Chan-Weiler women’s doubles team takes silver for US in Park City Junior World Cup

By Sandy Caligiore | Dec. 08, 2018, 2:16 p.m. (ET)

The USA Luge women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reannyn Weiler concluded their Junior World Cup week in Park City, Utah with another silver medal.

Chan, of Chicago, and Weiler, of Whitesboro, N.Y., opened this event Wednesday with a silver medal. Women’s doubles will be included in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland, and will get consideration to be added to the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

They were second fastest in both legs of Friday’s race, and came within 0.5 of a second from the winners. Canadians Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless raced to gold medals in both events.

Their teammates, Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger in doubles, and singles racer Ian Smith, added to a consistent team effort Friday.

Kellogg, of Chesterfield, Mass., and Segger, of Lake Placid, chased a podium result in doubles before finishing fourth, 0.3 of a second from third place. They were fourth in both legs of the race, and improved from Wednesday’s seventh place result.

The German doubles team of Hannes Orlamunder and Paul Gubitz won the two Park City events.

In Youth A men, Smith, a bronze medalist on Wednesday, also claimed a fourth-place result on the 2002 Olympic track. The Carlisle, Mass. athlete was backed up by Matt Greiner, of Park City, in fifth place and Sam Eckert, of Wilmington, N.Y. in seventh place. The American squad had a total of six athletes in the top 20.

Another local competitor, Emma Erickson, was sixth in Youth A women. McKenna Mazlo, of Souderon, Pa., took seventh, while Sophia Gordon, of Sussex, Wisc., finished ninth. Canadians dominated the event, taking four of the top five spots including repeat winner Trinity Ellis.

The week will conclude Saturday in the Wasatch with junior singles racing for men and women and another team competition.

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