Luge Canada

Sam Edney

Events: Singles
Birth Date:June 29, 1984
Hometown:Calgary, Alberta
Residence:Calgary, Alberta
Junior Team:3 years
Senior Team:15 years
Personal Sponsors:Crescent Point Energy Corp


The elder statesman of the Canadian Luge Team, Sam Edney and his teammates were poised to win their first ever Olympic medal in the sport in the team relay in 2014, but finished an agonizing fourth.

Heartbreaking – yet motivating. The finish inspired Sam to continue chasing history towards his fourth Olympics in 2018. And he wasted no time putting his name into the record books.

Sam became the first Canadian male to win a World Cup luge race in 2015 when slid to the gold on his home track in Calgary. It may be one of the most heart-warming victories in Canadian sport. Sam won the race while wearing a specially designed helmet created by a young boy, Richard Flamenco, from the Alberta Children’s Hospital as part of Sam’s friend and fellow Olympian, Brad Spence’s Helmets for Heroes program.

What did Sam do for an encore? After taking one year off to recharge the body and get a head start on his schooling, Sam returned for the 2016-17 season, which he capped off by becoming the first Canadian male ever to slide onto the World Cup luge podium outside of Canada. Sam finished in third place on the 2018 Olympic Track in PyeongChang, Korea.

Sam is no stranger to making history by posting the best-ever men’s Olympic result (seventh) in 2010, and chalked up the best men’s singles finish at a World Championships in 2013 when he was fifth on his home track in Whistler – one day before winning the silver medal in the team relay.

Sam made his Olympic debut in 2006 and takes great pride in representing his country around the world. The leader of the Canadian Luge Team, Sam has also won countless World Cup team relay medals around the world.

When free time presents itself, Sam enjoys road cycling, skiing, golf and mountain biking.

Career Highlights

2017 – World Cup, PyeongChang, KOR: 3

2017 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 6 (team relay)

2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 5 (singles), 1 (team relay)

2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1

2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 11 (singles), 4 (team relay)

2014 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 6

2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 6

2013 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 6

2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 6

2013 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 6

2013 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN: 5 (singles), 2 (team relay)

2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 6

2012 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 6

2012 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5

2012 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 9

2012 – World Championships, Altenberg, GER: 7

2011 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 10

2011 – World Championships, Cesana, ITA: 16

2010 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 5

2010 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 8

2010 – World Cup, Cesana, ITA: 7

2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 7

2008 – World Championships, Oberhof, GER: 9

2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, ITA: 19

2004 – Junior World Championships (doubles): 2

Past Results

2017/2018 Season

Feb. 15PyeongChang Olympics2
Feb. 11PyeongChang Olympics6
Jan. 28Sigulda World Cup31
Jan. 28Sigulda Team Relay6
Jan. 21Lillehammer World Cup24
Jan. 14Oberhof World Cup18
Jan. 14Oberhof Team Relay7
Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup23
Dec. 16Lake Placid World Cup21
Dec. 9Calgary Team Relay2
Dec. 8Calgary World Cup2
Dec. 8Calgary America Pacific Championships1
Nov. 26Winterberg World Cup28
Nov. 19Innsbruck World Cup31
Oct. 14Calgary Canadian Championships1

2016/2017 Season

Feb. 26Altenberg World Cup20
Feb. 26Altenberg Team Relay5
Feb. 19PyeongChang World Cup3
Feb. 19PyeongChang Team Relay6
Feb. 5Oberhof World Cup17
Feb. 5Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championships28
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championship Team Relay6
Jan. 15Sigulda World Cup29
Jan. 15Sigulda Team Relay6
Jan. 6Konigssee World Cup14
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup12
Dec. 3Lake Placid Team Relay1
Dec. 3Lake Placid World Cup15
Nov. 25Winterberg World Cup21
Oct. 22Whistler Canadian Championships1

2014/2015 Season

Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup Sprint2
Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup6
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championships17
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championship Team Relay3
Feb. 1Lillehammer Team Relay4
Feb. 1Lillehammer World Cup19
Jan. 24Winterberg World Cup14
Jan. 18Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 18Oberhof World Cup11
Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup8
Jan. 5Konigssee Team Relay3
Dec. 13Calgary World Cup1
Dec. 13Calgary World Cup Sprint3

2013/2014 Season

Feb. 15Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics4
Feb. 10Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games11
Jan. 27Overall World Cup Ranking 7
Jan. 27Overall WC Team Relay 2
Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup10
Jan. 19Altenberg Relay World Cup2
Jan. 19Altenberg World Cup6
Jan. 12Oberhof World Cup20
Jan. 5Konigsee (2) Relay World Cup2
Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup5
Dec. 14Park City World Cup8
Dec. 14Park City World Cup4
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup2
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup6
Dec. 1Winterberg World Cup6
Nov. 24Igls World Cup6
Nov. 24Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 17Lillehammer World Cup20

