Bascue wins twice in junior bobsleds

 

Codie Bascue took another step toward his dream of Olympic gold.

 

 Bascue, a senior at Whitehall High School, teamed with Jake Peterson of Princeton, Minn. to win a pair of gold medals at Winter Youth Olympic Games qualifying races held in Park City, Utah Nov. 9-10.

Bascue and Peterson, both 17, competed in a pair of men’s two-man bobsled events defeating the South Korean team of Junwon Choi and Minseo Choi in dominating fashion.

In their first race, the pair completed two heats for a combined time of 1:41.08, defeating their South Korean counterparts by 1.98 seconds. They did even better in their second race, winning by 2.79 seconds as they finished with a time of 1:40.79.

“It feels great to get the first qualification races out of the way and it feels even better to have won both of them,” Bascue said.  “My goal for this season is to win my last two qualification races and then do well in the last America’s Cup races in Calgary and Lake Placid.”

Bascue and Peterson, who are both promising pilots in the U.S. program, will compete together in one sled at the first-ever Youth Olympic Games, which will be held Jan 13-22 at the Olympic Sliding Center in Igls, Austria.
Athletes are required to participate in a minimum of three qualification races in order to be eligible to compete in the event. Last week’s race in Utah was the first series of qualification races.

 

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