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Results from Day One of the Final Junior World Cup

The Junior World Cup season began drawing to a close as the junior men squared off on this first day of the Fourth Junior World Cup.

In the junior II event held earlier today, Jeff Christie turned in Canada's top result. Christie finished in 7th place, 0.447 seconds off the gold medal pace.

"I was a little slow on my starts," said the Vancouver native, "but the both runs were good and consistent. Seventh is okay, but I know I can do much better."

Calgary's Ian Cockerline finished in 15th place, just ahead of Canadian junior champion Jorgen Krause. Sam Edney, also of Calgary, finished 21st.

"I had my two best starts of the week today, but I don't really have enough experience on this very difficult track to be in contention for a medal," said Calgary's Ian Cockerline, commenting his performance.

"I am not very happy with my results here this weekend," said a disappointed Sam Edny. "I'm really looking forward to putting down some fast, solid runs at the Junior World Championships next weekend."

In the Junior II event held earlier today, Jeff Christie turned in Canada's top result. Christie finished in 7th place, 0.447 seconds off the gold medal pace.

"I was a little slow on my starts," said the Vancouver native, "but the both runs were good and consistent. Seventh is okay, but I know I can do much better."

Calgary's Ian Cockerline finished in 15th place, just ahead of Canadian junior champion Jorgen Krause. Sam Edney, also of Calgary, finished 21st.

"I had my two best starts of the week today, but I don't really have enough experience on this very difficult track to be in contention for a medal," said Calgary's Ian Cockerline, commenting his performance.

"I am not very happy with my results here this weekend," added a disappointed Sam Edny. "I'm really looking forward to putting down some fast, solid runs at the Junior World Championships next weekend."

Germany swept the event with Nico Otzel capturing gold, Andi Langenhan, silver and Dennis Bertz, bronze.

In the junior I event, Marshall Savill's 13th place finish was Canada's best result. Savill's doubles partner, Winston Davis, finished 18th.

Germany's Thomas Coburger won the event with a gold medal time of 1:33.857. Matt Mortensen of the United States took the silver medal and Georg Holtz of Germany walked away with the bronze.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Information: Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC, (403) 616-1397 or tfarstad@coda.ab.ca