Sochi, , Feb 10, 2014 — It was a busy first weekend for North Country athletes competing in Sochi. One of the North Country's top medal hopefuls is Chris Mazdzer, a luge sled racer from Saranac Lake.
"The second run, I just made a couple of mistakes," he said. "Did curve nine a little too good on the exit, was a little late going into ten and I think that cost me all my time."
Mazdzer has been chosen to compete for the US in a second event later in the week, the team relay luge competition, so he'll get one more shot at Sochi's track.
Mazdzer said one joy of a tough weekend of competition was having so many family and friends in Sochi.
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