Justin Kripps

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Height:183cm
Weight:100kg
Birth Date:Jan. 6, 1987 (age 33)
Birth Place:Na'alehu, Hawaii
Residence:Calgary/Summerland, B.C.
Twitter:@justinkripps
Instagram:@justinkripps
Website:justinkripps.ca

A high-performance track and field athlete at the varsity and national level, Justin Kripps got introduced to the sport of bobsleigh after accepting an invitation to participate in a testing camp in August 2006. Justin quickly discovered the sport was a fun and unique challenge, which he was willing to take on and pursue a career in. 

Just over a decade later, Justin became the second Canadian male ever to win Olympic gold in the two-man event when he and Alex Kopacz teamed up to finish in a dead heat with the Germans. Ironically it was nearly 20 years ago to the day since Canada last won an Olympic gold in two-man bobsleigh. It was then Justin’s former teammate and mentor, Pierre Lueders, piloted his Canadian sled to a tie with the Germans in Nagano Japan.

The triumph capped off a stellar season for Justin where he finished first in the Overall World Cup two- four-man and combined rankings. Team Kripps racked up one gold, two silver and one bronze in two-man racing. He added a silver in the four-man. 

Justin continued to add his name to the Canadian bobsleigh history books. He became just the third Canadian ever to reach the podium in both the 2-and 4-man events at the same World Championships after winning the silver (2-man) and bronze (4-man).

He proved in 2020 he will continue to be a force to reckon with on the track to Beijing 2022. Team Kripps finished third in the Overall World Cup two- and four-man standings. He was second in the Overall Combined World Cup standings.

Team Kripps was named Team of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Sport Awards.

His first World Championship medal came in 2017, when he and Jesse Lumsden won the silver in Konigssee, Germany. 

Justin first transitioned into bobsleigh from track and field. He was one of the top brakeman on the Canadian Bobsleigh Team for nearly three years. 

After competing in his first Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver-Whistler, Justin moved into the driver’s seat after taking pilot’s school in the summer of 2010. He made his World Cup debut in 2012 in Whistler and quickly emerged as one of the top pilots in the country and on the world stage. 

Justin drove into his second Olympics, and first as a pilot, in Sochi, Russia in 2018 on a hot streak after sliding to his first World Cup win in the two-man race in Konigssee, Germany.

Career Highlights

Pilot/Pilote‚Äč

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2020 – World Cup, Sigulda, LAT    

 2man

 4man

 
2020 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI

4man

    5th 2mn
2020 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER    2man  4man  
2020 – World Cup, Igls, AUT      

5th 4man

2020 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA       5th 4man
2020 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER       5th 4man
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA  4man      
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA      2man  
2019 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN    2man  4man  
2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN    2man   5th 4man
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA  4man    2man  
2019 – World Cup, Igls, AUT      

6th 4man
4th 2man

2019 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER    2man   5th 4man
2019 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER    2man    
2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR  2man     6th 4man
2018 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER      2man  
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI       4th 2man
2018 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER  2man     4th 4man
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT  

 2man

 4man

   
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER    2man  

4th 4man

2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA    4man    
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA    4man   4th 2man
2017 – World Championships, Koenigssee, GER    2man   6th 4man
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       5th 2man
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA    2man    
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN      

4th 2man

5th 4man

2016 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER       7th 2man
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN       5th 2man
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA       4th 4man
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA      4man 4th 2man 
2015 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER       4th 2man
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER       6th 2man
2015 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER      2man  
2015 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS      

4th 2man

4th 4man

2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA      

7th 2man

4th 4man

2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS      

30th 4man 

6th 2man

2014 – World Cup, Koenigssee, GER  2man      
2014 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       5th 2man

Sochi 2014 as a pilot, Vancouver 2010 as a brakeman)/ Triple Olympien (Pyeong-Chang 2018 – médaillé d’or (bob à deux); 6ème place en bobsleigh à quatre; Sotchi 2014 comme pilote, Vancouver 2010 comme frein)

Finished First on 2018 Overall World Cup in Two-Man, Four-Man and Combined/A terminé premier au classement général de Coupe du monde 2018 à travers les disciplines de bob à deux, bob à quatre et toutes disciplines confondues.

