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Team Kripps Slides to 12th at Bobsleigh World Cup Race in Germany

December 6, 2015

WINTERBERG, Ger.—Canada’s four-man crew piloted by Justin Kripps slid into 12th in four-man bobsleigh World Cup action on Sunday in Winterberg, Germany.

Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., piloted his new crew of Ben Coakwell (Saskatoon), Alex Kopacz (London, Ont.), and Josh Kirkpatrick (Calgary) to a time of 1:53.45 on the 14-corner track.

The German sleds swept the World Cup four-man podium for the second straight week. Francesco Friedrich teamed up with Martin Putz, Jannis Baecker and Thorsten Margis for the gold medal at 1:50.58.

Maximillian Arndt, Kevin Kuske, Ben Heber and Alexander Roediger grabbed the silver medal at 1:50.63, while Nico Walther, Marko Huebenecker, Christian Poser and Eric Franke completed the German sweep after sliding to the bronze medal position on the podium with a time of 1:50.74. 

The World Cup now travels to Konigssee, Germany where Kripps has driven to both World Cup medals in his career.

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