Canadian National Luge Team at Viessmann World Cup #3 - Altenberg, Germany
"My training runs were great and I was looking for good results this weekend," commented Tyler Seitz. "I'm still trying to figure out what happened coming out of curve five - all I know is that it was quick and it hurt!."
Canada showed much better in doubles and womens competition. Regan Lauscher, of Red Deer finished 15th in a field of 32 women racers. Lauscher is now Canada's lone lady luger on the World Cup circuit as Kristin Dyer returned to Canada last week due to illness.
The junior doubles team of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat came close to breaking into the top 10 in a senior world cup with an 11th place finish out of20 teams. Team mates Chris Moffat and Eric Pothier placed 16th despite Pothier racing with an injured hand.
'This weekend's race was about gaining experience at the senior level and gaining confidence on one of the hardest tracks in the world," reported Coach Andre Benoit.