Biography:

Two-time Olympian finished 10th in 2006 and 12th in 2002 … Six-time competitor at WC with top result 9th in 2005 … Veteran has competed in 12 World Cup seasons … Was first Canadian to win a luge silver medal on World Cup circuit (2004) … Seven-time Canadian champion.

Getting to know…

First started natural luge at age 14 … Graduated from Mount Royal College in 2005 with applied degree in journalism … Has a pre-competition ritual of washing hands before slipping on race gloves … Favourite quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” … Has admitted being too frightened to go too fast on a crazy carpet or toboggan … Athletic family includes grandfather, Bill Porter who competed in triathlon, mother Vicki who was a Phys-ed teacher, and father David and brothers Robin and Ryan who were active in sport.