Canadian Luge Team Captures Gold and Silver at Viessmann World Cup #4 and Junior World Cup #1
Jeff Christie, of Calgary, captured the Gold medal earlier today in the Junior 1 (age 16 and under) Men's singles at Junior World Cup competition in Oberhof, Germany. Christie, a Grade 11 student at Bowness High School in Calgary, is on his first European World Cup tour after taking the Gold at a Junior World Cup race in Calgary last season. In the Junior 2 (age 19 and under) Men's competition, Kyle Connelly took Silver with just a tenth of a second difference behind first place finisher, David Moll of Germany. Rounding out Canada's Men's singles results in the Junior 2 category were Mike Moffat (6th), Grant Albrecht (7th) and Ryan Paton (13th) out of 34 racers. In Senior World Cup competition in Konigssee, Germany, Regan Lauscher of Red Deer posted a 16th place finish out of 26 racers in Womens competition. Lauscher is the lone lady luger for Canada still on the active list with National Team members Nicole Simon and Kristin Dyer sidelined due to injuries. In Senior Men's Doubles competition, Chris Moffat and Eric Pothier finished 12th. Next stop on the Senior World Cup circuit will be next weekend in Calgary. Watch the world's best at Canada Olympic Park December 10-12.