Luge Canada

Viessmann World Luge Cup #1, Lillehammer, Norway

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseCanada's National Luge Team had some respectable results in all categories at this past weekend's Senior World Cup event in Lillehammer, Norway. Regan Lauscher and Kristin Dyer both broke the top half of a field of 39 competitors with 16th and 17th place finishes respectively in the Women's Competition . A Junior athlete competing at the Senior level, Regan Lauscher of Red Deer commented, "For the first race of the season on a track I've never seen before I'm not overly disappointed. I need to relax more on the sled and take more risks in order to move closer to a podium finish" In a field of 22 Double's Teams, Canadians Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat placed 16th with the team of Chris Moffat and Eric Pothier placing 20th.

In Men's competition, Junior Mike Moffat was top Canadian with a 13th place finish ahead of Tyler Seitz (17th), Chris Moffat (21st), Kyle Connelly (22nd) and Eric Pothier (32nd) out of a field of 50 racers.

"A few minor mistakes but overall I'm happy with this result," reported the 17 year old Mike Moffat, while Coach Andre Benoit added, "This is a very good result for Mike."

Canada's National Luge Team is a mix of Senior athletes and Junior athletes competing primarily at the Senior Level. They are on a seven week Senior and Junior World Cup tour. They are presently enroute back to Germany for training in preparation for the next Senior World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, Nov 26-28.