With plenty of size, speed and aggressiveness, Cam Stones was a natural to transition from rugby to bobsleigh. In 2012 he had captained Canada at the U20 Junior World Rugby Trophy. He’d also enjoyed a successful varsity career at McMaster University, during which he had seen national team bobsleigh athletes training and thought that might be something he’d like to pursue.
He 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 returned to the North American Cup circuit to start the 2015-16 season before making his World Cup debut in January 2016 as a member of Chris Spring’s four-man crew. He competed in a World Cup two-man race for the first time in February 2016 with pilot Nick Poloniato, with his world championship debut coming later in the year in the non-Olympic team event.
Stones moved to the World Cup circuit fulltime in 2016-17 and earned his first medal, a four-man bronze, in Lake Placid with Spring, Lascelles Brown and Samuel Giguere. He was also in Spring’s four-man sled at the 2017 World Championships. Primarily racing in the four-man event with both Spring and Poloniato, Stones was part of three top-10 finishes during the 2017-18 World Cup season.
A little more about Cam
Outside Interests: Graduated from McMaster University in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science… Enjoys fly fishing and has a portable fly-tying kit that goes everywhere with him so he can prepare for the fishing season during his downtime on the road… Odds and Ends: When he was 18, got up really early to watch the Vancouver 2010 torch relay pass through his hometown… Favourite motto: It’s better to show up to the race 80% fit and 100% healthy than 80% healthy and 100% fit… Very superstitious at competitions, with everything detailed on race day down to the specific socks he will wear…
Notable International Results
IBSF World Championships: 2017 – 13th (four-man)