Wasatch Luge Club
Andersen, Sweeney win Norton Jr National Luge Championships in Park City
The Salt Lake Tribune
First published Mar 03 2012 01:42PM
Updated Mar 4, 2012 12:37AM
PARK CITY • Alpine’s Ty Andersen won men’s junior national luge championship Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park near Park City, on the heels of a team gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games.
The 6-foot-7 Andersen totaled 3 minutes and 1.816 seconds over four runs on the 2002 Olympic track, to edge Tucker West of Ridgefield, Conn., by 0.133 seconds.
“This is what I was going for,” Andersen said.
Andersen raced doubles during a team relay event in which the Americans took gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Austria last month. But he’s not sure whether his future lies in that discipline, or singles.
“It’s results based,” he said. “If I do well in doubles, I’ll have to train it. But if I do well in singles, I’d like to stick with it.”
The final event of the luge season is the national championships March 12-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y.