Taylor Austin

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Jan. 18, 1990 (age 31)
Birth Place:Lethbridge, Alta
Residence:Calgary
Instagram:@taytay_lloyd
Website:austinbobsleigh.com

Taylor Austin was recruited into bobsleigh as a brakeman after playing college football in Calgary. In his rookie season, he also participated in a driving school – first in Calgary and then again at the end of year in Lake Placid. 

Today, he is one of three NextGen bobsleigh pilots in the national program. Taylor also enjoys helping coach learn-to-push camps with new recruits, and high school programs with Alberta Bobsleigh. In addition to chasing the international podium, Taylor has given hundreds of Canadians the thrill of sitting in a sled while blasting down the Olympic Tracks in Calgary or Whistler as a pilot of the public bobsleigh programs. He loves seeing the fear at the top turn to smiles at the bottom.

His most memorable moment in the sport though is having two-time Olympic medallist, Lascelles Brown, push him en route to capturing his first North American Cup title in Park City. 
 

Career Highlights

 

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2020 – North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA


 4man 

 4man

  4man 

 2man 

 2man 

 

 2man

 
2019 – North American Cup, Park City, USA

 4man 

 4man

  4man 

 2man 

 2man

 2man  

     
2018 - North American Cup, Calgary, CAN     2man    
2018 - North American Cup, Whistler, CAN       2man

 

2017 - North American Cup, Whistler, CAN   2man      4man  
2017 – North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA      2man  
2017 – North American Cup, Park City, USA  2man  4man    
2012 - North American Cup, Calgary, CAN       4man  
2012 - North American Cup, Calgary, CAN     4man