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European Luge Championship - Canadian Men's Results

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseWith snow, rain and deteriorating track conditions, Canada's Men's Singles Luge athletes moved closer to breaking into the top ten in senior men's luge competition at the European Championships.

Chris Moffat, of Calgary, bested his first run 17th place finish with a second run 9th spot to finish as top Canadian in 14th place overall, just 1.51.984 seconds behind Germany's Jens Muller, winner of
1988 Olympic Gold in Calgary. Nagano '98 Gold Medalist, Georg Hackl (Germany), claimed Silver and current World Cup point leader Armin Zoeggler (Italy) finished third.

Other Canadians, Tyler Seitz slid clean on his second run and placed 19th overall and first year Senior, Eric Pothier, and Junior athlete Ryan Paton finished 29th and 33rd respectively in the field of 48 international senior sliders.

Coach Andre Benoit reported, " A pretty good race today for everyone! The weather was bad with snow and rain but Chris Moffat had a good finish and Tyler Seitz got some first run skidding under
control for a better second run. Eric Pothier slipped a couple spots on his second run and Ryan Paton had two good runs but drew the second to last start position and because of the snow, the track had slowed down a lot."

The team is now enroute to St. Moritz, Switzerland, site of the upcoming Senior World Championships, for three days of training.