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Reid Watts

Events: Singles
Team Senior National Team
Sex:M
Height:194cm
Weight:75.0kg
Birth Date:December 22, 1998
Hometown:Whistler, BC
Residence:Whistler, BC
Junior Team:3 years
Occupation:Student

Background:



Reid got hooked on the sport of luge after watching a bobsleigh race rip down the Whistler Sliding Centre. Shortly after, he had his mom sign him up for a recruitment camp because he was forever asking to go back to the track. Reid took his first run, and it was the greatest rush of his life. He has never looked back and is now a member of Canada’s national senior team who has demonstrated enormous potential.



Reid had a breakout season in 2016 where he had his name etched in the history books as the first Canadian to win a medal at the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Reid slid to the bronze in men’s singles.



Reid credited the historic performance to Luge Canada and his hometown track – Whistler Sliding Centre – that introduced him to the sport. Showing tremendous potential having racked up seven medals on the Junior World Cup circuit before advancing into the senior ranks, Luge Canada created an opportunity for Reid two years ago after the Christmas break to join the World Cup Team for three races – a strategic move to fully prepare the promising teen, and nation, for a shot at the Youth Olympic Games luge podium.



Equally valuable was the venue that introduced Watts and a growing pool of legacy babies on Canada’s west coast to the sliding sports.



Outside of luge, Reid enjoys biking and skiing. He attends school at Whistler Secondary.


Career Highlights

2017 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 26



2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 18



2016 – Junior Canadian Championships, Whistler, CAN: 1



2016 – Youth Olympic Winter Games, Lillehammer, NOR: 3 (singles), 4 (team relay)



2016 – Junior World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 14



2016 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 29



2016 – World Cup, Sigulda, LAT: 32



2015 – Junior World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3



2015 – Canadian Championships, Whistler, CAN: 3 (singles), 2 (doubles)



2015 – Junior World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 4



2015 – Junior World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 11, 3



2015 – Junior World Championships, Lillehammer, NOR: 14



2014 – Junior World Cup, Park City, USA: 1



2014 – Junior World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4, 2, 2, 1, 3



2014 – Youth World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 10



2014 – Youth World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 9



2014 – Youth World Championships, Innsbruck, AUT: 20


Past Results

2017/2018 Season

DateEventPlace
Oct. 14Calgary Canadian Championships3

2016/2017 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 9Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Feb. 19PyeongChang World Cup21
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championships26
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championships10
Jan. 15Innsbruck Jr. World Cup6
Jan. 6Konigssee World Cup26
Dec. 17Park City America Pacific Championships6
Dec. 17Park City World Cup28
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup26
Dec. 3Lake Placid World Cup18
Oct. 22Whistler Canadian Championships3

2015/2016 Season

DateEventPlace
Mar. 11Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Feb. 14Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games4
Feb. 14Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games3
Feb. 7Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships14
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships29
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships13
Jan. 10Sigulda World Cup32
Dec. 12Igls Jr. World Cup47
Dec. 6Konigssee Jr. World Cup3
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)2
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships3

2014/2015 Season

DateEventPlace
Feb. 6Winterberg Jr. World Cup4
Jan. 30Igls Jr. World Cup54
Jan. 30Igls Jr. World Cup7
Jan. 24Oberhof Jr. World Cup11
Jan. 24Oberhof Jr. World Cup3
Jan. 16Lillehammer FIL Junior World Championships14
Dec. 15Park City Jr. World Cup1
Dec. 7Whistler Jr. World Cup4
Dec. 6Whistler Jr. World Cup2
Dec. 6Whistler Jr. World Cup2
Dec. 4Whistler Jr. World Cup1
Dec. 4Whistler Jr. World Cup3

2013/2014 Season

DateEventPlace
Jan. 25Oberhof Jr. World Cup9
Jan. 19Konigssee Jr. World Cup10