From Sochi, RUS
Nov. 23, 2019 – Christopher Grotheer and Marcus Wyatt kicked off the Intercontinental Cup season in style, with a tight race that was decided by hundredths of a second.
Both Grotheer and Wyatt were quick off the top, with Wyatt out-pushing Grotheer by a handful of hundredths. In the first heat, that push plus a great slide put Wyatt .09 ahead of Grotheer. On the second run Grotheer rallied back, putting down a nearly identical run to his first trip down the 2014 Olympic track. Wyatt was quick again, but was out-slid by Grotheer by .13 in the heat, giving the German the gold medal by .04 over the Brit.
Egor Veselov finished a distant third, .04 ahead of his Russian teammate Konstantin Khoroshko. Great Britain’s Jerry Rice finished fifth, while Wenhao Chen and Daniil Romanov tied for sixth.
The ICC start was the first for Grotheer since 2013, when he won in Altenberg.
Dave Greszczyszyn led the way for the Canadians with a ninth place finish. Teammates Mark Lynch and Blake Enzine finished 15th and 19th, respectively.
Fort the United States, Mike Rogals finished 16, while Stephen Garbett finished 18th.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|10||Kilian von Schleinitz||GER||10||4.70||4.70||56.31||56.94||1:53.25|
|23||Joe Della Santina||NZL||22||5.65||61.43|