Team Canada - Justin Kripps, Alexander Kopacz, Jessee Lumsden, and Oluseyi Smith take a corner

Team Canada’s bobsleigh lineups revealed for PyeongChang 2018

With the starts of men’s bobsleigh only a few days away on February 15, Team Canada has revealed which athletes will be teamed together on their mission for medals at PyeongChang 2018.

Canada has qualified the maximum sleds allowed at an Olympic Winter Games, making the PyeongChang 2018 bobsleigh team the largest Canada has ever assembled. The team has paired together powerful bobsledders that span from Prince Edward Island all the way to British Columbia .

Two-Man Bobsleigh

Team Canada - Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz start their run

Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz start their run at the IBSF World Cup event in Whistler (Photo: Guy Fattal)

Overall World Cup champion pilot Justin Kripps will compete in his third Olympic Winter Games with brakeman Alex Kopacz.

Olympic veteran Christopher Spring will pilot Canada’s second sled with two-time Olympic medallist Lascelles Brown providing horsepower as the brakeman.

Rounding out Canada’s two-man bobsleigh lineup will be Nick Poloniato and Jesse Lumsden. Poloniato will be making his Olympic debut as a pilot, while Lumsden returns in his third Olympic appearance.

Women’s Bobsleigh

Team Canada - Germany Bob World Cup

Team Canada’s winners Kaillie Humphries, and Phylicia George celebrate after the women’s bob competition at the Bob World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Kaillie Humphries will search for her third straight Olympic title with new brakeman Phylicia George. PyeongChang will be George’s Olympic debut as a bobsledder after having competed in track and field at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Alysia Rissling, who was a World Cup medallist at the test event in PyeongChang, will make her mark in her first Games with two-time Olympic gold medallist Heather Moyse.

Rounding out the women’s sleds will be Olympic newcomers Christine de Bruin and Melissa Lotholz.

Four-Man Bobsleigh

Justin Kripps, Alexander Kopacz, Jesse Lumsden, Oluseyi Smith of Canada start their first run of the men’s four-man bobsled World Cup race in Innsbruck, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Justin Kripps will be joined by Lumsden, Kopacz, and Seyi Smith, a summer Olympian from London 2012 making his winter debut, in one of Canada’s three sleds.

Olympic veterans Bryan Barnett and Neville Wright will hop in with Spring and Brown.

Rounding out Canada’s team in four-man bobsleigh will be Cam Stones, Josh KirkpatrickBen Coakwell, and Poloniato.

Canada’s sleds will prove to be top contenders at PyeongChang 2018 due to their mixture of highly-motivated pilots and brakemen.

“I’d say the success of the season is a marker of just how strong the team is and how well we’ve been working together,” Kopacz said just before the start of the Games. “As a unit we’ve all been supporting each other in every race, no matter if it’s two-man or four-man.”

“We have a ton of really good athletes and everybody is pushing well. Like I said everybody worked really hard over the summer and the results are showing on the track,” said Kripps.