  

Olympic Winter Games Results

Pilot 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2017/18
PyeonChang, KOR 2man 1st Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 6th Kripps, Smith, Kopacz, Lumsden
2013/14 
Sochi, RUS 2man 6th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 27th  Kripps, Coakwell, Sorensen, Lumsden, Rinholm, Demetre 

Brakeman

Season
Location
Discipline,
Result
Crew
2009/10
Whistler, CAN 4man 5th Lueders, Lumsden, Kripps, Wright

World Championship Results

Pilot 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2019/20
Altenberg, GER 2man 11th Kripps, Stones
    4man DNF Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
2018/19
Whistler, CAN 2man 2nd Kripps, Stones
    4man 3rd Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
2016/17
Koenigssee, GER 2man 2nd Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 6th Kripps, Brown, Kopacz, Lumsden
    Team 9th Martineau, Kripps, Rahneva, Humphries, Coakwell, Lotholz
2015/16
Innsbruck, AUT 2man 8th Kripps, Kopcz
    4man 16th Kripps, Coakwell, Plug, Kopacz
    Team 5th Greszczyszyn, Channell, Coakwell, Humphries, Lee, Kripps
2014/15
Winterberg, GER 2man 21st Kripps, Brown
    4man 13th Kripps, Barnett, Coakwell, Randall
    Team 4th Greszczyszyn, Obrien, Vathje, Kopacz, Kripps, Humphries
2012/13
St Moritz, SUI 2man 12th Kripps, Wright
    4man 21st Kripps, Rinholm, Mcnaughton, Randall
    Team 6th Montgomery, Demetre, Hollingsworth, Ciochetti, Baadsvik, Kripps
2011/12
Lake Placid, USA 2man 17th Kripps, Plug
    4man DSQ Kripps, Plug, Randall, Mcnaughton
    Team 3rd

Fairbairn, Randall, Kripps, Baadsvik, Humphries, Hollingsworth

Brakeman 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2008/09
Lake Placid, USA 4man 10th Lueders, Kotyk, Kripps, Bissett 
2006/07
St Moritz, SUI 4man 21st Rush, Le Bihan, Kripps, Ransky 

 

World Cup Results

Pilot 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2019/20 
       
  Sigulda, LAT 2man 3rd Kripps, Giguere
    2man 3rd Kripps, Coakwell
  St. Moritz, SUI 2man 5th Kripps, Stones
    4man 1st Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 2nd Kripps, Stones
    4man 3rd Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Igls, AUT 2man 12th Kripps, Coakwell
    4man 5th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 10th Kripps, Stones
    4man 5th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Winterberg, GER 4man 5th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
    4man 6th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 4man 1st Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
    4man 1st Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 3rd Kripps, Stones
    2man 3rd Kripps, Coakwell
2018/19
       
  Calgary, CAN 2man 2nd Kripps, Sommer
    4man 5th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 3rd Kripps, Stones
    4man 1st Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Innsbruck, AUT  2man 4th Kripps, Stones
    4man 6th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 2nd Kripps, Stones
    4man 6th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
  Altenberg, GER 2man 2nd Kripps, Stones
    4man 12th Kripps, Sommer, Stones, Coakwell
2017/18
       
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 3rd Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 7th Kripps, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  St. Moritz, SUI 2man 4th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 16th Kripps, Kopacz, Nemet, Coakwell
  Altenberg, GER 2man 1st Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 4th Kripps, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  Innsbruck, AUT  2man 2nd Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 2nd Kripps, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  Winterberg, GER 2man 4th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 4th Kripps, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  Whistler, CAN 2man 2nd Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 4th Kripps, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  Park City, USA  4man 2nd Kripps, Wright, Brown, Coakwell
    4man 8th Kripps, Wright, Brown, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 4th  Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 2nd Kripps, Kopacz
2016/17
       
  PyeongChang, KOR 2man 8th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 9th Kripps, Coakwell, Kopacz, Lumsden
  Innsbruck, GER 2man 5th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 7th Kripps, Coakwell, Kopacz, Lumsden
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 11th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 16th Kripps, Lumsden, Kirkpatrick, Coakwell
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 21st Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 16th Kripps, Stones, Coakwell, Lumsden
  Winterberg, GER 2man 18th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 9th Kripps, Stones, Coakwell, Lumsden
  Altenberg, GER 2man 14th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 14th Kripps, Coakwell, Lumsden, Kirkpatrick
  Lake Placid USA 2man 2nd Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 9th Kripps, Kirkpatrick, Lumsden, Coakwell
  Whistler, CAN 2man 4th Kripps, Lumsden
    4man 5th Kripps, Kirkpatrick, Lumsden, Coakwell
2015/16
       
