Chris Burgess

USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Chris Burgess became interested in the sport of skeleton after watching the 2002 Winter Olympics.  "Skeleton reminded me of going down a hill headfirst on a skateboard like I did as a kid, so it seemed like a natural fit," he said.  Burgess graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a degree in Exercise Science, and began his skeleton career shortly after that.  His favorite career moment so far was winning gold in Lake Placid in the America's Cup last season.

ABOUT ME

When he's not training, Chris enjoys cooking and barbecuing.  His favorite aspect of the sport of skeleton is "the people, both on the US and international teams."

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2nd overall in 2009-2010 America's Cup
    -SILVER in Park City #1 (12/09), BRONZE in Park City #2 (12/09), SILVER in Park City #3 (12/09), 12th in Calgary #1 (12/09), 6th in Calgary #2 (12/09), SILVER in Lake Placid #1 (12/09), BRONZE in Lake Placid #2 (12/09)
  • 14th overall in 2008-2009 America's Cup
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    GOLD in Lake Placid #1, SILVER in Lake Placid #2
  • 2nd overall in 2007-2008 America's Cup
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    10th in Park City #1 (1/08), 4th in Park City #2 (1/08), 15th in Calgary #1 (1/08), 11th in Calgary #2 (1/08), 6th in Lake Placid #1 (4/08), BRONZE in Lake Placid #2 (4/08)
  • 2006-07 European Cup
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    26th in Konigssee (12/06), 17th in Cesana (12/06), 8th in Winterberg (1/07)
  • 2006-2007 America's Cup
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    16th in Calgary #1 (11/06), 26th in Calgary #2, 8th in Lake Placid #1 (12/06), 11th in Lake Placid #2 (12/06)