- 2006 Olympian finished 17th …. Career best is 9th, set at the 2008 WC … Veteran of six WC and eight World Cup seasons … Best-ever World Cup result was 5th in 2009.
World Championship (WC) Results
- 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 17th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 9th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 32nd 2005 (Park City, USA): 18th – doubles mixed; 27th – singles 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 13th – doubles mixed; 25th – singles 2003 (Sigulda, LAT): 20th – doubles mixed; 34th – singles
- 2009-10: Finished career-high 5th at World Cup in Calgary (11/21/09) … Added 8th-place finish in Altenberg, GER. 2008-09: Top Canadian at WC, finishing 17th (02/06/09) … Three top-15 World Cup finishes, best was 12th at Whistler Olympic venue (02/21/09) … Canadian champion. 2007-08: His 9th-place finish at the WC (01/24/08) is his career highlight … Particularly considering he was 32nd the year before … Recorded top World Cup result in Calgary, 12th place. 2006-07: Finished 32nd at WC … Had four top-20 World Cup results, best being 17th in Park City, USA … Canadian champion. 2005-06: First Olympic Winter Games (02/12/06), finished 19th out of 35 who finished … Two 14th-place World Cups results in Altenberg, GER and Calgary. 2004-05: At WC, finished 27th and 18th in doubles … Top World Cup finish was 21st in Oberhof, GER. 2002-04: Initial two World Cup seasons, top results 21st in Salt Lake City, USA and in Lake Placid, USA … At first WC, finished 34th and 20th in doubles (02/23/03).
- Before each race, always slips right glove on first and practices breathing and visualization … Attends Quest University Canada in Squamish, B.C. … Attended Calgary's National Sport School from 1999 to 2002, where he completed high school while pursuing luge … Enjoys road cycling, skiing, golf and mountain biking … Nickname is Silent Sam.
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