Team Spring Slides into Eighth at Four-Man Bobsleigh World Championships

March 8, 2015

—Team Kripps Finishes 13th, Team Humphries 27th—


WINTERBERG, Ger.—Calgary’s Chris Spring led his four-man crew to their best finish of the season, sliding into eighth spot at the 2015 Bobsleigh World Championships on Sunday in Winterberg, Germany. 

The two-time Olympian and his team of Alexander Kopacz (London, Ont.), along with Derek Plug and Lascelles Brown – both of Calgary – clocked an eighth-place time of 3:36.34 in the four-run race held over two days. 

Germany’s Maximillian Arndt, Kevin Korona, Alexander Roediger, and Ben Heber successfully defended their four-man World Championship title with a time of 3:34.89. 

Nico Wather, Andreas Bredau, Marko Huebenbecker, and Christian Poser, also of Germany, won the silver medal with a time of 3:34.91. Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste and Janis Strenga slid to the bronze medal at 3:35.01. 

Justin Kripps (Summerland, B.C.), and his crew of Tim Randall (Toronto), Bryan Barnett (Edmonton) and Ben Coakwell (Saskatoon) slid to 13th place at 3:36.74. 

Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries and her team of DJ McClelland (Calgary), Dan Dale (Edmonton), and Joey Nemet (Burlington, Ont.) slid to 27th, but did not qualify for the final run. 

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