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 8th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 9th Kripps, Kopacz, Kirkpatrick, Coakwell
  St. Moritz, SUI 2man 25th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 11th Kripps, Coakwell, Plug, Kopacz
  Whistler, CAN 2man 5th Kripps, Kopacz
    2man 8th Kripps, Kopacz
  Park City, USA 4man 10th Kripps, Coakwell, Plug, Kopacz
    4man 4th Kripps, Coakwell, Plug, Kopacz
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 4th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 3rd Kripps, Coakwell, Plug, Kopacz
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 4th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 10th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Kirkpatrick
  Winterberg, GER 2man 10th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 12th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Kirkpatrick
  Altenberg, GER 2man 6th Kripps, Kopacz
    4man 10th Kripps, Coakwell, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz
2014/15
       
  Sochi, RUS 2man 4th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 4th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Barnett
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 8th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 11th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Barnett
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 10th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 13th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Barnett
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 18th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 21st Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Nemet
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 3rd Kripps, Barnett 
    4man 12th Kripps, Randall, Coakwell, Nemet
  Altenberg, GER 2man 9th Kripps, Coakwell
    4man 7th Kripps, Coakwell, Barnett, Nemet
  Calgary, CAN 2man 9th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 11th Kripps, Barnett, Brown, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 7th Kripps, Brown
    4man 4th Kripps, Barnett, Randall, Coakwell
2013/14
       
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 1st Kripps, Barnett
    4man 11th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 5th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 12th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 16th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 12th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  Winterberg, GER  2man 11th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 11th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
    4man 8th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 8th Kripps, Barnett
    2man 8th Kripps, Randall
    4man 9th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  Park City, USA 2man 8th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 9th Kripps, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
  Calgary, CAN 2man 13th Kripps, Barnett
    4man 9th Kripps, Rinholm, Randall, Mcnaughton 
2012/13
       
  Sochi, RUS  2man 18th Kripps, Wright
    4man 19th Kripps, Rinholm, Randall, Mcnaughton
  Innsbruck, AUT  2man 11th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 22nd Kripps, Carriere, Giguere, Mcnaughton
    Team 4th Montgomery, Obrien, Rinholm, Hawrysh, Ciochetti, Kripps
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 10th Kripps, Brown
    4man 12th Kripps, Carriere, Giguere, Mcnaughton
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 16th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 14th Kripps, Carriere, Giguere, Mcnaughton
  Winterberg, GER 2man 12th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 10th Kripps, Carriere, Giguere, Mcnaughton
  Whistler, CAN 2man 12th Kripps, Sorensen
    4man 13th Kripps, Sorensen, Demetre, Carriere
  Park City, USA 2man 14th Kripps, Carriere
    4man 19th Kripps, Demetre, Carriere, Rinholm
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 15th Kripps, Carriere 
    4man 16th Kripps, Demetre, Carriere, Mcnaughton
2011/12
       
  Calgary, CAN 2man 8th Kripps, Plug
    4man 9th Kripps, Mcnaughton, Plug, Randall
  Whistler, CAN  2man 17th Kripps, Randall
    4man 12th Kripps, Mcnaughton, Plug, Randall

 

Brakeman 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2009/10
       
  Innsbruck, AUT  4man 16th Lueders, Wright, Kripps, Lumsden
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 6th Lueders, Wright, Kripps, Lumsden
  Koenigssee, GER 4man 9th Lueders, Wright, Kripps, Lumsden
  Winterberg, GER 4man 13th Lueders, Wright, Kripps, Lumsden
  Cesana, ITA 4man 10th Lueders, Wright, Kripps, Lumsden
  Lake Placid, USA 4man 9th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Park City, USA 4man 10th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Wright
2008/09
       
  Park City, USA 4man 7th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Park City, USA 4man 12th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Whistler, CAN 4man 4th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 8th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Koenigssee, GER 4man 8th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 18th Lueders, Kripps
    4man 17th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Winterberg, GER 4man 11th Lueders, Kripps, Humphries, Kotyk
2007/08
       
  Koenigssee, GER 4man 6th Lueders, Bissett, Kripps, Brown
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 5th Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Cesana, ITA 4man 8th Lueders, Kripps, Kotyk, Brown
  Cortina, ITA 4man 1st Lueders, Kripps, Bissett, Kotyk
  Lake Placid, USA 4man 3rd Lueders, Kotyk, Brown, Kripps
  Park City, USA 4man 3rd Lueders, Kripps, Kotyk, Brown
  Calgary, CAN 4man 3rd Lueders, Brown, Bissett, Kripps
2006/07
       
  Koenigssee, GER 2man 12th Despres, Kripps
  Winterberg, GER 2man 13th Despres, Kripps
  Innsbruck, GER 4man 22nd Rush, Kripps, Gray, Ransky
  Cortina, ITA 2man 19th Rush, Kripps
    4man 11th Rush, Ransky, Kripps, Wilkinson