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Cernanska and Mokrasova end Canadian bobsled win streak, Lotholz and Klein rebound on final day

Canada secured all but one bobsled gold medal at the 2023 Whistler North American Cup
Melissa Lotholz and Alex Klein launch their two-woman bobsled in Whistler on Dec. 2, 2023.

Canada's bobsled dominance at the 2023 Whistler North American Cup (NAC) ended on Dec. 2 as Viktoria Cernanska and Lucia Mokrasova claimed victory in the first two-woman race of the weekend. The Slovakian duo managed to remain upright on a day when several others, including Canadian pilots Melissa Lotholz and Erica Voss, could not, and notched a time of one minute and 49.52 seconds.

Eden Wilson and Leanna Garcia grabbed silver for the Maple Leaf (1:51.09), leaving Americans Sylvia Hoffman and Amoni Ashby with bronze (1:51.59).

Lotholz righted the ship (pun intended) on Dec. 3, closing out this year's NAC victorious along with brakewoman Alexandra Klein (1:49.91). It was the first time all week that the two-time Olympian felt as if she'd bested the demanding Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) track, rather than the track conquering her. 

Nipping at Lotholz and Klein's heels were their fellow Canadians, Mackenzie Stewart and Caelan Brown (1:51.31). Cernaska and Mokrasova found the podium again, this time in third (1:51.79). 

Team Canada now heads off to Park City, Utah for more NAC competition. Find full results on the IBSF website.