Luge Canada

Reposted from Park City Record

Young Park City Lugers Lead The Field In CalgaryThe United States Luge Candidate Team traveled to Calgary, Canada and brought home two gold medals and a bronze medal in the Can-Am Races. Representing the Western United States, Park City teens Blaine Baldwin and Ryan Lesar each brought home gold medals.

Baldwin teamed with East Coast slider Josh Alcorn to win the Can-Am Junior II doubles race. The east-west team of Alcorn/Baldwin led through both runs and won the race handily with a combined time of 1:30.897 minutes.

Ryan Lesar, racing in the Junior I Division won his race with a total two-run time of 1:34.720 minutes. After the first run, Lesar was sitting in second place behind Canadian Winston Davis. On his second run Lesar drove the track in 47.336 seconds and was clocked at 59.67 mph to take first place. His lead over Canadian rival Davis was 0.089 seconds. Salt Lake City resident Robbie Lyons rounded out the top three positions asnd earned the bronze medal.

Brent Westenburg, also from Park City, competed and earned a personal best at the Canadian Olympic Park achieving fifth place in the men's Junior I event.

The next Juniors' race will be the Ice Engineers Open on Dec. 16 at the Utah Olympic Sports Park.

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