|Nov. 30, -0001 (age 2024)
DeVaughn is a new recruit to the sport of bobsleigh, and a fast learner. After Olympic champion Justin Kripps reached out, he decided to give it a try and soon after learned to push a sled in August with Taylor Austin, and is now standing at the top of the world’s fastest tracks as a member of the National Bobsleigh Program.
DeVaughn was destined for the sport of bobsleigh. The youngest of five boys – all starting with the letter “D” DeVaughn, Desi, Dustin, Delly and Derek – Devaughn played a variety of sports while growing up in Spruce Grove, Alberta. He excelled a football. He also owned a gym at 23 years old which he operated for six years. Combine his power and speed in football with this strength in the gym – and it no shock that Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton came calling. He quickly adjusted his training – started sprint training with Neville Wright in Edmonton before learning his new craft with Taylor Austin, Eden Wilson and Leah Walkeden in Calgary’s Ice House during the summer.
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When he is not training to achieve his Olympic dream, DeVaughn enjoys camping, playing cards, and board games, while also spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. His hero in life is a six-way tie between his parents and four brothers. He admires how his parents raised a family of five boys, all playing sports and never missing a game, leading by example and instilling a strong work ethic in them. His mom competed at the World Championships in bodybuilding. The youngest of the brothers, DeVaughn always chased his heroes and followed in their footsteps. He has a cat named Georges (named after NHL tough guy Georges Laraque), and after being missing for six years, DeVaughn received a call that Georges was found in Edmonton. Georges came home with the family and lived for 13 more years until he was 22!