Bascue caps season with top 10 finishes

C odie Bascue made sure he finished his season on a strong note.

Bascue posted two top-ten finishes at the Junior World Championships, held last weekend in Winterberg Germany.
He and Michael McCarty finished seventh in the two-man competition, while he, McCarty, Ives and Lightsey finished eighth in the four-man event.

“I could not be any more proud of myself and my push athletes for pulling off these results after having just one week together as a team and just one week on this track,” Bascue said. “This month has been a very long, but also very fun and awesome experience. To cap it off with such a great performance in Junior World Championships just makes it that much better.”

The Junior World Championships is open to any bobsled athletes who are younger than 26 years old.

Bascue and McCarty posted a total time of 1:55.46 after clocking runs of 57.60 and 57.86 seconds to finish seventh in the two-man competition. Bascue, Ives, Lightsey and McCarty were again close to a top six finish with a combined time of 1:54.28 after sliding runs of 57.19 and 57.09 seconds in the four-man race for eighth place.

This was Bascue’s first time sliding the German course and caps a busy month during which he competed on the Europa Cup.

“This month gave me a ton more experience on European tracks,” Bascue said. “This has been a great and eventful season, and I am proud of all of the athletes I raced with and Team USA as a whole. This weekend has given me great momentum going into the offseason and I can’t wait to see what next year brings.”

 

 

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