Luge Canada

Tristan Walker

Events: Doubles
Team National Team
Birth Date:May 16, 1991
Personal Sponsors:Currently Looking / je prospecte!
Other Interests:Writing music and playing guitar

Tristan began sliding at 10 years old and was selected to join the Junior Luge program after attending a recruitment camp in 2001. Tristan had an immediate impact on the international luge circuit where he captured a silver medal at the Junior World Cup, and slid to four top-10 finishes on a season where he placed sixth overall.

Tristan wasted no time building from that early success in his career. He took a major step forward in his luge career in 2009-10 after advancing to the World Cup Team at just 18 years old with doubles partner, Justin Snith. The Canadian duo regularly placed in the top-15 and finished in 15th spot in their first Olympic Winter Games at the Whistler Sliding Centre despite being the youngest athletes in the field.

Never looking back, Tristan and Justin, continued to develop into one of the best doubles teams the country has ever had following their Olympic debut.  The Canadian duo made history in 2013, posting the best-ever finish by a Canadian doubles team at the World Championships when they finished fourth – one day before joining forces with their teammates to win the silver in the team relay. Justin and Tristan narrowly missed out on the podium two more times before the end of the season at World Cup stops in Lake Placid, and on the 2014 Olympic Track in Sochi, Russia.

Canada’s best-ever luge tandem continued their historic run into the Olympic year where they became the first doubles team in the country to slide onto the World Cup podium when they grabbed the bronze in Konigssee, Germany. Justin and Tristan had two more top-five finishes before a heartbreaking Olympics where they were fourth in both the doubles race and the first-ever team relay. 

Finding their way back onto the podium on the track to PyeongChang by winning bronze on their home track in Calgary in 2014 and Lake Placid in 2018, the Canadian tandem were the critical sled in Canada’s medal-winning relay squad. They were also a part of Canada’s bronze-medal winning relay team at the 2017 and 2016 World Championships. The Canadians also won the team relay at the World Cup in Lake Placid in 2017.

Fast forward to Pyeongchang 2018, the Canadian duo finished fifth in the doubles event just a day before making history with a thrilling silver-medal performance in the team relay with Sam Edney and Alex Gough. 

Career Highlights

2020 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 7 
2020 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 10
2019 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 6
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7
2019 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 4 (Team Relay), 9 (doubles)
2019 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 5
2019 – World Championships Team Relay, Winterberg, GER: 5
2019 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 6 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 5
2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 6 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 3 (Team Relay)
2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 2 (team relay), 5 (doubles)
2018 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 3
2018 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 2 (team relay)
2017 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 5 (team relay)
2017 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 4 (doubles), 4 (team relay)
2017 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 5 (doubles), 4 (team relay)
2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 1 (team relay)
2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 5
2016 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 3 (team relay)
2016 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 4
2016 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 5
2016 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 1 (team relay)
2015 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 5
2015 – World Championships, Sigulda, LAT: 3 (relay)
2015 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 3 (doubles)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 4 (doubles); 4 (relay)
2014 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3
2013 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4
2013 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 5
2013 – World Championships, Whistler, CAN: 4
2013 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 4
2013 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 4
2011 – World Championships, Cesana, ITA: 8
2011 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 10
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, CAN: 15
2009 Canadian Junior doubles and singles champion
2008 – Junior World Champioships, Nagano, JPN: 3 (doubles)
Finished second overall in Youth A division 2008-09 season
2007 – Junior World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 2
2007 – Finished sixth in the Overall Junior World Cup standings

Past Results

2020/2021 Season

Jan. 29Konigssee FIL World Championships9
Jan. 24Innsbruck World Cup Sprint15
Jan. 23Innsbruck World Cup (Doubles)14
Jan. 16Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)10
Jan. 3Konigssee Team Relay8
Jan. 2Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)18
Dec. 12Whistler Canada Cup (Doubles)1
Dec. 5Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2019/2020 Season

Feb. 2Oberhof Team Relay8
Feb. 1Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)7
Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup Sprint11
Jan. 25Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)11
Jan. 12Altenberg Team Relay7
Jan. 11Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)10
Dec. 14Whistler World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 14Whistler America Pacific Championships (Doubles)1
Dec. 14Whistler World Cup Sprint13
Dec. 1Lake Placid World Cup Sprint10
Nov. 30Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)7
Nov. 24Innsbruck Team Relay4
Nov. 23Innsbruck World Cup (Doubles)9

2018/2019 Season

Feb. 10Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)5
Feb. 10Oberhof Team Relay7
Feb. 3Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)11
Jan. 27Winterberg FIL World Championships5
Jan. 25Winterberg FIL World Championships13
Jan. 6Konigssee Team Relay6
Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)13
Dec. 16Lake Placid World Cup Sprint3
Dec. 16Lake Placid America Pacific Championships (Doubles)1
Dec. 15Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)5
Dec. 8Calgary Team Relay6
Dec. 7Calgary World Cup (Doubles)9
Dec. 1Whistler Team Relay3
Nov. 30Whistler World Cup (Doubles)5
Nov. 25Innsbruck World Cup (Doubles)12
Nov. 25Innsbruck World Cup Sprint8
Oct. 20Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2017/2018 Season

Feb. 15PyeongChang Olympics2
Feb. 14PyeongChang Olympics (Doubles)5
Jan. 28Sigulda Team Relay6
Jan. 28Sigulda World Cup Sprint12
Jan. 28Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)12
Jan. 21Lillehammer World Cup (Doubles)12
Jan. 21Lillehammer World Cup Sprint9
Jan. 14Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)12
Jan. 14Oberhof Team Relay7
Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)5
Jan. 7Konigssee Team Relay5
Dec. 16Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)3
Dec. 16Lake Placid World Cup Sprint12
Dec. 9Calgary Team Relay2
Dec. 8Calgary World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 8Calgary America Pacific Championships (Doubles)1
Dec. 3Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)22
Dec. 3Altenberg Team Relay4
Nov. 26Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Nov. 26Winterberg World Cup Sprint6
Nov. 19Innsbruck World Cup (Doubles)22
Nov. 19Innsbruck Team Relay2
Oct. 14Calgary Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2016/2017 Season

