Chris Mazdzer will sleep again. Sometime.
But none happened on Sunday night, not after he matched USA Luge's best-ever Olympic finish.
Mazdzer had an early wakeup call Monday, only a few hours after winning a silver medal in the men's luge competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics _ the best singles finish ever by an American luge athlete.
I’m still processing what happened last night. It honestly doesn’t even feel real yet! All I know is that I have an amazing group of people in my life that stick with me even when times are tough and sharing this high with them is one of the best ways I … https://t.co/yK3KtOq0Fw pic.twitter.com/Zb0RSoaXK4
— Chris Mazdzer (@mazdzer) February 11, 2018
He had a 10 a.m. news conference in the Main Press Center, then a series of online, radio and television interviews _ everything from North Country Public Radio in his home Lake Placid, New York region to Olympic Channel to NBC Nightly News and more _ nearby in the International Broadcast Center.
From there, lunch and some meeting-and-greeting at USA House awaited, along with more social media responsibilities. On Monday night, he would finally be presented with his silver medal and then, an appearance on NBC's "Today" was scheduled.
"It's been a hell of a ride," said Mazdzer, who did go to bed Sunday night but never actually could fall asleep. "And all I can do is say thank you to all the people who supported me and helped me develop as a person along the way."