Chris Spring

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Mar. 6, 1984 (age 36)
Birth Place:Darwin NT, Australia
Residence:Calgary/Whistler, BC
Hometown:Priddis, AB
Twitter:@BobTeamSpring
Instagram:@spring.chris
Facebook:facebook.com/Bobsleigh-Team-Spring-178445872227426
Website:bobteamspring.com

Chris got involved in the sport of bobsleigh while living in Calgary for a year on a working visa when he watched the 2007 Canadian Championships. He was immediately hooked and quickly began researching how to get involved.

Chris’ foundation in bobsleigh began in 2008 when he took the driving school in Calgary to learn the fundamentals of driving the sled. He competed on the development circuits for the next two years and competed for Australia at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Chris relishes the opportunity to represent Canada on the international circuit after receiving his Canadian citizenship on Canada Day in 2013.

Now one of Canada’s top pilots, Chris returned to the World Cup five years ago after sustaining a horrific season-ending crash during training in Altenberg, Germany. He came back stronger than ever as he went on to win his first ever World Cup medal – a bronze in the four-man event at the World Cup in Whistler. In 2013, along with brakeman Jesse Lumsden, Chris kicked off the 2014 Olympic year with his first podium finish in the two-man discipline – a bronze at the World Cup in Calgary. Chris and Lascelles Brown also celebrated his first World Cup victory three years ago in Whistler. He was on the podium for the first time in his career in both 2- and 4-man racing when he won back-to-back bronze medals in Lake Placid two years ago.

Chris slid to third overall in the 2018 World Cup two-man standings, thanks to a victory at the Whistler World Cup and a silver in Winterberg. He also added a bronze at the birthplace of the sport in St. Moritz in four-man racing, and another in Park City. Chris slid to his second Olympic Winter Games in 2018 Pyeongchang.

When not training or competing, Chris loves to play guitar, writes songs and sings as loud as he can. He also enjoys being in the mountains where he is able connect himself with mother nature. Although he admits he has a terrible voice, he does love to write songs and sing. Chris enjoys quiet times and also meaningful conversation with good people. Regardless of the activity in front of him – one thing is for sure – he is always on the search for the next euphoric moment.

Career Highlights

 

 

Three-Time Olympian (PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010)
Finished Third Overall in 2018 World Cup Two-Man Standings
2018 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 3 (4-man), 7 (2-man) 
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 2 (2-man), 5 (4-man) 
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man)
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA : 3 (4-man), 5 (4-man)
2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 13 (4-man), 13 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA : 3 (4-man), 3 (2-man)
2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 12 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1 (2-man), 5 (2-man)
2014 – World Cup, Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 7 (2-man), 13 (4-man)
2014 – World Cup, St. Moritiz, SUI: 4 (4-man), 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (2-man), 4 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 8 (4-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5 (2-man)
2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 3 (4-man)
2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 8 (2-man)
2013 – World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 6 (2-man)
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 7 (4-man)
- Five top-10 finishes during rookie season on World Cup in 2012/ Cinq résultats top-10 au cours de sa première saison de pilote de Coupe du Monde en 2012
- Competed for Australia at 2010 Olympic Winter Games/ Il a concouru pour l’Australie aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2010
- Competed in 2011 World Championships in Konigssee, GER: 14 (4-man); 19 (2-man)/ Il a concouru au Championnat du monde 2011 à Konigssee, Allemagne: 14 (bob à quatre); 19 (bob à deux)
- 2009 World Championships, Lake Placid, États-Unis: 29 (2-man)/ Championnat du monde 2009, Lake Placid, États-Unis: 29 (bob à deux)
 

Olympic Winter Games Results

Pilot

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2017/18
PyeongChang, KOR 2man 10th Spring, Brown
    4man 16th Spring, Barnett, Wright, Brown
2013/14
Sochi, RUS 2man 7th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 11th Spring, Randall, Barnett, Mcnaughton
2009/10
Whistler, CAN 2man  22nd Spring, Harvey, Ryan (AUSTRALIA)

World Championship Results

Pilot

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2018/19
Whistler, CAN 2man 4th Spring, Wright
    4man 10th Spring, Auclair, Janke, Wright
2016/17
Konigssee, GER 2man 13th Spring, Kopacz
    4man 13th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
    Team 8th Greszczyszyn, Dagenais-Everell, Spring, Rissling, Stones, Channell
2015/16
Igls, AUT 2man  6th Spring, Brown
    4man 12th Spring, Brown, Kirkpatrick, Giguere
    Team 8th Martineau, Vathje, Rissling, Giguere, Spring, Corrente
2014/15
Winterberg, GER 2man 18th Spring, Plug
    4man 8th Spring, Brown, Kopacz, Plug
2012/13
St. Moritz, SUI 2man 6th Spring, Brown
    4man 17th Spring, Sorensen, Carriere, Giguere
2010/11
Konigssee, GER 2man 19th Spring, Randall
    4man 14th Spring, Plug, Rinholm, Randall
    Team 7th Douglas, Gough, Plug, Upperton, Spring, Brown