Feb. 26Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Feb. 26Altenberg Team Relay5
Feb. 19PyeongChang World Cup (Doubles)6
Feb. 19PyeongChang Team Relay6
Feb. 5Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 5Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championships (Doubles)9
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championship Team Relay6
Jan. 29Innsbruck FIL World Championships10
Jan. 15Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)18
Jan. 15Sigulda Team Relay6
Jan. 6Konigssee Team Relay4
Jan. 6Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)5
Dec. 17Park City America Pacific Championships (Doubles)4
Dec. 17Park City World Cup (Doubles)18
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup5
Dec. 3Lake Placid World Cup9
Dec. 3Lake Placid Team Relay1
Nov. 27Winterberg World Cup Sprint9
Nov. 25Winterberg World Cup7
Oct. 22Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2015/2016 Season

Feb. 21Winterberg World Cup1
Feb. 21Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Feb. 14Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)5
Feb. 14Altenberg World Cup2
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championship Team Relay3
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships (Doubles)7
Jan. 31Konigssee FIL World Championships (Doubles)8
Jan. 17Oberhof World Cup Sprint (Doubles)12
Jan. 17Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)4
Jan. 10Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)18
Jan. 10Sigulda World Cup5
Dec. 19Calgary World Cup Sprint (Doubles)8
Dec. 18Calgary America Pacific Championships (Doubles)1
Dec. 18Calgary World Cup (Doubles)5
Dec. 12Park City World Cup Sprint (Doubles)10
Dec. 12Park City World Cup (Doubles)15
Dec. 5Lake Placid World Cup4
Dec. 5Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)14
Nov. 29Igls World Cup (Doubles)6
Nov. 29Igls World Cup5
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2014/2015 Season

Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup Sprint (Doubles)5
Feb. 22Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)6
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championship Team Relay3
Feb. 15Sigulda FIL World Championships (Doubles)11
Feb. 1Lillehammer World Cup (Doubles)7
Feb. 1Lillehammer Team Relay4
Jan. 18Oberhof Team Relay4
Jan. 18Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)20
Jan. 5Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)9
Jan. 5Konigssee Team Relay3
Dec. 13Calgary World Cup Sprint4
Dec. 12Calgary World Cup (Doubles)3
Dec. 6Lake Placid Team Relay4
Dec. 6Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)9
Nov. 30Igls World Cup (Doubles)19

2013/2014 Season

Feb. 15Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics4
Feb. 14Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Doubles)4
Jan. 27Overall World Cup Ranking (Doubles)7
Jan. 27Overall WC Team Relay 2
Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 19Altenberg Relay World Cup2
Jan. 19Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 12Oberhof World Cup (Doubles)8
Jan. 5Konigsee (2) Relay World Cup (Doubles)2
Jan. 5Konigsee World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 14Park City World Cup4
Dec. 14Park City World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup (Doubles)4
Dec. 7Whistler World Cup2
Dec. 1Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)5
Nov. 24Igls World Cup (Doubles)5
Nov. 24Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 17Lillehammer World Cup (Doubles)19

2012/2013 Season

Feb. 24Sochi Relay World Cup3
Feb. 24Sochi World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 9Lake Placid World Cup (Doubles)4
Feb. 9Lake Placid Relay World Cup4
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs (Doubles)4
Feb. 2Whistler World Champs2
Jan. 20Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)9
Jan. 6Konigsee (2) World Cup (Doubles)7
Dec. 9Altenberg Relay World Cup7
Dec. 9Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 2Konigsee World Cup (Doubles)7
Nov. 25Igls Relay World Cup2
Nov. 25Igls World Cup (Doubles)7
Oct. 21Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2011/2012 Season

Feb. 12Sigulda World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 22Winterberg Relay World Cup8
Jan. 22Wintergberg World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 15Oberhof Relay World Cup4
Jan. 7Konigssee Relay World Cup6
Jan. 7Konigssee World Cup (Doubles)8
Dec. 17Calgary World Cup (Doubles)6
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup (Doubles)10
Dec. 10Whistler Relay World Cup2
Nov. 20Igls Relay World Cup1
Nov. 20Igls World Cup (Doubles)9

2010/2011 Season

Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships4
Oct. 29Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships (Doubles)1

2009/2010 Season

Feb. 28 Olympics (Doubles)15
Jan. 17Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)15
Jan. 10Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)99
Jan. 3Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)15
Dec. 6Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)13
Nov. 29Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)17
Nov. 21Viessmann World Cup (Doubles)13

2008/2009 Season

Jan. 24 Jr World Cup99
Jan. 17 Jr. World Cup14
Jan. 10 Jr World Cup9
Dec. 28 Jr. Canadian1
Dec. 13 Jr World Cup13
Dec. 6 Jr World Cup43
Nov. 22 Jr. World Cup4

2007/2008 Season

Feb. 8 FIL Junior World Championships17
Jan. 18 Jr. World Cup1
Dec. 15 Jr. World Cup20
Dec. 8 Jr. World Cup3
Dec. 1 Jr. World Cup4
Nov. 24 Jr. World Cup2

2006/2007 Season

Jan. 28 Jr. World Cup26
Jan. 13 Jr. World Cup99
Dec. 16 Jr. World Cup9
Dec. 9 Jr. World Cup8
Dec. 2 Jr. World Cup2
Nov. 29 Jr. World Cup5