Germans Wendl, Arlt win 5th straight at luge World Cup
Canadians Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finish 6th
Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won their fifth consecutive luge World Cup event Saturday in Koenigssee, Germany, maintaining their perfect start to the season.
The Germans clocked the fastest times in both runs on their home track to finish with a combined time of one minute 41.411 seconds for their 15th career win.
Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken made it a German 1-2, while Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria finished third.
Tristan Walker of Cochrane, Alta., and Calgary's Justin Snith were sixth. American pair Jake Hyrns and Andrew Sherk finished 11th, with teammates Matthew Mortensen and Preston Griffall in 16th place.
Later Saturday, Natalie Geisenberger was fastest in both runs of the women's race to lead a German sweep of the top three positions.
Geisenberger clocked 1:42.325 to finish ahead of Carina Schwab and Aileen Frisch. Calgary's Alex Gough was fourth.
"I had a tough break with the weather and the draw today because the track started frosting up, so that was a tough break, but I feel like I'm sliding really well," said Gough. "I had two good starts today. I feel like I do have room to improve on the start, but I have to be satisfied today. I'm in the mix and this is their home track."