Troy Wilson

Sport:Skeleton
Birth Date:Mar. 13, 1994 (age 29)
Birth Place:Woodstock, New Brunswick
Residence:Calgary, Alberta
Instagram:@troy_the_bestest_boi

A former track and field athlete, Troy was first introduced to skeleton through the RBC Training Grounds. After his second time taking part in the program, Troy was contacted by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton to participate in further testing. It was at this time he decided to move across the country to pursue his Olympic dream.

Troy competed in the decathlon and indoor heptathlon events for the University of New Brunswick. In his third season, he was named captain of the team. He has been a part of five Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Testing Camps. He finally hit the sprint standard in the fall of 2019 and has not looked back.

Troy says his mom is his hero. On Halloween 2003, Troy’s mother suffered a mid-brain stroke which nearly killed her. Not only did she make a full recovery, but she went back to school to become a nurse and graduated in 2012 at the top of her class. ‘It’s never too later to follow your dreams!’

Outside of sport he holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology and is a performance coach. He also has ambitions to continue his education and pursue a PhD.

Did You Know...

Troy was inspired to represent Canada at the Olympics after watching the men’s and women’s hockey teams win gold in 2002 Salt Lake City – the same year skeleton made its return to the Olympic programme. Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien is his favourite movie. His favourite actress/actor is Sigourney Weaver. He also has a love for music.

Career Highlights

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2023 - North American Cup, Whistler, CAN    
2021 - North American Cup, Whistler, CAN        17th
2021 North American Cup, Park City, USA       

11th 
9th 
9th 

2-21 North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA      

5th 
5th 

2020 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 

 

   

12th

16th
14th
2019- North American Cup, Park City, USA:       

11th
10th
11th 

2019- North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA:       

15th
15th