Justin Kripps

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Height:183cm
Weight:100kg
Birth Date:Jan. 6, 1987 (age 32)
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. 

Justin competed in his first Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver-Whistler 2010.

Following the Olympic games, Kripps felt like it was his turn to step into the driving seat, and spent the summer training as a bobsleigh pilot. It didn’t take long for Justin to make his first World Cup debut in Whistler, 2012 where he emerged as the one to watch and would be considered one of the top pilots for the country and the world stage. 

Justin drove into his second Olympics, and first as a pilot, in Sochi, Russia in 2014 on a hot streak after sliding to his first World Cup win in the two-man race in Konigssee, Germany.

Following his previous success in Konigssee, Germany Justin also won his first World Championship medal on the track in 2017, when he and Jesse Lumsden won the silver. 

Just over a decade from when Justin started sliding, he became the second Canadian male ever to win Olympic gold in the two-man event in PyeongChang, 2018 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 silvers 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 by becoming 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).

Team Kripps was recognized for his incredible success last season by being named Team of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Sport Awards.

 

Career Highlights

Pilot/Pilote

2019 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN: 3 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 5 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 1 (4-man), 3 (2-man)
2019 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2019 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 5 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2019 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 2 (2-man)
Three Time Olympian (PyeongChang 2018 – gold (2-man, 6 – 4-man), 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.
2018 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3 (2-man)
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 4 (2-man)
2018 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 1 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 2 (2-man), 2 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 4 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 2 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 2 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4 (2-man), 2 (4-man)
2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 6 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 7 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 4 (4-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 4 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 6 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 4 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man), 30 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 1 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5 (2-man)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man), 30 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 1 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5 (2-man)

Brakeman/frein

2009 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN (4-man): 4
2007 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (4-man)
2007 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 3 (4-man)
2007 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3 (4-man)
2008 – World Cup, Cortina, ITA: 1 (4-man)

Olympic Winter Games Results

2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 1 (2-man), 6 (4-man)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man), 29 (4-man)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, CAN: 5 (4-man)

World Championship Results

2019 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN: 3 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 6 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 16 (4-man), 8 (2-man)
2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 13 (4-man), 21 (2-man)
2013 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 21 (4-man), 12 (2-man)
2012 – World Championships, Lake Placid, USA: 17 (2-man)
2011 – Junior World Championships, Park City, USA: 8 (2-man)
2011 – Junior World Championships, Park City, USA: 5 (4-man)
2009 – World Championships, Lake Placid, USA: 10 (4-man)
2007 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 21 (4-man)

World Cup Results

2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 2 (2-man), 5 (4-man)
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3 (2-man), 1 (4-man)
2019 – World Cup, Innsbruck, AUT: 4 (2-man), 6 (4-man)
2019 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 2 (2-man), 5 (4-man)
2019 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 2 (2-man), 12 (4-man)
2018 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3 (2-man), 7 (4-man)
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 4 (2-man), 16 (4-man)
2018 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 1 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 2 (2-man), 2 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 4 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 2 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 2 (4-man), 8 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4 (2-man), 2 (4-man)
2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 9 (4-man), 8 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 7 (4-man), 5 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 9 (4-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 9 (4-man), 2 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 10 (4-man), 7 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 11 (4-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (2-man), 8 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 10 (4-man), 4 (4-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 10 (4-man), 4 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 12 (4-man), 10 (2-man)
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 10 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 9 (2-man), 11 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 9 (2-man), 7 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3 (2-man), 12 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA: 10 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 8 (2-man), 11 (4-man)
2015 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 4 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 13 (2-man), 9 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (2-man), 9 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 8 (2-man), 9 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 11 (4-man), 11 (2-man), 8 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 16 (2-man), 12 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5 (2-man), 12 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 1 (2-man), 11 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 14 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 12 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 13 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 12 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 10 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA: 14 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 10 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 12 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 11 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 8 (2-man); 9 (4-man)
2009 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 10 (4-man)
2009 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 9 (4-man)
2009 – World Cup, Cesana ITA: 10 (4-man)
2009 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 13 (4-man)
2010 – World Cup, Königssee, GER: 9 (4-man)
2010 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 6 (4-man)
2009 – World Cup, Königssee, GER (4-man): 8
2009 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI (4-man): 8
2009 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN (4-man): 4
2009 – World Cup, Park City, USA (4-man): 7
2007 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (4-man)
2007 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 3 (4-man)
2007 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3 (4-man)
2008 – World Cup, Cortina, ITA: 1 (4-man)
2008 – World Cup, Cesana, ITA: 8 (4-man)
2008 – World Cup, St. Mortiz, SUI: 5
2008 – World Cup, Königssee, GER: 6