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World Luge Championship - Canadian Team Breaks Top Ten

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseCanada's National Luge Team broke into the top 10 in the team competition at the World Luge Championships. Combining to capture ninth spot were Tyler Seitz (mens singles); Regan Lauscher (womens); and the doubles team of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat.

Teams on the podium were Germany Two (Gold); Germany One (Silver) and Austria One (Bronze).

"What is really amazing about these results for Canada is that, with the exception of Tyler Seitz, the athletes sliding for Canada were all Juniors, under age 20, competing at the Senior level," reported Canadian Luge Program Coordinator, Tim Farstad. "We have some amazing talent at the Junior level that are already very competitive against much older and more experienced lugers."

Womens and doubles competition gets underway on Saturday with Canada's lone woman slider on the circuit, Regan Lauscher of Red Deer, and the doubles teams of Grant Albrecht/Mike Moffat and Chris Moffat/Eric Pothier going up against the worlds best.

Mens singles will run on Sunday with Calgarians Tyler Seitz, Chris Moffat, Grant Albrecht and Eric Pothier, of Airdrie, selected to represent Canada.