2022 Olympics
Days
63
Hours
15
Mins
01
Secs
28

Evan Neufeldt

Sport:Skeleton
Height:175cm
Weight:80kg
Birth Date:Jun. 16, 1987 (age 34)
Birth Place:Saskatoon
Residence:Saskatoon
Twitter:@eaneuf
Website:teamevan.ca

Evan began his skeleton journey in 2011 after a shoulder injury, and subsequent repair forced a break in his University education, and varsity sports career.

Hailing from the prairies, Evan has always loved the mountains, and traveling downhill at speed - first tobogganing and later skiing, then his brother taught him to snowboard! His dad facilitated and encouraged nearly annual ski trips to the Rockies which led him to living and working at Sunshine Village in Banff for one year.

Evan has always been involved in competition, briefly playing piano, and occasional art entrees in early elementary school, then fastball, football, ultimate frisbee, and track and field. Evan loves to run, though he admittedly is not the fastest sprinter. He found himself in the runner's roll: pinch runner and fielder on fastball teams, running back in high school football at Rosthern Junior College (2003,2004), and he was a striker on competitive ultimate frisbee teams (Tommy Douglas Dream Machine - U of S Men's 2007-2009).

Evan got serious about competition while in university track and field. Competing in pentathlon for the University of Saskatchewan from 2008-2010 (60m Hurdles-8.78sec, Long Jump-6.6m Shot put-10.91m High Jump-1.95m, 1000m-2:45min), Evan finished 12th, eighth, and eighth nationally, and came out with two bronze medals from Canada West Championships in Pentathlon and 4x200m relay 2010. In 2009 he was sixth at Canada Summer Games in decathlon. His track and field career was short, but it taught him so much about sport, competition, and friendship.

A torn shoulder from a bad layout at a frisbee game in spring of 2010 was another teacher in sports and life for Evan! After surgery and nine months of rehab, he found himself in Calgary pushing a skeleton sled in the Ice House late summer 2011. No stranger to tobogganing, the Ice House brought Evan back to his childhood in Saskatchewan!

On break from school, and sports, Evan was free to move to Calgary for this unknown world of winter sports. A calculated gamble, an adventure, and what a ride! Evan left his family, friends to begin his first season in skeleton. Evan had ups and downs, learning a new sport at 24 years old! He went back to Saskatchewan for the following summer, and at the beginning of his second season, Evan’s now-wife moved out with him, to begin to establish their second home in Calgary! Things got a little more serious in sport. Evan started training with coach Michael Steen, and began really trying to go faster! He made his debut on the World Cup Team during the 2014-15 season.

Evan has been on a fast development curve with many ups and downs like the technical events of track and field. Much to learn – Evan is focused and excited for the ride!

Career Highlights

 

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2021 - Europe Cup - Winterberg, GER       

12th
7th

2021 - North America's Cup, Whistler, CAN    
2017 - Intercontinental Cup, Calgary, CAN  

 

10th 

2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 

 

    25th
2015 - World Cup, St Moritz, SUI       8th
2015 - World Championships, Winterberg, GER       

23rd

2014 - North America's Cup, Lake Placid, USA      9th
2013 - North America's Cup, Park City, USA       

4th 
5th 

World Championship Results

Season
Location
Discipline,
Result
2015/16
Innsbruck, AUT Men's Skeleton 25th
2014/15
Winterberg, GER Men's Skeleton 23rd

World Cup Results

 

Season
Location
Result
2021/22
   
     
2016/17 
   
  Pyeongchang, KOR  23rd
2015/16
   
  Whistler, CAN  22nd
2014/15
   
 
Sochi, RUS 19th
  Innsbruck, AUT  21st
  St Moritz, SUI 8th
  Koenigssee, GER 19th
  Altenberg, GER  19th

Intercontinental Cup Results

 

Season
Location
Result
2017/18
   
  Altenberg, GER 11th
    14th
  St Moritz, SUI 18th
    27th
  Calgary, CAN 10th
    6th
  Whistler, CAN  10th
    5th
2016/17
   
  Lake Placid, USA  17th 
    16th 
  Calgary, CAN 2nd
    10th
  Koenigssee, GER 6th 
    7th 
  Innsbruck, AUT  9th
    9th
2015/16
   
  Koenigssee, GER 9th
    10th
  Innsbruck, AUT 9th
    8th
  Whistler, CAN 6th
    8th
  Lake Placid, USA  9th
    11th
2014/15
   
  Wintergberg, GER 8th
  Koenigssee, GER 8th
    10th