Riley Stohr of Whitehall is ranked second in the world for junior luge.
WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- USA Luge Junior National Team member Riley Stohr is home for two weeks after an impressive Junior World Cup season.
Stohr finished second in points -- only 35-points behind Anton Schreiber from Germany. At one point in the six-race season Stohr finished third or better in four-straight events.
Stohr returned to Whitehall late Sunday night after traveling from Germany. In the last event of the World Cup season in Winterberg, he raced to a silver medal in Winterberg.
The 16-year old Whitehall High School student takes all his classes on-line. Much of the year he lives in Lake Placid, New York.
The teen doesn't yet have a drivers license, but his passport is filling up. In recent months he's traveled to Canada, Germany, Austria, and Norway to compete.
His first exposure to the sport of luge was at Muskegon's Winter Sports Complex at age nine. He says the speed of the sport is exciting.
"It's anywhere from 60-85 miles per hour," says Stohr. "You just feel weightless and come out of curves going very fast and everything is a blurry."
Stohr will be home in Whitehall for two weeks. Then it's back to Lake Placid to train with Olympic coaches.