Dave Greszczyszyn was 27-years-old when he first tried skeleton in the fall of 2007. A year later, he was competing in his first North American Cup races, having left behind his full-time job as a teacher in Ontario to move to Calgary for training full time.
After spending 2015-16 primarily on the Europa Cup circuit, Nick Poloniato joined the World Cup team full-time in 2016-17. He surpassed all expectations with a fifth-place finish in the two-man event at the world championships with Neville Wright.
Alex Kopacz celebrated his first World Cup podium in January 2016 when he was part of Justin Kripps’ four-man crew that won bronze in Lake Placid. In the 2017-18 season the Kripps-Kopacz earned four podiums together in the two-man event, including one victory.
In an impressive debut World Cup season, Mirela Rahneva stood on the podium four times, including her first World Cup victory in St. Moritz.
Cam Stones attended his first scouting combine at age 22 and a year later made his international bobsleigh debut in January 2015 in a North American Cup race. He made his World Cup debut in January 2016.
Josh Kirkpatrick made his first World Cup start as a member of Chris Spring’s four-man crew in 2014 after attending at talent ID camp that summer.
Kevin Drury made his World Cup debut as a ski cross racer in December 2015. His first big World Cup breakthrough came at the Olympic test event of the Phoenix Snow Park in February 2016 when he finished fourth in his first appearance in a Big Final.
In November 2017, Evan McEachran earned his first World Cup podium with a second-place finish in Stubai, Austria. He added a bronze medal to his resume at Mammoth Mountain, California in January 2018.