Chris Spring

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Height:180cm
Weight:101kg
Birth Date:Mar. 6, 1984 (age 34)
Birth Place:Darwin NT, Australia
Residence:Calgary/Whistler, BC
Hometown:Priddis, AB
Twitter:@BobTeamSpring
Instagram:@spring.chris
Facebook:facebook.com/Bobsleigh-Team-Spring-178445872227426
Website:bobteamspring.com

Chris got involved in the sport of bobsleigh while living in Calgary for a year on a working visa when he watched the 2007 Canadian Championships. He was immediately hooked and quickly began researching how to get involved.

Chris’ foundation in bobsleigh began in 2008 when he took the driving school in Calgary to learn the fundamentals of driving the sled. He competed on the development circuits for the next two years and competed for Australia at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Chris relishes the opportunity to represent Canada on the international circuit after receiving his Canadian citizenship on Canada Day in 2013.

Now one of Canada’s top pilots, Chris returned to the World Cup five years ago after sustaining a horrific season-ending crash during training in Altenberg, Germany. He came back stronger than ever as he went on to win his first ever World Cup medal – a bronze in the four-man event at the World Cup in Whistler. In 2013, along with brakeman Jesse Lumsden, Chris kicked off the 2014 Olympic year with his first podium finish in the two-man discipline – a bronze at the World Cup in Calgary. Chris and Lascelles Brown also celebrated his first World Cup victory three years ago in Whistler. He was on the podium for the first time in his career in both 2- and 4-man racing when he won back-to-back bronze medals in Lake Placid two years ago.

Chris slid to third overall in the 2018 World Cup two-man standings, thanks to a victory at the Whistler World Cup and a silver in Winterberg. He also added a bronze at the birthplace of the sport in St. Moritz in four-man racing, and another in Park City. Chris slid to his second Olympic Winter Games in 2018 Pyeongchang.

When not training or competing, Chris loves to play guitar, writes songs and sings as loud as he can. He also enjoys being in the mountains where he is able connect himself with mother nature. Although he admits he has a terrible voice, he does love to write songs and sing. Chris enjoys quiet times and also meaningful conversation with good people. Regardless of the activity in front of him – one thing is for sure – he is always on the search for the next euphoric moment.

Career Highlights

Three-Time Olympian (PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010)
Finished Third Overall in 2018 World Cup Two-Man Standings
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 3 (4-man), 7 (2-man) 
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 2 (2-man), 5 (4-man) 
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA : 3 (4-man), 5 (4-man)
2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 13 (4-man), 13 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA : 3 (4-man), 3 (2-man)
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 12 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man), 5 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 7 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, St. Moritiz, SUI: 4 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 3 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 8 (2-man)
2013 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 7 (4-man)
- Five top-10 finishes during rookie season on World Cup in 2012/ Cinq résultats top-10 au cours de sa première saison de pilote de Coupe du Monde en 2012
- Competed for Australia at 2010 Olympic Winter Games/ Il a concouru pour l’Australie aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2010
- Competed in 2011 World Championships in Konigssee, GER: 14 (4-man); 19 (2-man)/ Il a concouru au Championnat du monde 2011 à Konigssee, Allemagne: 14 (bob à quatre); 19 (bob à deux)
- 2009 World Championships, Lake Placid, États-Unis: 29 (2-man)/ Championnat du monde 2009, Lake Placid, États-Unis: 29 (bob à deux)
 

Olympic Winter Games Results

2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 10 (2-man), 16 (4-man)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 13 (4-man), 7 (2-man)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 22 (2-man) (AUSTRALIA)

World Championship Results

  • 2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 13 (4-man), 13 (2-man)
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 12 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
  • 2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 8 (4-man), 18 (2-man)
  • 2013 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 17 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
  • 2011 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 14 (4-man), 19 (2-man)

World Cup Results

2018 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 17 (2-man), 8 (4-man)
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 3 (4-man), 7 (2-man) 
2018 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 12 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 2 (2-man), 5 (4-man) 
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA : 3 (4-man), 5 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 13 (4-man), 7 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 15 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 6 (4-man), 14 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA : 3 (4-man), 3 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 6 (4-man), 10 (2-man)
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 12 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 13 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man), 5 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 17 (4-man), 9 (4-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 12 (4-man), 12 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 11 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 14 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 12 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 16 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 12 (2-man), 14 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, St. Mortiz, SUI: 16 (2-man), 16 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA: 12 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 14 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 14 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 12 (2-man), 7 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 12 (2-man), 6 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 9 (2-man), 7 (4-man), 5 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 6 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 9 (2-man), 6 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 8 (2-man), 12 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 13 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (2-man), 8 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (2-man), 3 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 10 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA: 15 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 11 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 8 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man), 7 (4-man)
2011 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 13 (2-man), 10 (4-man)
2011 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA: 6 (2-man), 9 (4-man)
2011 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 10 (4-man), 9 (2-man)