Luge Canada

Seventh Viessmann World Cup - Best Ever Singles World Cup Results for Chris Moffat

Canada's Chris Moffat served notice that he will bear close scrutiny in the run for an Olympic medal at Salt Lake City next month. The twenty-two year old Calgarian turned in a career-best seventh place finish at the final race of the Viessmann World Cup held earlier today. Moffat, who is the only member of the Canadian Olympic Luge team to be competing in both the singles and doubles events, has been turning in steadily improving results throughout the season and has finished in 16th place in the over all Viessmann World Cup standings.

The veteran Canadian Olympic team member, Tyler Seitz, took 12th place, finishing the 2001-2002 World Cup season 15th in the world. Ottawa native Kyle Connelly finished 26th.

Germany's three-time Olympic Champion, Georg Hackl captured the gold medal, and finished third in the over all Viessmann World Cup standings. Tony Benshoof of the United States turned in a career best, silver medal performance and former Junior World Cup Champion, David Möller of Germany, took bronze.

Austria's Markus Prock finished in 8th place, enough for a tenth Viessmann World Cup Championship.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Information: Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC, (403) 616-1397 or