I think a sliding sport was always in my destiny, as I was twice offered the chance to try Luge growing up. In 2007 at the suggestion of a friend, I finally threw myself down the icy track on a skeleton sled and loved it from the first curve!
My first year of international racing! I competed on the North America’s Cup Circuit and had a break out season, earning 4 podium finishes and placing first overall on the circuit; 45th in the world.
Once again I competed on the North American Cup Circuit, this time landing 7 podium finishes and placing 2nd overall on the circuit; 49th in the world.
I started the season with one of my proudest achievements, 3rd place at Canadian Champs, against Canadian skeleton veterans like Melissa Hollingsworth! I was named to the InterContinental Cup circuit, but unexpected external circumstances bumped me from the team. While disappointed, this made me hungrier than ever for the next season.
As the saying goes “when it rains, it pours”. I was hungry and ready to earn a spot on the InterContinental Cup team but was sidelined with a hamstring injury throughout the whole offseason (February to October). With lots of rehab, patience and deep water running, I rallied back and had accomplished my goal of being named to the InterContinental Cup squad! My most successful season to-date concluded with two Gold Medal finishes, two 4th place finishes and placed 6th overall on the circuit; 27th in the World.
Competing on the European Cup and North American Cup circuits, I focused on refining my mental game, race preparation and testing new equipment. I placed 13th overall on the European Cup tour (despite only competing in half the races), 2nd Overall on the North American Circuit (only competing in ¾ of the races), and a silver medal at Canadian Championships; 36th in the World.
I have my sights set on making the Canadian World Cup team. My goals for this year include:
- Achieving all the pre-qualification standards (yet to be determined)
- Top 2 in the Canadian Selection race series
- Named to the women’s World Cup team
- Top 10 Overall World Cup Rank
- Top 10 Finish World Championships
- Obtain some initial Olympic Qualifiers (yet to be determined)
I aim to earn a spot on Canada’s Women’s Skeleton Olympic team and win a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.