|Team||Senior National Team|
|Birth Date:||July 27, 2000|
|Junior Team:||1 years|
|Senior Team:||1 years|
|Other Interests:||Reading, Writing, Piano|
After being glued to the television watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver-Whistler, Makena was intrigued in luge.
Searching for her breakthrough into the world of sleds, ice and high speeds, Makena’s Christmas gift when she was nine years old was the gift that keeps on giving.
Makena received a public luge ride. After blasting down the track from Tourist Start with her dad, she fell immediately in love with the thrills of the speed and adrenalin of blasting down the icy chute.
Makena was determined to get involved in the sport. Finally her parents signed her up for a recruitment camp that summer. She was back on the sled and within days was officially a luge athlete getting invited to the national program.
The high-performance sport world is in her family. The Hodgson’s are a hockey-oriented family who billet for the Calgary Hitmen. Her father worked for the Flames organization for a number of years where Makena has met many of role models.
When not on the track, Makena writes novels, reads plenty of books and plays the piano. She is an honours student and is fluent in Spanish.
Finishing ninth in Altenberg Junior World Cup (2016-17)
Finishing fifth and sixth in Calgary Junior World Cups (2016-17)
Finishing second in the NorAm race (2016-17)
Finishing second in Canadian Junior Championships (2015-16)
Winning Canadian Youth Championships for two years in a row (2013-14 and 2014-15)
|Feb. 15||Calgary Jr. Canadian||1|
|Feb. 4||Altenberg FIL Junior World Championships||21|
|Jan. 21||Winterberg Jr. World Cup||15|
|Jan. 21||Winterberg Jr. World Cup||3|
|Jan. 14||Innsbruck Jr. World Cup||7|
|Jan. 14||Innsbruck Jr. World Cup||10|
|Jan. 12||Innsbruck Jr. World Cup||11|
|Dec. 16||Konigssee Jr. World Cup||24|
|Dec. 10||Oberhof Jr. World Cup||12|
|Dec. 9||Oberhof Jr. World Cup||9|
|Dec. 8||Oberhof Jr. World Cup||17|
|Dec. 7||Oberhof Jr. World Cup||11|
|Oct. 14||Calgary Canadian Championships||5|
|Mar. 9||Whistler Jr. Canadian||1|
|Mar. 5||Calgary Youth Canadian Championships||2|
|Feb. 19||Winterberg Jr. World Cup||8|
|Feb. 11||Altenberg Jr. World Cup||9|
|Dec. 3||Calgary Jr. World Cup||6|
|Dec. 1||Calgary Jr. World Cup||5|