Regan Lauscher
  • Born: 02/21/1980
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Luge and Cross Country teams Photo by Mike RidewoodOverall

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.

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 15th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 17th 2005 (Park City, USA): 9th 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 14th 2003 (Sigulda, LAT): 14th 2001 (Calgary, CAN): 15th

Career Notes

2009-10: Finished 10th at World Cup in Calgary … Finished 9th and 11th at two more. 2008-09: Missed part of season after double shoulder surgery … Returned to post a 12th-place finish at World Cup in Konigssee, GER (01/04/09), matching that result in Calgary (02/14/09) … On Olympic track in Whistler, was 13th at World Cup (02/21/09). 2007-08: Was 17th at WC (01/27/08) … Top results on the World Cup circuit were 9th at both Calgary and Konigssee, GER. 2006-07: Three top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit, her best finish 4th place in Calgary (12/09/06) … Part of team event that placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in three World Cups. 2005-06: Achieved best Olympic finish ever, 10th place (02/12/06) … Finished 11th in three separate World Cups. 2004-05: First Canadian ever to win a silver medal in a World Cup, in Lake Placid (12/04/04) … In January, won bronze at a Challenge Cup that featured the world’s top-12 sliders … Finished 9th at WC (02/18/05) … 2003-04: Finished 14th at WC (02/14/04) … Top World Cup result was 7th in Calgary (12/06/03). 2001-03: At first Olympic Winter Games, finished 12th (02/15/02) … Five top-10 World Cup results over two seasons, best result being 4th in Lillehammer, NOR (01/19/03) … Finished 14th at WC. 1998-01: Finished 15th at her first WC (02/25/01) … Won first Canadian title in 2000 … In 19 World Cup events over this time, her top result was 11th in Igls, AUS.


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.

Olympic Highlights








2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesLugeSingles - Women - 12
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesLugeSingles - Women - 10
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesLugeSingles - Women - 15
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