Silver for Rush and Brown at Whistler; eighth in four-man event

Teamed with a new brakeman, Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush took second place in the two-man bobsled World Cup event at Whistler

Teamed with a new brakeman, Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush took second place in the two-man bobsled World Cup event at Whistler on the weekend after several disappointing finishes earlier in the season.

But he and his teammates continued to struggle in the four-man event.

Rush and Lascelles Brown won their first silver medal as a two-man bobsled team with a two-run time of one minutes 45.30 seconds, just four one-hundreds of a second off Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton of the United States who won a third straight World Cup event in 1:45.26.

“Honestly I feel like it’s gold or nothing here and I made a mistake on corner four. It was a pretty costly one,” Rush was quoted in a Canadian Press article.

Rush and Brown were second after their first run, finishing in 52.57 seconds. The Canadians shook up the teams in Whistler and the changes concerned Rush, who usually races with Jesse Lumsden.

“I don’t really like it to be honest with you because these guys are my four-man team. I don’t like racing against them but I like to see the Canadian program do well,” Rush was quoted. “It’s the head coach’s call and I have to fall in line.”

Rush’s medal was his eighth on the World Cup circuit. Brown won an Olympic silver medal with Pierre Lueders in 2006, followed by a bronze with Rush’s four-man team in 2010. The 38-year-old slid for Monaco the last two seasons, but is back wearing Canadian colours again.

Rush and CFL star Jesse Lumsden started the season placing seventh in Lake Placid on Nov. 9. Then at Park City on Nov. 16, Rush was teamed with Brown. They crashed in the second run after placing second in the initial slide and ended the day in 20th place.

Rush, Calgary’s Lascelles Brown, Edmonton’s Neville Wright and Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., team up in the Canada 1 sled to finish eighth at 1:44.24 in the four-man event at Whistler.

Canadian coach Tom De La Hunty has been made switches to the four-man team in each race so far this season.

Rush and his team placed a disappointing 12th in four-man in Park City and sixth in Lake Placid. At Park City his teammates were Cody Sorenson, Jesse Lumsden and Neville Wright. Then at Lake Placid Sorensen, Lascelles Brown and Wright were his teammates.

Just Posted

Military Vehicle Display and Swap Meet will bring over 40 military vehicle displays

People from across Alberta will head to Red Deer for 2nd annual event

Beach Buddy Program brings reading lakeside

Beach Buddy Program is run through the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library during the summer months

Sylvan Lake swimmer heading to Pan Pacific Championships

Elizabeth Moore will be competing at the games in Fiji Aug. 23-26.

Eckville Elementary teacher advocates positive mental health for young children

Jaleesa Grzech has written a series of books to help children deal with anxiety and stress

Harvest safety reminders from Lacombe County

Lacombe County reminds producers, residents and visitors to be safe during fall harvest operations.

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

Vintage vehicle subject of RCMP search

Two Hills RCMP seek to identify owner of recovered 1940’s vehicle

Canada’s tax system unfairly favours wealthy, poll of CRA auditors suggests

Four of every five respondents think loopholes and tax credits built into the system benefit the rich

Banff’s Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

The plan would allow for more visitors but wouldn’t let Sunshine build additional facilities

Publication ban lifted on details about Fredericton shooting that killed 4

Judge lifts publication ban on court documents related to the Fredericton shooting

Feds to allow charities to engage in political, but not partisan, activity

The plan is to allow charities to pursue political activities

Most Read