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Olympian's dad accidentally mortified him

Olympian's Dad Tries To Get His Son A Date

Olympians train incredible hard for a chance to compete in the winter games, but all of that training sometimes takes a toll on their personal lives.

'TODAY' did a short piece on 18-year-old Tucker West, the youngest luger on the U.S. luge team, and talked about his intense training with his father, Brett. But his father does more than just support his son's Olympic dreams ... he also plays matchmaker.

During the broadcast, Brett said 'I just want to say to all the young ladies out there, Tucker is very single. Now he's a little shy, so you have to reach out to him -- and you can do that through Facebook. The neat part is, he's such a good kid, everyone who posts there he always gives back a personal response.'

While that may be most teens' worst nightmare, you can't argue with the results.

#TeamTucker started trending on Twitter, and the Facebook group jumped to over 47 hundred members.

Girls posted messages like:
One mother even pulled the stunt on her own daughter, posting this note and photo:


While the comment was awkward any way you slice it, Tucker doesn't seem too annoyed at his well-meaning pop. It could be a pretty great story to tell at a wedding if it all worked out, don't you think?

He replied on Twitter:

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Karen February 11 2014 at 12:45 PM

Tucker, you sound like a good kid and we're ALL proud of you! Good luck!

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angela February 11 2014 at 3:14 PM

i love the ending "that his son has the power on his dad by choosing a nursing home for him" that made me laugh so hard!!

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wilgarcia February 11 2014 at 7:49 PM

Sometimes we fathers try to help a little too much. I think it was an innocent comment but tough spot for the son.

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drcutlass February 12 2014 at 12:50 AM

After about the tenth date, he will thank his father.

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Daddy O February 11 2014 at 3:32 PM

Better than the super bowl I'm watching

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Larry February 11 2014 at 10:17 PM

I can't imagine any olypian has trouble getting a date.

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kayciaccio February 12 2014 at 12:31 AM

The Dad meant well!!

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spsportsmom4 February 11 2014 at 4:58 PM

Gotta love our Dad's! Always looking out for us - I am sure he meant well and you never know one of the female athletes that travels to the same places, at the same as him may be a great match.

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italianleo814 February 11 2014 at 9:26 PM

I don't think it was all that bad, I was expecting something worse than that.

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pooua italianleo814 February 11 2014 at 10:53 PM

On AOL? This is exactly what I expected! Exactly!

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wau8374716 February 11 2014 at 8:59 PM

USA hope we win

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