Patrick Norton

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Mar. 9, 1992 (age 31)

Returning to being an athlete is not something Patrick expected to do in his mid-twenties. In fact, he had abandoned the thought altogether after he finished high school and continued on to university. Lots of us grew up with hopes and dreams of playing in lit up stadiums, with thousands of fans cheering your team on to victory, but the percentage of individuals who actually have the opportunity to experience that is just all too small.
 

Growing up Patrick’s life revolved around competitive sports. Despite his dedication, he was just too small and didn’t quite have what it took to get to the next level. Years later, those dreams faded as friends and other athletes progressed their careers to great heights and he simply fell behind, and eventually, off.
 

Fast forward to early 2017 and Patrick found himself back in a position where he was ready for something. He began searching for a change, a space he could perform in, and something he could down right sink his teeth into. Redemption.

 

“I believe you are a product of your environment.” He tries to surround himself with like-minded, eager individuals who are dedicated to something greater than themselves – selfless if you would. Long ago, he learnt it’s important to share your experiences. The hope is that these experiences can influence someone else in a positive manner.
 

Bobsleigh is more than sport. In a very short amount of time it’s become an obsession, a heartfelt passion, and community. Patrick says its incredible to hear the stories and adventures other athletes have had, many of them comparable to his, which makes this unique community of athletes humble and familiar. They spend countless hours together as a crew, to shave hundredths of a second as a team.
 

Patrick believes as athletes, they all believe in something greater than themselves and giving back to the community that support them.

Career Highlights

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2023 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4- Man       4th
2023 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2- Man    
2023 - World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 4- Man       20th
2023 - World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 2- Man       16th
2022 - Push World Championships, Lake Placid, USA: 2- Man       5th
2022 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4- Man      
2022 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2- Man      
2022 - North American Cup, Park City, USA: 4- Man  

   
2022 - North American Cup, Park City, USA: 2- Man      

 

World Championship Results

Season Location Discipline Result Crew
2022/23
St. Moritz, SUI 4- Man 20th Norton, Ashley, M'Pindou, Caixeiro
 
  2- Man  16th Norton, Gray
2018/19
Whistler, CAN 4- Man (Brakeman) 22nd Poloniato, Joyce, Silvia, Norton

 

World Cup Results

Season Location Discipline Result Crew
2022/23
       
  Innsbruck, AUT 4- Man 16th Norton, Ashley, Caixeiro, Gosselin
    4- Man 14th Norton, Ashley, Caixeiro, Gosselin
  Lake Placid, USA 4- Man 11th Norton, Ashley, Fraser, Caixeiro
    2- Man 13th Norton, M'Pindou
2018/19 
       
  Lake Placid, USA 4- Man 18th Poloniato, Norton, Auclair, Kostelnik