The Canadian pair of Tristan Walker and Justin Snith missed the podium by one spot, finishing 1.334 seconds behind for a fourth-place finish at a luge doubles World Cup event on Sunday in Oberhof, Germany.
"It's good to be back to where we think we are supposed to be and especially nice to have this turnaround happen right before World Championships," said Justin Snith in a press release.
"The key I believe was just the preparation that went into this week both at the track, and away from it. We simplified everything and got back to the little things that needed to be done. Nothing special – just keeping things simple."
Olympic champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt led a 1-2 German finish in the race event Sunday for their fourth World Cup win of the season.
The pair put together the fastest runs in both heats to record their 33rd World Cup win. They are only one win away from tying the record of 34 victories held by fellow Germans Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch, who retired in 2010.
Wendl and Arlt beat Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken by .609 seconds and are now 22 points ahead of their German compatriots in the overall standings.
Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria took third place, .737 seconds behind the winners. The Austrians were the only non-Germans to make the podium in three World Cup events over the weekend.