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TOP-5 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH FOR DOUBLES LUGE TEAM

Host country USA captures team competition Lake Placid, NY  The doubles team of Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finished in fifth position today in the FIL Junior Luge World Championships, +1.520 off the winning pace of the winning German team. Both young athletes, who are still technically in the youth division, show tremendous promise in their individual sliding and the doubles partnership continues to develop as well. Heading into the World Cup on their home track in Calgary last month, they had only slid together approximately 30 times.

Toni Eggert of Germany paired up with Marcel Oster for the gold in a time of 1:26.665, followed by the team of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman of the United States for the silver.

The team competition today resulted in a tight race between the USA and Germany. Chris Mazder of the United States posted their only first place run, versus two for Germany, but his margin was wide enough to give them the gold. Austria rounded out the top three for the bronze. The Canadian team finished in seventh.

The Junior World Championships brings the 2007-08 season to a close for the junior luge athletes.

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Top-3 Doubles Results:
1. Toni Eggert/Marcel Oster, GER, 1:26.665; 2. Chris Mazdzer/Jayson Terdiman, USA, +0.707; 3. Oskars Gudramovics/Peteris Kalnins, LAT, +0.875
Canadian Results:
5. Tristan Walker/ Justin Snith, CAN, +1.520

Team Competition:
1. Chris Mazdzer/Kate Hansen/Chris Mazdzer/Jayson Terdiman, USA, 2:18.676; 2.Robert Fischer/Lisa Liebert/Toni Eggert/Marcel Oster, GER, +0.136, 3. Manuel Pfister/Birgit Platzer/Reinhard Egger/David Schweiger, AUT, +2.148
Canadian Results:
7. Tristan Walker/Arianne Jones/Tristan Waler/Justin Snith, CAN, +3.491


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