Sam Giguère

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Brakeman
Height:180cm
Weight:98kg
Birth Date:Jul. 11, 1985 (age 35)
Birth Place:Sherbrooke, Que.
Residence:Sherbrooke, Que.
Hometown:Sherbrooke, Que.
Twitter:@samgiguere

A two-sport athlete, who was recruited to the Canadian Bobsleigh program in 2012 while playing football with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL, Sam adds another dimension to a talented pool of brakemen.

Sam is a stand-out football player with the Montreal Allouettes. He played three years for Sherbrooke University while majoring in accounting. He was the first team all-conference three years running and first all-Canadian in 2007. Sam played in the East-West Shrine Game in Houston, Texas in 2008 – the same year he was drafted eighth overall to the Ti-Cats in the CFL Canadian Draft.

Other highlights include: playing for Team Canada during the Global Junior Championship in Jackson, FL in 2005, and in the CIS East-West Bowl in 2007 where he was named offensive player-of-the-game.

Sam and his wife, Roselyne Thibault, have a daughter named Lily-Rose.

CAREER
2011: Attended training camp with the NFL’s New York Giants and was waived/injured on August 23.

2010: Attended training camp with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and was among their final cuts on September 4…joined the New York Giants on October 19, remaining on their practice roster for the rest of the year.

2009: Suited up in one game with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts after spending a majority of the season on their practice squad…returned five kickoffs for 122 yards.

2008: Signed with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and spent the season on their practice squad…was picked by the Ticats in the first round (8th overall) of the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft.

COLLEGE

Played three seasons at Sherbrooke (2005-07)…caught 94 passes for 1,950 yards and 17 touchdowns…named a first-team all-Canadian in 2007…named a QUFL All-Star in 2006…named Sherbrooke’s rookie of the year after his 2005 campaign…his 871 receiving yards in 2007 set a school record and now sit second all-time in Vert & Or history…was a member of Sherbrooke’s track and field team, competing in 60m, 4x200m and shot put. 


Career Highlights

Brakeman​

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA     4man  
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT       12th 4man
2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA       9th 4man
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA       12th 4man
2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER      

12th 4man

10th 2man

2013 – World Cup, La Plagne, FRA      

14th 4man

16th 2man

2013 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER       12th 4man
2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT       11th 2man
2013 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI:       17th 4man
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS       7th 4man

 

World Championship Results

Brakeman 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2015/16
Igls, AUT 4man 12th Spring, Brown, Kirkpatrick, Giguere
    Team 8th Martineau, Vathje, Rissling, Giguere, Spring, Corrente
2012/13
St. Moritz, SU 4man 17th Spring, Sorenson, Carriere, Giguere

World Cup Results

Brakeman 

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2019/20
Sigulda, LAT 2man 3rd Kripps, Giguere
2017/18
Altenberg, GER 4man 20th Poloniato, Giguere, Plug, Coakwell
2016/17
Lake Placid, USA 4man 3rd Spring, Stones, Giguere, Brown
2015/16
Konigssee, GER 2man 19th Spring, Giguere
    4man 18th Spring, Stones, Plug, Giguere
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 26th Spring, Brown, Giguere, Kirkpatrick
  Park City, USA 4man 17th Spring, Brown, Giguere, Kirkpatrick
    4man 9th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Giguere, Stones
  Lake Placid, USA 4man 12th Spring, Giguere, Stones, Kirkpatrick
2012/13
       
  Winterberg, GER 2man 12th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 10th Kripps, Carriere, McNaughton, Giguere
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 16th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 14th Kripps, Carriere, McNaughton, Giguere
  Konigssee, GER 4man 12th Kripps, Carriere, McNaughton, Giguere
  Igls, AUT 2man 11th Kripps, Giguere
    4man 22nd Kripps, Carriere, McNaughton, Giguere
  Sochi, RUS 4man 7th Spring, Giguere, Carriere, Sorenson