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Canadian National Luge Team at Viessmann World Cup #5 in Calgary

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseThe final day of Viessmann World Cup Luge competition wrapped today with the Men's singles racing under perfect ice and weather conditions.

Once again, Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took the Gold to continue his sweep of 1st place finishes in the 1999/2000 Luge World Cup season Karsten Albert, of Germany, set a track record on his first run with a time of 45.435 seconds, however slipped to second spot after his final run. Claiming Bronze was 1998 Olympic Gold medalist, Georg Hackl, also of Germany.

Top Canadian was Tyler Seitz with a 17th spot out of the 38 competitors representing 20 nations. He had a two-run combined time 1:32.086. Also in the top 20 for Canada was Chris Moffat (20th) with a time of 1:32.420. Eric Pothier, from Airdrie, finished 26th followed by Canadian Junior-1 athletes Jorgen Krause and Matt McMurray who finished 27th and 28th respectively.

In overall World Cup standings after five events, Armin Zoeggeler remains in 1st place, followed by Jens Mueller and Karsten Albert of Germany. Candian Chris Moffat and Tyler Seitz are sitting in 20th and 21st spot overall having competed in four of the five World Cups this season.

Germany showed their overall dominance in Luge as they took seven of the nine podium positions in the Womens, Doubles, and Mens events over the weekend.

Canada's Junior Team is presently in Igls Austria preparing for a Junior World Cup next weekend.They return to Calgary for their Christmas tour break on December 20th then the combined Junior/Senior
Nation Team returns to Europe on January 1st for the European, Junior, and Senior World Championships.