Mackenzie Stewart

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Mar. 5, 1996 (age 27)
Birth Place:North Vancouver, B.C.
Residence:Madeira Park, B.C.
Instagram:@kenz_er_ellee
Website:mackenziestewart11.wixsite.com/stewartbobsleigh

Mackenzie, a dedicated track and field athlete specializing in high jump and shot put, discovered her passion for bobsleigh while studying at Simon Fraser University. Introduced to the sport by a pilot in need of a brakeman, Mackenzie hesitantly embraced the idea of competing full-time. However, the adrenaline rush of hurtling down the Whistler Sliding Centre track during the winter of 2017 captivated her.

Transitioning from Vancouver to Calgary to be closer to the national team program and training camps, Mackenzie attended a testing camp in the summer, solidifying her commitment to bobsleigh. She subsequently seized the opportunity to compete in the selection races for the Canadian squad, marking the beginning of her journey on Canada's Development Team. Originally a brakewoman, Mackenzie is now honing her skills as a pilot, showcasing her versatility in the sport.

Academically, Mackenzie completed three years of her undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, majoring in Criminology and Kinesiology. While she initially planned to finish her studies, Mackenzie is currently taking a break to pursue her Olympic dream in bobsleigh. In the coming year, her aspirations include returning to post-secondary education to complete her undergraduate degree and then pursue a Master's in Psychology. Her ultimate goal is to become a counselor and work with at-risk and troubled youth.

Beyond her athletic pursuits, Mackenzie finds joy in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, and 4x4ing. She also channels her creativity into drawing and various craft projects. Fun facts about Mackenzie include her ability to walk on her hands, her prowess in animal noise competitions (particularly sounding like a goat), and her unbridled love for popcorn, a snack she could happily indulge in for three meals a day.

Did You Know….

Mackenzie can walk on her hands and is the Queen of animal noise competitions while sounding like a goat! She loves popcorn and could eat it for three meals a day.

Career Highlights

 

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2022 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: Monobob      
2019/20 - Europe Cup, Igls, AUT:        14th 
2019/20  - Europe Cup, Konigssee, GER:        19th 
2019 – North American Cup, Calgary, CAN: 2- Woman

 

   
2019 – North American Cup, Calgary, CAN: 2- Woman        
Forerunner World Championships in Whistler