Calgary (RWH) The federation Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton named the Skeleton athletes for the National team. The squad will be led by four Olympians: Jane Channell, Elisabeth Maier, Kevin Boyer and Dave Greszczyszyn. Maier rejoins the National Team after a one-year maternity leave. She already competes at the BMW IBSF World Cup, currently in Innsbruck (AUT), alongside her husband, Austrian bobsleigh pilot Benjamin Maier.
Four other athletes will also look to make a statement on the elite skeleton circuits. Jaclyn Laberge and Madison Charney will continue their development in women’s racing. Mark Lynch, who was a rookie on the World Cup circuit last season, will be the top-ranked Canadian male, while Kyle Murray rounds out the men’s team.
Canada will be able to start two men’s and two women’s sleds in each of the World Cup races this winter. Who exactly will start at which race series will be decided by the federation in the next few days.
While travel details are not yet confirmed, the National Skeleton Program plans to field Canadian athletes for international competitions – both in Europe and the United States – following the holiday break providing it is safe to do so.