CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Benshoof, 34, locked up his third Olympics appearance with a ninth-place finish in a World Cup race in Lillehammer, Norway, on Dec. 13. Benshoof is looking for his first medal after taking fourth in men's singles in the 2006 Turin Games, the best finish by an American men's luge competitor in Olympic history. Benshoof, who has competed in luge since 1990, is the most decorated American singles luger in history, winning 37 medals, including six gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze. On Oct. 16, 2001, Benshoof was credited with the fastest luge speed ever at 86.6 miles per hour. In his Olympics debut in 2002 at Salt Lake City, Benshoof finished in 17th place. He has three medals in the world championship team event, getting bronze in 2001 and silvers in 2004 and 2005. Benshoof had back surgery to repair a herniated disk in December 2008, but returned less than three months later to win his seventh national championship. He took 18th at the 2009 world championships in Lake Placid.