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Tristan Walker

Events: Doubles
Team Senior National Team
Sex:M
Height:184cm
Weight:85.0kg
Birth Date:May 16, 1991
Hometown:Calgary, Alberta
Residence:Calgary, Alberta
Junior Team:3 years
Senior Team:8 years
Personal Sponsors:Currently looking / je prospecte!
Website:www.walker-snith.com
Blog/Social:@TristanLuge
Other Interests:Writing music and playing guitar

Background:



Tristan began sliding at 10 years old, and was selected to join the Junior Luge program after attending a recruitment camp in 2001. Tristan had an immediate impact on the international luge circuit where he captured a silver medal at the Junior World Cup, and slid to four top-10 finishes on a season where he placed sixth overall. Tristan wasted no time building from that early success in his career. He took a major step forward in his luge career in 2009-10 after advancing to the World Cup Team at just 18 years old with doubles partner, Justin Snith. The Canadian duo regularly placed in the top-15, and finished in 15th spot in their first Olympic Winter Games at the Whistler Sliding Centre despite being the youngest athletes in the field. Never looking back, Tristan and Justin, continued to develop into one of the best doubles teams the country has ever had following their Olympic debut. The Canadian duo made history in 2013, posting the best-ever finish by a Canadian doubles team at the World Championships when they finished fourth – one day before joining forces with their teammates to win the silver in the team relay. Justin and Tristan narrowly missed out on the podium two more times before the end of the season at World Cup stops in Lake Placid, and on the 2014 Olympic Track in Sochi, Russia. Canada’s best-ever luge tandem continued their historic run into the Olympic year where they became the first doubles team in the country to slide onto the World Cup podium when they grabbed the bronze in Konigssee, Germany. Justin and Tristan had two more top-five finishes before a heartbreaking Olympics where they were fourth in both the doubles race and the first-ever team relay. Now focused on Pyeongchang 2018, the Canadian duo slid back onto the podium two years ago where they won the bronze on their home track in Calgary. They have been a part of Canada’s bronze-medal winning relay team at the last two World Championships.


Career Highlights

2016 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 3 (team relay) 2016 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 4 2016 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 5 2016 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 1 (team relay) 2015 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 5 2015 – World Championships, Sigulda, LAT: 3 (relay) 2015 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (doubles) 2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 4 (doubles); 4 (relay) 2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3 2013 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4 2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 5 2013 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN: 4 2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4 2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 4 2011 – World Championships, Cesana, ITA: 8 2011 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 10 2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 15 2009 Canadian Junior doubles and singles champion 2008 – Junior World Champioships, Nagano, JPN: 3 (doubles) Finished second overall in Youth A division 2008-09 season 2007 – Junior World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 2 2007 – Finished sixth in the Overall Junior World Cup standings


Past Results

2016/2017 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 5Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 5Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 15Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)18
Jan. 15Sigulda Team Relay6
Jan. 6Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)5
Jan. 6Konigssee Team Relay4
Dec. 17Park City World Cup (Doubles)18
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup5
Dec. 3Lake Placid World Cup9
Dec. 3Lake Placid Team Relay1
Nov. 27Winterberg World Cup Sprint9
Nov. 25Winterberg World Cup7
Oct. 22Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2015/2016 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 21Winterberg World Cup1
Feb. 21Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Feb. 14Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)5
Feb. 14Altenberg World Cup2
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championship Team Relay3
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships (Doubles)7
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships (Doubles)8
Jan. 17Oberhof World Cup Sprint (Doubles)12
Jan. 17Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)4
Jan. 10Sigulda World Cup5
Jan. 10Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)18
Dec. 19Calgary World Cup Sprint (Doubles)8
Dec. 18Calgary America Pacific Championships (Doubles)1
Dec. 18Calgary World Cup (Doubles)5
Dec. 12Park City World Cup Sprint (Doubles)10
Dec. 12Park City World Cup (Doubles)15
Dec. 5Lake Placid World Cup4
Dec. 5Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)14
Nov. 29Igls World Cup (Doubles)6
Nov. 29Igls World Cup5
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2014/2015 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)6
Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup Sprint (Doubles)5
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championships (Doubles)11
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championship Team Relay3
Feb. 1Lillehammer World Cup (Doubles)7
Feb. 1Lillehammer Team Relay4
Jan. 18Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)20
Jan. 18Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)9
Jan. 5Konigssee Team Relay3
Dec. 13Calgary World Cup Sprint4
Dec. 12Calgary World Cup (Doubles)3
Dec. 6Lake Placid Team Relay4
Dec. 6Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)9
Nov. 30Igls World Cup (Doubles)19

2013/2014 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 15Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics4
Feb. 14Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Doubles)4
Jan. 27Overall World Cup Ranking (Doubles)7
Jan. 27Overall WC Team Relay 2
Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 19Altenberg Relay World Cup2
Jan. 19Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 12Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 5Konigsee (2) Relay World Cup (Doubles)2
Jan. 5Konigsee World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 14Park City World Cup4
Dec. 14Park City World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup (Doubles)4
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup2
Dec. 1Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)5
Nov. 24Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 24Igls World Cup (Doubles)5
Nov. 17Lillehammer World Cup (Doubles)19

2012/2013 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 24Sochi Relay World Cup3
Feb. 24Sochi World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 9Lake Placid Relay World Cup4
Feb. 9Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs (Doubles)4
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs2
Jan. 20Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)9
Jan. 6Konigsee (2) World Cup (Doubles)7
Dec. 9Altenberg Relay World Cup7
Dec. 9Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 2Konigsee World Cup (Doubles)7
Nov. 25Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 25Igls World Cup (Doubles)7
Oct. 21Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2011/2012 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 12Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 22Winterberg Relay World Cup8
Jan. 22Wintergberg World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 15Oberhof Relay World Cup4
Jan. 7Konigssee Relay World Cup6
Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 17Calgary World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup (Doubles)10
Dec. 10Whistler Relay World Cup2
Nov. 20Igls Relay World Cup1
Nov. 20Igls World Cup (Doubles)9

2010/2011 Season

DateEventPlace
Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships4
Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2009/2010 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 28 Olympics (Doubles)15
Jan. 17Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 10Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)99
Jan. 3Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)15
Dec. 6Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)13
Nov. 29Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)17
Nov. 21Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)13

2008/2009 Season

DateEventPlace
Jan. 24 Jr World Cup99
Jan. 17 Jr. World Cup14
Jan. 10 Jr World Cup9
Dec. 28 Jr. Canadian1
Dec. 13 Jr World Cup13
Dec. 6 Jr World Cup43
Nov. 22 Jr. World Cup4

2007/2008 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 8 FIL Junior World Championships17
Jan. 18 Jr. World Cup1
Dec. 15 Jr. World Cup20
Dec. 8 Jr. World Cup3
Dec. 1 Jr. World Cup4
Nov. 24 Jr. World Cup2

2006/2007 Season

DateEventPlace
Jan. 28 Jr. World Cup26
Jan. 13 Jr. World Cup99
Dec. 16 Jr. World Cup9
Dec. 9 Jr. World Cup8
Dec. 2 Jr. World Cup2
Nov. 29 Jr. World Cup5