t want her son to end the day on a negative note. Her insistence that he give it one more try turned out to be a life-altering choice for... more