CANADIAN LUGE ATHLETES CROWNED AT ALL LEVELSCanada's top luge athletes capped off their final competitive season before the 2010 Olympic year by holding the national championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
Sam Edney, Alex Gough and the Moffat brothers all captured national titles in their respective disciplines (men's and women's singles and doubles) at the 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, B.C. earlier this month.
Edney, who was the top Canadian at the World Cup in Whistler in February, knocked off teammate, Jeff Christie to win his first national title with a two run time of 1:35.366.
Alex Gough, who had a breakthrough year and a historic fourth-place finish at the World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., won the women's title with a time of 1:38.959, while the Moffat brothers of Chris and Mike had their sled in fine form as they captured their fourth consecutive Canadian Championship title in the men's doubles category. The sibling duo slid to a combined time of 1:37.989.
The senior championships also included a fun Masters category where Tyler Seitz, the only Canadian male to win a World Cup medal, showed his local knowledge on the Whistler track to claim the 2009 Masters title.
Earlier in the winter Canada's best junior and youth athletes hit the track in Calgary for their national championships.
Tristan Walker continues to show promise for the future of the sport internationally. Walker won the junior men's singles championships with a two-run time of 94.702, and also teamed up Justin Snith to take the doubles victory at 1:31.902. Elena Corrigall solidified the junior women's Canadian Championship with a winning time of 1:38.789.
Davy Ackerman won the youth boys division at 1:32.642, while Dayna Clay won the youth girls category with a time of 1:31.904.