Luge Canada

Reid Watts

Men's Singles
Events: Singles
Team National Team
Birth Date:December 22, 1998
Hometown:Whistler, BC

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 took a major step forward in his development 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 in 2017 to join the World Cup Team for three races after the Christmas break – 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.

Reid stepped forward and showed the Canadian sliding community he is ready to carry the torch for a new generation of men’s singles sliders by finishing 12th at his Olympic debut in PyeongChang, Korea. Building on that success he stood on his first World Cup podium on his home track the year following the Olympics when he was part of the bronze medal-winning relay squad.

Outside of luge, Reid enjoys biking and skiing. 

Career Highlights

2020 – Canadian Championships, Whistler, CAN: 1
2020 – World Cup, Sigulda, LAT: 18
2020 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 18 (singles), 7 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 17
2019 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 19 (singles), 4 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Oberhof, GER: 7 (Team Relay), 19 (singles)
2019 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 17
2019 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 4 (U23), 5 (Team Relay), 18 (singles)
2019 – World Cup, Kongissee, GER: 6 (Team Relay)
2019 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 6 (Team Relay), 15 (singles)
2019 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 3 (Team Relay)
2018 – Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 12
2018 – World Cup, Lillehammer, NOR: 20
2018 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 17
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

2021/2022 Season

Feb. 10Beijing Olympics6
Feb. 6Beijing Olympics17
Jan. 23St Moritz Team Relay8
Jan. 22St Moritz World Cup23
Jan. 16Oberhof Team Relay7
Jan. 15Oberhof World Cup27
Jan. 8Sigulda World Cup31
Jan. 2Winterberg Team Relay5
Jan. 1Winterberg World Cup26
Dec. 31 Canadian Championships1
Dec. 18Innsbruck World Cup22
Dec. 12Altenberg World Cup20
Dec. 12Altenberg Team Relay6
Nov. 28Sochi World Cup22
Nov. 21Yanqing Team Relay5
Nov. 20Yanqing World Cup16

2020/2021 Season

Jan. 30Konigssee FIL World Championships18
Jan. 16Oberhof World Cup21
Jan. 3Konigssee Team Relay8
Jan. 2Konigssee World Cup24
Dec. 12Whistler Canada Cup1
Dec. 5Whistler Canadian Championships1

2019/2020 Season

Mar. 13Whistler Canadian Championships1
Feb. 2Oberhof Team Relay8
Feb. 1Oberhof World Cup23
Jan. 26Sigulda World Cup18
Jan. 12Altenberg Team Relay7
Jan. 11Altenberg World Cup18
Dec. 13Whistler World Cup21
Dec. 13Whistler America Pacific Championships3
Dec. 1Lake Placid World Cup17
Nov. 24Innsbruck World Cup19
Nov. 24Innsbruck Team Relay4

2018/2019 Season

Feb. 10Oberhof World Cup19
Feb. 10Oberhof Team Relay7
Feb. 2Altenberg World Cup17
Jan. 27Winterberg FIL World Championships5
Jan. 27Winterberg FIL World Championships4
Jan. 27Winterberg FIL World Championships18
Jan. 25Winterberg FIL World Championships13
Jan. 6Konigssee Team Relay6
Jan. 6Konigssee World Cup26
Dec. 16Lake Placid America Pacific Championships4
Dec. 15Lake Placid World Cup22
Dec. 8Calgary Team Relay6
Dec. 7Calgary World Cup15
Dec. 1Whistler Team Relay3
Nov. 30Whistler World Cup22
Nov. 25Innsbruck World Cup22
Oct. 20Whistler Canadian Championships2

2017/2018 Season

Feb. 11PyeongChang Olympics12
Jan. 28Sigulda World Cup30
Jan. 21Lillehammer World Cup20
Jan. 14Oberhof World Cup25
Dec. 16Lake Placid World Cup25
Dec. 8Calgary America Pacific Championships5
Oct. 14Calgary Canadian Championships3

2016/2017 Season

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 World Cup28
Dec. 17Park City America Pacific Championships6
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup26
Dec. 3Lake Placid World Cup18
Oct. 22Whistler Canadian Championships3

2015/2016 Season

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 Championships3
Oct. 31Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)2

2014/2015 Season

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

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