Luge Canada

Fifth Viessmann World Cup Results

For the third time this week, Canada's National Luge teams faced off against the world's top lugers at the fifth Viessmann World Cup.

In the men's event held earlier today, the powerful German team swept the podium with Karsten Albert capturing the gold medal in a time of 1:29.45. World Junior Champion, David Möller, took silver in 1:29.518 while the bronze medal went to Dennis Geppert (1:29.624).

Calgary's Tyler Seitz turned in Canada's best result, finishing 13th in a time of 1:30.388. Seitz's team mates, Chris Moffat and Kyle Connelly, finished 21st and 29th respectively.

In the women's event, Canada's Regan Lauscher finished 13th, 1.794 behind the powerful German and Austrian sliders.

"I feel okay about the race today," said Regan. "I hit one wall on my second run, but I feel that I achieved the other goals I had set out after running into some trouble in my training runs."

For the third time in a row, Germany's Silke Kraushaar and Sylke Otto finished one-two, with a scant 0.253 seconds between them. Austria's Angelika Neuner took the bronze with her time of 1:23.774 minutes.

In the doubles event, the German duo of Steffen Skel and Steffen Wöller captured the gold medal with a time of 1:23.557. Kurt Brugger and Wilfried Huber of Italy took silver, just 0.192 seconds off the first place time set by the Germans. Christian Oberstolz and Patric Gruber, also of Italy, won the bronze medal in 1:23.857.

Canada's Eric Pothier and Chris Moffat ran into difficulty in their initial run, and stood 16th at the end of the first heat. They fought back with a 6th place time in the second heat, finishing in 10th place over all. The other Canadian duo of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat finished in 21st place.

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Source: Jennifer Pashniak, CLA
Tim Farstad, CLA-OLTC, 403-247-9884 or