RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield's Tucker West won a bronze medal in a World Cup luge event Saturday in Winterberg, Germany.
West won his fourth medal of the current World Cup campaign by staging a rally in the final run. After a pounding snowfall in the first heat, West rushed down the course in the final run to grab the bronze.
“To take third place was a real success after the terrible training I had,” West said in a story on TeamUSA.org. West crashed twice in the six official training runs before the race.
The medal gave USA Luge a total of 12 for the 2014-15 World Cup season. The team is within one medal of its single season high of 13 set in 1996-97.
Germany’s two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch won the race, his fifth victory of the season. Stepan Federov of Russia had his first career podium result to take the silver.
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