Bryan Barnett


Bryan Barnett is a dual season Olympian. He made his Olympic debut in track and field at Beijing 2008 before switching over to bobsleigh in which he competed at Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018. As a sprinter, Barnett won 200m silver at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships. He went on to compete at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 IAAF World Championships. At the 2007 Pan American Games he was a member of the Canadian 4x100m relay team that captured silver. He represented Canada at Beijing 2008 in the 200m.

Feeling that his running abilities would transfer well to bobsleigh, Barnett decided to give the ice track a try. Named to the national development team, he made his competitive debut in November 2013 at the North American Cup stop in Calgary, helping push Justin Kripps to four-man silver. He made his World Cup debut less than two weeks later. In January 2014, he stood atop the World Cup podium with Kripps in Königssee, Germany after winning the two-man event. At Sochi 2014, he and Kripps were the top-ranked Canadian sled in the two-man event with their sixth-place finish. Barnett did not compete internationally in 2015-16 or 2016-17. In his return to the World Cup circuit in 2017-18, he won a bronze medal in St. Moritz as a member of Christopher Spring’s four-man crew. He was also a member of Spring’s four-man crew at PyeongChang 2018.

A little more about Bryan…

Outside Interests: During the off-season enjoys playing video games and eating whatever he wants… Odds and Ends: Favourite Olympic memory is being in the Olympic Village at Beijing 2008 and watching Usain Bolt break the world record with his hand hitting his chest before the finish line… Favourite motto: You can do anything you put your mind to…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing Athletics200m - MenDNF
2014 SochiBobsleighTwo-Man - Men6
2014 SochiBobsleighFour-Man - Men13
2018 PyeongChangBobsleighFour-Man - Men16

Notable International Results

Olympic Winter Games: 2018 – 16th (4-man); 2014 – 6th (2-man), 13th (4-man)

Olympic Summer Games: 2008 - DNF (200m)

IBSF World Championships: 2015 – 13th (4-man), 16th (2-man)