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Final Luge Senior World Cup of the 1999/2000 Season

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseThe 1999/2000 Luge World Cup season wound down today in Oberhof, Germany, with Canada demonstrating consistent strong results as shown throughout the season.

In doubles competition, Chris Moffat (Calgary) and Eric Pothier (Airdrie) broke the top 10 for the second consecutive race with an eigth place finish. Junior doubles sliders Grant Albrecht (Calgary) and Mike Moffat (Calgary) also broke into the senior top ten with a 10th place finish. Germany won the Gold and Silver with Austria taking Bronze.

Red Deer's Regan Lauscher, another Canadian Junior sliding in Senior competition, had two solid runs finishing 13th out of the field of 34 racers in Womens competition. Germany swept the podium again with Silke Krauschaar, Sylke Otto and Barbara Niedernhuber taking Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.

In Men's singles, Tyler Seitz (Calgary) was top Canadian finishing in 17th spot. Georg Hackl of Germany won Gold with winner of last week's World Championship race, Jens Mueller of Germany, finishing second followed by yet another German, Karsten Albert, taking Bronze. Kyle Connelly (Calgary) who finished the Junior World Cup circuit second in overall point standings, finished an impressive 21st against senior competitors followed by Eric Pothier 25th, Chris Moffat 28th and Grant Albrecht 33rd.

Tyler Seitz, Chris Moffat, and Regan Lauscher qualified earlier in the season to represent Canada at the Goodwill Games and are now enroute to Lake Placid, New York, to begin training on their new track. The balance of the Canadian team are returning to Calgary on Sunday, February 13, arriving at 3:50 p.m (AC845) with Canada's highest ever medal count from a junior-senior world cup season.