TJ Burns

Bobsled and Skeleton

HEIGHT: 6'3''  WEIGHT: 220 lbs

TJ Burns was recruited for bobsled by former national team coach John Philbin in 2005. During his first season, he won two gold medals and a silver medal pushing for John Napier on the America's Cup circuit.  Since then Burns has raced on the World Cup tour, pushing for drivers Holcomb, Napier, Kohn and most recently Hays.  Burns pushed with driver Todd Hays in the 4-man for the 2009 World Championships, placing 9th.

ABOUT ME:
Burns graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University in 2003 with a degree in history.  While at Mount Saint Mary's he played goalkeeper on the soccer team.  Burns loves the rush that he feels while going down the track in a bobsled.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2009-2010 World Cup as push athlete for John Napier & Mike Kohn in the four-man
    -8th in Park City (11/09), 14th in Lake Placid (11/09), 9th in Cesana (12/09),
  • 2009-2010 America's Cup as push athlete for Mike Kohn in the four-man
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    GOLD in Lake Placid #1 (12/09), GOLD in Lake Placid #2 (12/09),
  • 2009-2010 America's Cup as brakeman for Mike Kohn in the two-man
    -SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (12/09),
  • 6th at 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Push Championship
  • 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid
    -9th in 4-man with Todd Hays
    -17th in 2-man with with John Napier
  • 2008-2009 World Cup as push athlete for Todd Hays in the four-man                                        -13th in Winterberg (11/08), 19th in Altenberg (12/08), 9th in Bob Igls (12/08)
  • 2007-2008 World Cup as push athlete for John Napier and Mike Kohn in the four-man         -8th in Lake Placid (12/07), 14th in Cortina (1/08)
  • 2006-2007 World Cup as brakeman for Steve Holcomb and Mike Kohn in the four-man
    -5th in Calgary (12/06), 10th in Park City (12/06), 7th in Lake Placid (12/06), 9th in Igls (01/07)                                                                                                                                                             -16th in World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland (02/07)
  • 2005-2006 World Cup as brakeman for John Napier in the two-man
    -28th in St. Moritz (01/06)
  • 2005-2006 World Cup as brakeman for John Napier in the four-man                                       -27th in St. Moritz (01/06)
  • 2005-2006 Europa Cup as brakeman for John Napier in the two-man
    -20th in Königssee (12/05)
  • 2005-2006 Europa Cup as brakeman for Mike Bradley in the four-man                                   -12th in Winterberg (02/06)
  • 2005-2006 America's Cup as brakeman for John Napier in the four-man 
    -GOLD in Lake Placid (11/05), GOLD in Park City (11/05), GOLD in Calgary
  • 2006 World Junior Championship in Igls (02/06)                                                                           -8th overall as brakeman with John Napier in the two-man 
    -7th overall as a brakeman in the four-man