The Associated Press - Friday Jan. 3, 2014 23:14 ET

Lyndon Rush pilots 2-man bobsleigh to 6th at World Cup

Hefti, Baumann win race in Winterberg, Germany

Lyndon Rush, front, and Neville Wright from Canada speed down the bob run during the two-man bob World Cup race in Winterberg on Friday. (Martin Meissner/Associated Press)

Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and Edmonton's Neville Wright placed sixth in a World Cup bobsled race Friday in Winterberg, Germany, with a time of 1:53.43. 

Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland won the race ending American pilot Steven Holcomb's seven-race winning streak to start the season.

Calgary's Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., finished ninth in 1:53.57 while Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., and Edmonton's Bryan Barnett were 11th in 1:53.63.

Hefti and Baumann finished the two runs in 1 minute, 52.68 seconds. Alexsandr Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda of Russia were second in 1:53.14, followed by Cory Butner and Chuck Berkeley of the United States in 1:53.15.

Holcomb and teammate Steven Langton struggled in their first run with only the ninth-best time and wound up finishing seventh overall in 1:53.45.

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