Luge Canada

Cole Zajanski

Events: Singles
Team National NextGen Elite 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’s goals are to continue competing in both doubles and singles racing on the National Team with the ultimate goal of qualifying to represent Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. 

When not training or competing, he likes to relax and spend time outside hiking, camping and spending time with friends. Cole enjoys reading and learning. He is currently taking time off from school to focus on his Olympic pursuit in luge. 

Career Highlights

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

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