SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Tucker West of the United States makes a run during the Luge Men's Singles on Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sliding Center Sanki on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
The men’s luge singles wrapped up today in Sochi, and Ridgefield’s own Tucker West managed a 22nd-place finish in the finals Sunday.
Felix Loch of Germany brought home the gold with a final-run time of 51.764 seconds, Russia's Albert Demchenko landed the silver medal with a 51.764-second final run and Armin Zoeggeler of Italy snagged the bronze with a time of 51.994 seconds.
West's final run timed out at 52.696 second.
At only 18, West is the youngest man to ever compete on the U.S. Olympic Luge Team. He hails from Ridgefield, where he grew up doing the luge after building a course with his father, Brett.
He made his Olympic debut Saturday and went into the second day of competition in 23rd place. With 19 lugers to go on Sunday, he found himself in 3rd place, but was ultimately bumped down to 22nd.