World Cup Results

Pilot

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2018/19
Lake Placid, USA 2man 6th Spring, Wright
    4man 10th Spring, Wright, Goncalves, Janke
2017/18
Konigssee, GER 2man 17th Spring, Barnett, Stones
    4man 8th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
 
St. Moritz, SUI 2man  7th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 3rd Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Altenberg, GER 2man 18th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 8th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Igls, AUT 2man 6th Spring, Wright
    4man 13th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Winterberg, GER 2man 2nd Spring, Wright
    4man 5th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Whistler, CAN 2man 1st Spring, Wright
    4man 13th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Park City, USA 4man 3rd Spring, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
    4man 5th Spring, Smith, Lumsden, Kopacz
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 2nd Spring, Lumsden
    2man 7th Spring, Kopacz
2016/17
Pyeongchang, KOR: 2man 7th Spring, Wright
    4man 13th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 13th Spring, Brown, Wright
    4man 16th Spring, Wright, Kirkpatrick, Stones 
  Konigssee, GER 2man 15th Spring, Wright
    4man 19th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Stones, Wright
  St. Moritz, SUI 2man 14th Spring, Wright
    4man 6th Spring, Randall, Wright, Kirkpatrick
  Winterberg, GER  2man 23rd Spring, Wright
    4man 21st Spring, Wright, Randall, Kirkpatrick 
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 3rd Spring, Brown 
    4man 3rd Spring, Stones, Guguere, Brown
  Whistler, CAN 2man 10th Spring, Brown
    4man 6th Spring, Stones, Wright, Brown
2015/16
       
  Konigsee, GER 2man 19th Spring, Giguere
    4man 18th Spring, Stones, Plug, Giguere
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 13th Spring, Brown
    4man 26th Spring, Brown, Giguere, Kirkpatrick
  Whistler, CAN  2man 1st Spring, Brown 
    4man 5th Spring, Brown
  Park City, USA 4man 17th Spring, Brown, Kirkpatrick, Giguere
    4man 9th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Giguere, Stones
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 12th Spring, Brown
    4man 12th Spring, Giguere, Stones, Kirkpatrick
  KoenIgssee, GER 2man 22nd Spring, Plug
  Winterberg, GER 2man 11th Spring, Plug
  Altenberg, GER 2man 21st Spring, Plug
2014/15
Sochi, RUS 2man 14th Spring, Plug
    4man 10th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Plug, Kopacz
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 14th Spring, Kopacz
    4man 13th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 17th  Spring, Kopacz
    4man 12th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 16th Spring, Kopacz
    4man 16th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  KoenIgssee, GER 2man 12th Spring, Kopacz
    4man 14th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  Altenberg, GER 2man 16th Spring, Plug
    4man 10th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  Calgary, CAN 2man 12th Spring, Brown
    4man 10th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Kopacz, Plug
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 14th Spring, Kopacz
    4man 10th Spring, Kirkpatrick, Plug, Kopacz
2013/14
Koenigssee, GER 2man 8th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 12th Spring, Coakwell, Sorensen, Lumsden
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 9th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 6th Spring, Lumsden, Coakwell, Sorensen
  St Moritz, SUI 2man 6th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 4th Spring, Coakwell, Lumsden, Sorensen
  Winterberg, GER 2man 9th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 7th Spring, Coakwell, Sorensen, Lumsden
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 6th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 4th Spring, Coakwell, Lumsden, Sorensen
  Park City, USA  2man 12th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 7th Spring, Coakwell, Lumsden, Sorensen
  Calgary, CAN 2man 3rd Spring, Lumsden
    4man 4th Spring, Sorensen, Lumsden, Coakwell
2012/13
Sochi, RUS 2man 6th Spring, Brown
    4man 7th Spring, Giguere, Carriere, Sorensen
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 8th Spring, Wright
    4man 24th Spring, Wright, Rosenke, Coakwell
  Koenigssee, GER  2man 11th Spring, Wright
    4man 21st Spring, Randall, Coakwell, Wright
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 15th Spring, Rosenke
    4man 18th Spring, Rosenke, Coakwell, Demetre
  Winterberg, GER 2man 10th Spring, Coakwell
    4man 22nd Spring, Demetre, Coakwell, Rosenke
    Team 7th Fairbairn, De Bruin, Spring, Ciochetti, Hollingsworth, Rinholm
  Whistler, CAN 2man 5th Spring, Lumsden
    4man 3rd Spring, Rosenke, Randall, Coakwell
  Park City, USA 2man 8th Spring, Rosenke
    4man 8th Spring, Randall, Rosenke, Coakwell
  Lake Placid, USA 2man 13th Spring, Coakwell
    4man 10th Spring, Coakwell, Randall, Rosenke
2011/12
Winterberg, GER 2man 9th Spring, Plug
    4man 10th Spring, Randall, Plug, Rinholm
  La Plagne, FRA 2man 6th Spring, Plug
    4man 9th Spring, Plug, Randall, Rinholm
  Innsbruck, AUT 2man 13th Spring, Randall
    4man 10th Spring, Rinholm, Plug, Randall
    Team 5th Fairbairn, Reid, Spring, Ismailova, Plug, Tokovaya
2010/11
Cesana, ITA 2man 17th Spring, Wilkinson