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Cam Stones

Athlete – Bobsleigh

Photo Credit: Viesturs Lacis (rekords)

Born and raised in Whitby, Ontario, Cam Stones developed an intense enthusiasm for sports at a young age. In time, his ideal combination of size, speed, strength, and fearlessness led Cam to focus his energies on the sport of rugby, which ultimately led to a successful varsity career, including captaining for McMaster University and as a member of Team Canada at the 2011 and 2012 U20 Junior World Rugby Trophy. Cam would not have found his way into this sport without the coaching and mentorship he received from his high school and club coaches, with whom he keeps in touch to this day.

But it would be his transition to the sport of bobsleigh in 2015 that would catapult Cam to his greatest successes on the international stage. He debuted on the World Cup circuit early in 2016, racing for Canada in both the two-man and four-man competitions, and throughout the next seven years, Cam achieved World Cup podium results a total of 22 times, including four gold medals in the four-man (one in 2018-19 and three in 2019-20). Additionally, Cam earned Top 5 finishes in every two-man and four-man race during the 2020-21 season.

He competed for Canada at World Championships on five occasions between 2016 and 2021 (there were no such events in 2018 and 2022 due to scheduling of the Winter Olympics). The 2019 World Championships were held on home ice in Whistler, BC, where Cam recorded his most successful World Championship results, winning a silver medal in the two-man event and a bronze medal in the four-man competition. During the two-man race, Cam and his pilot, Justin Kripps, set the two-man track record for Whistler, the world’s fastest track, where sleds can reach speeds upwards of 160 kilometers per hour.

Cam is also a two-time Olympian, representing Canada in PyeongChang 2018 (four-man) and Beijing 2022 (two-man and four-man). Building upon a 12th place finish at the 2018 Games, Cam’s enduring passion for bobsleigh and a commitment to his craft saw him earn a bronze medal in the four-man competition in Beijing. This outstanding achievement, in conjunction with his record of success across all international competitions, takes on greater significance when one considers that the sport of bobsleigh has traditionally been dominated by athletes from Eastern European countries. In Beijing, Cam and his team prevented a Germany podium sweep, achieving their bronze medal by the slim margin of six one-hundredths of a second.

A graduate of Sinclair Secondary School and McMaster University (Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science), Cam currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Zoe Hickel, a two-time world champion with the United States Women’s National Hockey Team. Cam’s free time is spent in the mountains, fishing on a river, or keeping pace with Zoe on the ski hill.

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