Luge Canada

Cole Zajanski

Men's Doubles
Team National A Team
Birth Date:September 19, 2001

A visit by his mom with a family friend is what led Cole into chasing an Olympic dream in the sport of luge.

Cole’s mom had to drive through Canada Olympic Park to meet her friend when she came upon a sign to sign up for luge. Next thing he knew, Cole was in the gym and on a track flying down the ice-covered chutes around the world.

Cole has been making steady progress working his way through the Canadian luge development pathway. His development took a giant step forward in 2020 when he competed in his first World Cup race in Altenberg, Germany. Cole teamed up with Devin Wardrope where they finished 13th in the doubles race. 

The result didn’t shock those in the Canadian luge family. Afterall, Cole had finished 11th in his first World Junior Championships in singles racing and was fifth in the relay at the premiere international event for juniors.

Cole and Devin are now Canada’s top sled and mixing it up with the world’s best in the sport. Their best finish came at the Luge World Cup in Whistler in 2022 when they were fourth. Cole’s goals are to continue competing in doubles racing on the National Team with the ultimate goal of qualifying to represent Canada at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. 

Did You Know… Cole’s favourite tracks is Oberhof where he raced his first Junior World Cup and his first World Championships…..when not training or competing, he likes to relax and spend time outside hiking, camping and spending time with friends…he took Spanish immersion from Grades 1-8. If he wasn’t sliding, he’d try to pursue his goal of being a firefighter. 

Career Highlights

2023 – U23 World Championships, Oberhof, GER: 4 (doubles)
2022 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4 (doubles)
2020 – World Cup, Altenberg, GER: 13 (doubles)
2020 – Canadian Championships, Whistler, CAN: 3
2020 – Junior World Championships, Oberhof, GER: 5 (relay), 11 (singles)


Past Results

2023/2024 Season

Mar. 9Whistler Canadian Championships1
Feb. 25Sigulda World Cup Sprint12
Feb. 24Sigulda World Cup11
Feb. 17Oberhof World Cup16
Feb. 10Oberhof World Cup15
Jan. 27Altenberg FIL U23 World Championships4
Jan. 27Altenberg FIL World Championships15
Jan. 13Innsbruck World Cup24
Dec. 16Whistler World Cup6
Dec. 15Whistler World Cup12
Dec. 15Whistler America Pacific Championships1
Dec. 8Lake Placid World Cup16

2022/2023 Season

Feb. 4Altenberg World Cup12
Jan. 29Oberhof World Champs10
Jan. 28Oberhof World Champs13
Jan. 28Oberhof U23 Championships4
Jan. 27Oberhof World Champs14
Jan. 14Sigulda World Cup11
Jan. 7Sigulda World Cup11
Dec. 17Park City World Cup Sprint11
Dec. 16Park City World Cup15
Dec. 16Park City America Pacific Championships3
Dec. 10Whistler World Cup4

2021/2022 Season

Jan. 29Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships8
Jan. 29Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships5
Jan. 29Winterberg FIL Junior World Championships2
Jan. 2Winterberg Team Relay5
Jan. 1Winterberg World Cup (Doubles)13
Dec. 31 Canadian Championships (Doubles)2
Dec. 18Innsbruck World Cup (Doubles)17
Dec. 12Altenberg Team Relay6
Dec. 11Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)20
Dec. 5Sochi World Cup Sprint11
Dec. 4Sochi World Cup (Doubles)14
Dec. 4Sochi America Pacific Championships (Doubles)3
Nov. 27Sochi World Cup (Doubles)14
Nov. 20Yanqing World Cup (Doubles)8

2020/2021 Season

Feb. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Feb. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian1
Dec. 12Whistler Canada Cup (Doubles)2
Dec. 5Whistler Canadian Championships2
Dec. 5Whistler Canadian Championships (Doubles)2

2019/2020 Season

Mar. 13Whistler Canadian Championships3
Mar. 13Whistler Jr. Canadian2
Feb. 22Oberhof FIL Junior World Championships5
Feb. 21Oberhof FIL Junior World Championships11
Jan. 11Altenberg World Cup (Doubles)13

2018/2019 Season

Mar. 14Whistler Jr. Canadian2
Mar. 3Calgary Youth Canadian Championships1

2016/2017 Season

Mar. 9Whistler Jr. Canadian3
Mar. 9Whistler Jr. Canadian (Doubles)2
Mar. 5Calgary Youth Canadian Championships2
Feb. 19Winterberg Jr. World Cup13
Feb. 11Altenberg Jr. World Cup21
Dec. 3Calgary Jr. World Cup4
Dec. 1Calgary Jr. World Cup6