Luge Canada

Theo Downey

Men's Singles
Team Junior National Team
Birth Date:November 11, 2005
Residence:Calgary, AB

Theo started his journey with luge at the age of nine when he was attending a freestyle skiing dryland training session at Markin Macphail Centre in Calgary, and saw a ‘Future Luge Olympians Wanted’ sign.  Always being interested in trying new sports, he asked his mom if he could try.  She said yes, signed him up for a recruitment camp and a few weeks later he joined the novice team.  For the first three years, Theo continued with both luge and freestyle skiing but at the age of 12, he made the decision that luge was his true passion and where he wanted to focus his time.  At that point, he moved to the development team for a couple years and then in 2020 made the Junior National Team.  Since that time, he has had some great successes but is eager to continue to grow and develop in the sport. Theo’s ultimate dream and goal is competing at the Olympics, while aiming for some World Cup and World Championship podium places along the way. 

Beyond luge, Theo still enjoys skiing, as well as other sports such as rock climbing, track and field and swimming.  In fact, he intends on obtaining his lifeguarding certificate in the spring.

Theo is currently in his final year of high school from which he will be graduating bilingual in French with his French immersion certificate.  Theo is also trained to a Grade 7 conservatory level in piano.  While his luge training schedule does not allow continuing with regular piano lessons, he still loves it and plays every day when he is home and has access to his piano.

In his free time, Theo enjoys traveling with his parents, playing his piano, spending time with friends, computer gaming and of course hanging with his almost 15 year old dog, Goober, a Rottweiler Catahoula cross who he’s grown up with. 

Past Results

2023/2024 Season

Feb. 17Lillehammer FIL Junior World Championships9
Dec. 16Whistler World Cup6
Dec. 15Whistler World Cup17
Dec. 15Whistler America Pacific Championships4
Dec. 10Whistler Jr. World Cup3
Dec. 10Whistler Jr. World Cup2
Nov. 30Park City Jr. World Cup5

2022/2023 Season

Mar. 12Whistler Youth Canadian Championships1
Mar. 10Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Mar. 5Whistler Canadian Championships1
Jan. 21Park City Youth A Continental Cup1
Jan. 14Whistler Youth A Continental Cup1
Dec. 9Winterberg Jr. World Cup16

2021/2022 Season

Mar. 13Whistler Youth Canadian Championships1
Mar. 11Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Jan. 29Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships5
Jan. 28Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships15
Jan. 28Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships3

2020/2021 Season

Feb. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian5
Dec. 12Whistler Junior Canada Cup3

2019/2020 Season

Mar. 14Whistler Youth Canadian Championships2