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Bronze, bronze and another bronze! 
This weekend was full of exciting races with Canadian bobsleigh athletes sliding to a bronze-medal hat trick in Austria this weekend.  Team Kripps catapulted onto the podium in both the two- and four-man races, while Team de Bruin continued to roll in women’s action, collecting their second bronze medal of the season. 

Canada’s skeleton athletes achieved some great results across the various circuits while our nation’s developing bobsleigh athlete put their best foot forward to conclude the second week of the Park City North American Cup. 
2021-22 Medal Count
Canadian athletes have been sliding onto the international podium across all bobsleigh and skeleton disciplines throughout the 2021-22 season
The medal count was last updated November 29th, 2021.
Justin Kripps won his 18th World Cup two-man medal alongside Cam Stones, before celebrating their first four-man podium of the season with Ben Coakwell and Ryan Sommer, winning the bronze in both races.

Chris Spring and Sam Giguere teamed up in Igls, AUT to finish in 14th, The newly formed Team Spring - Chris Spring, Sam Giguere, joined forces with Mike Evelyn and Cody Sorensen to finish 24th in the four-man. 

In the new discipline of women’s monobob, Canadian pilots are knocking on the door, hungry for medals – Christine de Bruin finished 0.01 off the podium in the Women's monobob race on Saturday, while Cynthia Appiah finished close behind in fifth and Melissa Lotholz in 11th.

The Canadian women put on another show on Sunday where Christine de Bruin was back on the podium with Kristen Bujnowski for a second week in a row, adding another World Cup bronze medal to their growing collection.

Appiah joined forces with Dawn Richardson Wilson to finish in eighth and Melissa Lotholz paired up with Erica Voss to finish in 11th. 
Cam Stones (right) and Justin Kripps (left) celebrating their first podium finish of the season.
The senior skeleton athletes also hit the start line for the second straight week in Austria. Mirela Rahneva and Jane Channell finished 0.17 seconds apart in 11th and 12th place. Mark Lynch finished in 26th. The team will now head to Altenberg, GER for the next World Cup. 
Up next: World Cup #3 Altenberg, GER
13th - 19th December, 2021
To conclude the North American leg of the Intercontinental Cup Madison Charney, Hallie Clark Kyle Murray and Blake Enzie competed in double races in Park City, USA. 

ICC Results: 
  • Hallie Clarke: 5th / 4th
  • Madison Charney: 10th / 8th 
  • Kyle Murray: 12th / 21st 
  • Blake Enzie: 22nd / 14th 
Evan Neufeldt also made his Europe Cup debut this season in Winterberg, GER. Evan finished in 12th and seventh place in a pair of races on the German track. 
Up Next: Intercontinental Cup + Europe Cup, Igls, AUT 
9th December - 14th December, 2021
Canadian bobsleigh athletes led the charge to the podium in the double races in Park City North American Cup. 

Alysia Rissling (monobob & 2-woman) and Taylor Austin (2-man & 4-man) were on the podium in all four of their races. Along with pilots Pat Norton, Bianca Ribi, Orion Edwards and Brendon Thera-Plamondon, Canadian pilots were joined by a full force of crew working together to hone their skills along our mission for medals including, Anthony Couturier-Lagace, Kayden Johnson, Keefer Joyce, Mark Mlakar, Shaquille Murray-Lawrence, Chris Patrician, Dan Sunderland, Leah Walkeden, Eden Wilson and Neville Wright. Rookie pilots Orion Edwards and Brendon Thera-Plamondon both competed in 2-man action and Brendon even hopped in the second  4-man race as crew to help out fellow pilot Pat Norton!

Check out the full time sheets here
Skeleton athletes also competed in NAC action in Park City. Madi Charney landed on the podium winning another bronze medal for Canada this weekend. She was joined by her fellow Canadian women athletes Hallie Clarke (5th and 6th), Grace Dafoe (19th) and Natalie Coughlin (20th). 

The full men’s team took to the ice for another full two weeks of sliding: 
  • Jimmie Airey: 8th / 19th 
  • Ryan Kuehn: 10th 
  • David Park: 16th / 16th 
  • Troy Wilson: 17th 
  • Kyle Donsberger: 20th 
  • Blake Enzie: 25th 
The NAC team now head home for a few days of recovery before they head to Lake Placid for the final NAC of the season. 
Up Next: North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA
8th December - 20th December, 2021