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Tirza Lara, Ryan Kuehn prevail on North American Cup day 3

Troy Wilson added a skeleton bronze medal for Canada
Tirza Lara springs into action at the Whistler North American Cup on Dec. 1, 2023.

Skeleton is underway at the IBSF North American Cup (NAC) in Whistler, and Canadians are continuing their winning ways.

Tirza Lara bested all comers with a two-run time of one minute, 49.97 seconds. The local Sea to Sky athlete is off to a good start this season after placing 14th at the Junior World Championships last January. Seokju Yang of Korea claimed second (1:50.62) and Colombian Laura Vargas was third (1:51.01).

Meanwhile, Ryan Kuehn was golden among men (1:47.51). The Calgarian had to outduel Ireland's Brendan Doyle, who earned a silver medal (1:47.67). Troy Wilson, another Calgary native, wound up with bronze (1:47.79). 

No one has been able to knock Team Canada off the top of the podium so far. Melissa Lotholz and Carter Malyk each have two gold medals in monobob and two-man bobsleigh respectively. More NAC action is on tap for Saturday, with the skeleton racers going for round two at 10 a.m. and the bobsledders in at 3 p.m. for two-woman and four-man events.

Check out full results at the IBSF website.