Luge America Pacific Championships 2014

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Luge America Pacific Championships 2014


Men's Ladies
Single seater United StatesUnited States Tucker West United StatesUnited States Erin Hamlin
Two-seater United StatesUnited States Mortensen / Terdiman

The 2014 America-Pacific Luge Championships were held from December 5th to 6th, 2014 as part of the 2nd World Cup race of the 2014/15 season on the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic bobsled run in Lake Placid , United States . There were competitions in the single-seater for men and women and the two-seater. All competitions were decided in two runs, the results of the World Cup races in the respective disciplines were used for the evaluation.

The titles all went to the US team. Erin Hamlin won in the women's singles, Tucker West secured the title in the men’s single and Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman won the doubles classification .

Defending champion

At the last America-Pacific Championships in 2013 in Calgary, Canada, the Canadian Alex Gough won in the women's singles, the American Christopher Mazdzer in the men’s singles and the Canadian two-seaters Tristan Walker and Justin Snith .

Women's singles

Erin Hamlin, winner of the women's singles
space sportswoman Terms time
01 United StatesUnited States Erin Hamlin 44.310  s
44.362 s
1: 28.672  minutes
02 United StatesUnited States Emily Sweeney 44.429 s
44.522 s
1:+0.279 s
03 United StatesUnited States Summer Britcher 44.414 s
44.547 s
1:+0.289 s
04th United StatesUnited States Julia Cluckey 44.614 s
44.716 s
1:+0.658 s
05 CanadaCanada Arianne Jones 44.603 s
44.736 s
1:+0.667 s
06th CanadaCanada Kimberley McRae 44.691 s
44.680 s
1:+0.699 s
07th CanadaCanada Jordan Smith 45.035 s
45.041 s
1:+1.404 s

Date: December 6th
The US-American Erin Hamlin was able to secure the title in the women’s single-seater ahead of her teammates Emily Sweeney , Summer Britcher and Julia Clukey . Hamlin finished in second place behind the German Natalie Geisenberger in the World Cup race , Sweeney crossed the finish line in 5th place behind Tatjana Hüfner and Anke Wischnewski , Britcher came in sixth. Cluckey crossed the finish line in eighth place behind Dajana Eitberger . She was followed in 9th place by Arianne Jones as the best Canadian in 5th place in the continental championship ranking. Kimberley McRae , who reached 11th place in the World Cup race behind the Italian Sandra Robatscher , and Jordan Smith (16th in the World Cup race) followed in 6th and 7th place in the women's ranking. Sweeney, Britcher, Cluckey, Jones and Smith had qualified for the championship race through the Nations Cup. Hamlin and McRae were seated.

Men's single seaters

Tucker West, winner in the men's singles
space athlete Terms time
01 United StatesUnited States Tucker West 51.115  s
51.002 s
1: 42.117  minutes
02 United StatesUnited States Christopher Mazdzer 51.692 s
51.513 s
1:+1.088 s
03 United StatesUnited States Aidan Kelly 51.777 s
51.572 s
1:+1.232 s
04th United StatesUnited States Riley Stohr 51.834 s
51.825 s
1:+1.542 s
05 CanadaCanada Mitchel Malyk 51.890 s
51.972 s
1:+1.745 s
06th United StatesUnited States John Fennell 52.180 s
51.994 s
1:+2.057 s

Date: December 5th
America Pacific Champion was American Tucker West , who won the championship title ahead of his teammates Christopher Mazdzer and Aidan Kelly . West also won the regular World Cup race, Mazdzer drove behind the Austrian Wolfgang Kindl and the Italian Dominik Fischnaller in 4th place. Kelly finished 7th in the World Cup race. Riley Stohr took fourth place in the America-Pacific Championships (11th in the World Cup race), who was the US quadruple victory completed. The Canadians Mitchel Malyk (16th in the World Cup race) and John Fennell (19th in the World Cup race) finished on the other places . While Mazdzer was already set for the competition, West, Kelly, Stohr, Malyk and Fennell had to qualify via the Nations Cup.


Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, winners in doubles
space athlete Terms time
01 United StatesUnited States Matthew Mortensen / Jayson Terdiman 44.183  s
44.091 s
1: 28.274  minutes
02 CanadaCanada Tristan Walker / Justin Snith 44.367 s
44.310 s
1:+0.403 s
03 United StatesUnited States Justin Garret Krewson / Tristan Jeskanen 44.561 s
44.628 s
1:+0.915 s

Date: December 5th.
Three pairs of doubles took part in the competition, for which only the Walker / Snith did not have to qualify via the Nations Cup because they belonged to the seeded group of the World Cup. The US-Americans Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman secured the title of the America-Pacific Championship , ahead of the Canadian defending champions Tristan Walker and Justin Snith as well as Justin Garret Krewson and Tristan Jeskanen . In the regular World Cup races, the winners Mortensen / Terdiman came in 6th, Walker / Snith came in ninth, the two-seater couple Krewson / Jeskanen in 13th.

Medal table

space country gold silver bronze total
1 United StatesUnited States United States 3 2 3 5
2 CanadaCanada Canada 0 1 0 0

Web links and notes

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  1. a b c In the Luge Nations Cup, athletes who do not belong to the seeded groups must qualify for the World Cup.