Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton team for BMW IBSF World Cup named
In women's skeleton, 2015 World Championships bronze medallist Elisabeth Vathje and Jane Channell, who finished fourth in Winterberg right behind her teammate, represent Canada together with Dave Greszczyszyn and Barrett Martineau in the men’s skeleton competitions.
Two-time Olympic and World Champion Kaillie Humphries will pilot Canada's sled in women's bob and teams up with push athletes Melissa Lotholz and Genevieve Thibault.
The Canadian two-man sleds are piloted by 2014 Olympic sixth Justin Kripps and 2013 World Championships sixth Chris Spring. Kripps, who finished eighth overall in both two-man and four-man bob in last season's World Cup, will also pilot the Canadian sled for the opening three races of the World Cup season in four-man event. The crew of brakemen of the two Canadian pilots will be two-time Olympic medallist Lascelles Brown, Alex Kopacz, Ben Coakwell, Josh Kirkpatrick, Derek Plug and Tim Randall. ©RWH2015-2016