2012/2013 Season

Feb. 24Sochi World Cup25
Feb. 24Sochi Relay World Cup3
Feb. 9Lake Placid World Cup6
Feb. 9Lake Placid Relay World Cup4
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs5
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs2
Jan. 20Winterberg World Cup20
Jan. 13Oberhof World Cup18
Jan. 6Konigsee (2) World Cup13
Dec. 9Altenberg World Cup6
Dec. 9Altenberg Relay World Cup7
Dec. 2Konigsee World Cup14
Nov. 25Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 25Igls World Cup15
Oct. 21Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships1

2011/2012 Season

Feb. 12Sigulda World Cup13
Jan. 22Winterberg Relay World Cup8
Jan. 22Winterberg World Cup12
Jan. 15Oberhof Relay World Cup4
Jan. 15Oberhof World Cup12
Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup15
Jan. 7Konigssee Relay World Cup6
Dec. 17Calgary World Cup9
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup5
Dec. 10Whistler Relay World Cup2
Nov. 20Igls World Cup16
Nov. 20Igls Relay World Cup1
Nov. 5 Canadian Championships1

2010/2011 Season

Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships2

2009/2010 Season

Feb. 28 Olympics7
Jan. 31Viessmann World Cup7
Jan. 10Viessmann World Cup24
Jan. 3Viessmann World Cup15
Dec. 6Viessmann World Cup8
Nov. 29Viessmann World Cup18
Nov. 21Viessmann World Cup5

2008/2009 Season

Feb. 8 FIL World Championships17
Jan. 25 World Cup13
Jan. 18Viessmann World Cup19
Jan. 11Viessmann World Cup21
Jan. 4Viessmann World Cup20
Dec. 14Viessmann World Cup26
Dec. 7Viessmann World Cup19
Nov. 30Viessmann World Cup15

2007/2008 Season

Feb. 3 World Cup28
Jan. 27 World Champs9
Jan. 6 World Cup17
Dec. 16 World Cup24
Nov. 24 World Cup12
Nov. 17 World Cup26

2006/2007 Season

Feb. 18 World Cup26
Feb. 11 World Cup24
Jan. 21 World Cup19
Jan. 14 World Cup23
Jan. 7 World Cup31
Dec. 17 World Cup20
Dec. 9 World Cup29
Dec. 2 World Cup17
Nov. 19 World Cup19

2005/2006 Season

Feb. 12 XX Olympics19
Jan. 29 World Cup21
Jan. 7 World Cup29
Dec. 17 World Cup26
Dec. 10 World Cup14
Nov. 27 World Cup14

2004/2005 Season

Feb. 20 World Cup (Doubles)17
Feb. 20 World Cup27
Jan. 2 World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 2 World Cup21
Dec. 12 World Cup (Doubles)12
Dec. 4 World Cup (Doubles)13
Nov. 14 World Cup (Doubles)15
Nov. 14 World Cup24

2003/2004 Season

Feb. 15 World Cup25
Feb. 1 Jr. World Cup (Doubles)2
Feb. 1 Jr. World Cup4
Jan. 25 World Cup24
Jan. 18 World Cup (Doubles)10
Dec. 29 Jr. Canadian2
Dec. 20 World Cup (Doubles)15
Dec. 20 World Cup21
Dec. 13 World Cup21
Dec. 6 World Cup (Doubles)7
Nov. 23 World Cup (Doubles)99
Oct. 26 Canadian (Doubles)3
Oct. 26 Canadian2

2002/2003 Season

Feb. 23 World Cup (Doubles)20
Feb. 23 World Cup34
Feb. 16 Jr. World Cup13
Feb. 9 Jr. World Cup1
Feb. 2 Jr. World Cup3
Jan. 19Verizon Jr. World Cup10
Jan. 11Karbon Jr. World Cup2
Jan. 5Karbon Jr. Canadian2
Dec. 15Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)17
Dec. 15Viessmann World Cup33
Dec. 8Viessmann World Cup22
Nov. 30Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)15
Nov. 30Viessmann World Cup25
Nov. 24Viessmann World Cup30
Nov. 24Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)17
Nov. 10Karbon Canadian (Doubles)3
Nov. 10Karbon Canadian6

2001/2002 Season

Dec. 16 Jr. World Cup19
Dec. 9 Jr. World Cup8
Oct. 28 Canadian12

2000/2001 Season

Jan. 14 Jr. World Cup9
Dec. 30 Jr. Canadian6
Dec. 16 Jr. World Cup2
Dec. 10 Jr. World Cup7
Dec. 3 Jr. World Cup6
Nov. 3 Canadian7
Oct. 22 Canadian11
Oct. 19 Canadian1

1999/2000 Season

Feb. 27 Canadian11
Feb. 20 Jr. Canadian9
Feb. 6Husky/Mohawk Alberta Cup3
Jan. 30 Can-Am3
Jan. 9Husky/Mohawk Alberta Cup4
Dec. 19Husky/Mohawk Alberta Cup4
Nov. 27 Can-Am1

1998/1999 Season

Feb. 28 Jr. Canadian3
Feb. 21 Canadian12
Jan. 31Husky Alberta Cup2
Nov. 29Husky Alberta Cup4