Canadian bobsleigh teams named for PyeongChang 2018

PYEONGCHANG (February 13, 2018)For the first time ever, Team Canada will field a maximum number of sleds for two-man women’s and four-man bobsleigh at an Olympic Winter Games.

The following is a list of teams who will hit the start line in PyeongChang 2018:

Two-Man Bobsleigh:

Justin Kripps (Summerland, BC)/Alex Kopacz (London, ON)
Chris Spring (Calgary, AB)/Lascelles Brown (Calgary, AB)
Nick Poloniato (Hamilton)/Jesse Lumsden (Burlington, ON)

Women’s Bobsleigh:

Kaillie Humphries (Calgary, AB) / Phylicia George (Markham, ON)
Alysia Rissling (Edmonton, AB) / Heather Moyse (Summerside, PEI)
Christine de Bruin (Stony Plain, AB) / Melissa Lotholz (Barrhead, AB)

Four-Man Bobsleigh:

Justin Kripps / Jesse Lumsden / Alex Kopacz / Seyi Smith (Ottawa, ON)
Chris Spring / Lascelles Brown / Bryan Barnett (Edmonton, AB) / Neville Wright (Edmonton, AB)
Nick Poloniato / Cam Stones (Hamilton, ON) / Josh Kirkpatrick (London, ON) / Ben Coakwell (Saskatoon, SK)

Media Note:

Athletes will be available for media interviews near the Coastal Cluster in PyeongChang. Please contact Chris Dornan at or by phone at +82 10 4485 4154 to schedule an interview.



Chris Dornan, Media Attaché – Bobsleigh/Skeleton/Luge
Canadian Olympic Team
Cell: +82-10-4485-4154

Josh Su, MPC & Media Relations Officer
Canadian Olympic Committee
Cell: +82-10-7240-8075

Photi Sotiropoulos, Communications Lead
Canadian Olympic Committee
Cell: +82-10-7343-8075

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