Luge Canada

John Fennell

Events: Doubles
Team Next Gen Team
Birth Date:May 28, 1995
Hometown:Calgary, Alberta
Residence:Calgary, Alberta
Junior Team:3 years
Senior Team:3 years
Occupation:Student, Athlete
Other Interests:Skiing, Basketball, Soccer

John Fennell is part of the next generation of Canadian luge. He was just a 14-year-old spectator at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, but that solidified his Olympic dream.
Fennell was hooked after his first luge run in 2006 during a “Learn to Luge” session at Canada Olympic Park. He got a taste of the Olympic experience when he competed in the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck and finished seventh. John finished his 2011-2012 season ranked 1st overall making him the Youth Champion for that year. After competing on the Junior World Cup circuit in 2012-13, Fennell made his debut at the senior world championships on his home track in Whistler in 2013 where he finished 24th. But his time was good enough to earn him the bronze medal in the under-23 world championships. That came after he had finished 13th at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Park City, Utah. John finished his first full season on the senior circuit in the 2013-14 season, and achieved his Olympic dream as a member of Team Canada in Sochi. After a four-run combined time, John finished 27th. John was born in Denver, Colorado but now calls Calgary his home base after living and training there full time for well over a decade. In June of 2013, he graduated from National Sport School and now attends the University of Calgary while trying to pursue a business degree. In his spare time, John enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing, and hanging out with black lab named Duke. Building on a valuable experience gained at the 2014 Games, John’s eyes are now focused squarely on the next four years on Pyeongchang 2018.

Career Highlights

2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 27
2013 – World Championships, Whistler, B.C.: 24
2011 – Youth World Cup, Park City, USA: 1
2011 – Youth World Cup, Park City, USA: 2
2011 – Youth World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1
2012 – Youth World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 3
2012 – Youth Olympic Games, Igls, AUT: 7

Past Results

2015/2016 Season

Dec. 19Calgary World Cup24
Dec. 19Calgary America Pacific Championships6
Dec. 12Park City World Cup23
Dec. 5Lake Placid World Cup25
Nov. 29Igls World Cup29
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships1

2014/2015 Season

Feb. 7Winterberg Jr. World Cup12
Jan. 25Oberhof Jr. World Cup9
Jan. 16Lillehammer FIL Junior World Championships10
Dec. 13Calgary World Cup18
Dec. 6Lake Placid World Cup19
Nov. 30Igls World Cup21

2013/2014 Season

Feb. 10Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games27
Jan. 19Altenberg World Cup26
Dec. 14Park City World Cup25
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup24

2012/2013 Season

Jan. 25Visit Calgary Jr. World Cup11
Dec. 16Konisgssee Jr. World Cup18
Dec. 8Lillehammer Jr. World Cup10
Dec. 8Lillehammer Team Jr. World Cup6
Oct. 21Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships3

2011/2012 Season

Feb. 4 Jr. World Cup7
Jan. 28 Jr. World Cup3
Dec. 11 Jr. World Cup12
Dec. 2 Jr. World Cup1
Nov. 23 Jr. World Cup2
Nov. 20 Jr. World Cup1
Nov. 6 Canadian Championships1
Nov. 5 Canadian Championships4

2010/2011 Season

Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships6

2009/2010 Season

Jan. 31 FIL Junior World Championships25
Jan. 23 Jr. World Cup18
Jan. 16 Jr. World Cup17

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Dec. 31 7