2018 Olympics

Kristen Bujnowski

Birth Date:Mar. 14, 1992 (age 25)
Birth Place:London, Ont.
Residence:Mount Brydges, Ont.

Kristen Bujnowski is the newest recruit to the Canadian bobsleigh program loaded with potential.

Kristin was first introduced to bobsleigh when the team was recruiting athletes at the 2011 Canadian Junior National Track and Field Championships. It was her long jump coach at the time who advised her to try one of the fastest sports on ice when she was done with track. Six years later, she was reminded of this discussion, and found a local testing camp in nearby London, Ont. 

Fit and powerful thanks to a regular CrossFit training program, Kristin was all-in. She attended the camp in June 2017, and two weeks later found herself in Calgary pushing in the Ice House where she was posting great numbers.

A whole new world exploded in the face of the engineering professional. Kristin was then invited to attend the BCS prospect camp, followed by the National Team Camp in September. She jumped into a sled for the first time just days after and is now focused on being a top brakeman.

Kristin grew up on a family farm in Mount Brydges, Ont. She received a mechanical engineering degree concurrently with a Kinesiology degree from Western University in 2015. 

Kristin has always been a talented athlete. She competed on the Mustang Varsity Track and Field (long jump and shot put) Team, and the Rowing Team while at Western. She is currently a research and development engineer at Baylis Medical in Mississauga, Ont. She also tutors high school math in her spare time.

Career Highlights

  • 2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 7
  • ​2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7
  • Earned a spot on Canada’s 2018 NextGen Team/S’est qualifiée à l’équipe canadienne 2018 de nouvelle génération

World Cup Results

​2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7

2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 7