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Wasatch Luge Club gets a 2nd and 3rd finish in 2024 Luge Youth National Championships

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – At the Olympic Sports Complex luge track, the Norton Youth National Championships were held on the roughly one-mile run. 48 of the nation’s top boys and girls competed in two age groups: Youth A for ages 15-17 and Youth B for kids 14 and under.

In the Youth A women’s race, Talia Tonn (Cecil, Wisc.) won with a two-run combined time of 1:31.765. Caylin Weaver (Indianapolis, Ind.) was second with a time of 1:32.359, while third place was taken by Sadie Martin (Vermontville, N.Y.).

The Youth A men’s gold medal went to Seth Coates (Potsdam, N.Y.). He crossed the finish line in 1:32.154. Josh Berzowski (Pulaski, Wisc.) was the silver medalist in 1:32.950, with Andrew Robertson (South Jordan, Utah) taking bronze in 1:34.121.

Tristan Gable (Camano Island, Wash.) topped the time sheets for the Youth B men’s division, stopping the clock in 1:35.932. Maxim Zayonc (Lake Placid, N.Y.), the son of two Olympic luge athletes, finished .015 behind Gable in 1:35.947. The bronze went to Landon Kozik (Norfolk, Mass.) in 1:37.896.

The Youth B women’s race saw Delilah Salgado (Ashland, Mass.) victorious in 1:36.907. The silver medal went to Miriel Schomaker (Park City, Utah) with a time of 1:42.089. The bronze medalist was Emmelina Campos (Clarendon Hills, Ill.) in 1:43.272.

After the race, 1,666 lacrosse balls were released down the luge track as a part of the team’s annual Running of the Balls fundraiser. Details/donations opportunities are available at USALuge.org.

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