Kripps sleds to 16th place finish

Summerland's bobsleigh pilot takes a step closer to a place in the top 10

Justin Kripps, pilot of the Canada 3 bobsleigh sled, led the four-man team to a 16th place finish in the first World Cup events of the season on Saturday.

The competition, in New York, included three Canadian teams.

Kripps, along with teammates James McNaughton of Newmarket, Ont., Luke Demetre of New Glasgow, N.S. and Nick Carriere of Rockland, Ont. finished with a time of 1:51:72.

The team was ranked 28th going into the competition.

In the two-man event, Kripps placed 15th. He was ranked 24th going into the competition.

In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kripps, 25, was part of Pierre Lueders’ four-man team.

Kripps’ goal is to move into the top 10 by the end of the season and to stay ahead of the Russia 3, U.S.A. 3 and Swiss 3 teams.

He beat all three on the weekend.

The next World Cup bobsleigh action will be this weekend in  Park City, Utah.


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