Zach Lund

Bobsled and Skeleton

  • 2010

Height: 6'0'' Weight: 185  

Zach Lund made a flip from feet-first to head-first in 1999 after deciding to switch from the sport of luge to the sport of skeleton.  Shortly thereafter, Lund claimed two America's Cup titles in 2002 and 2004, and slid to a top-10 finish at every World Cup race in the 2005 season.  Lund fought back after serving a suspension for the banned substance finasteride, a drug that has since been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list,  and claimed the overall 2007 World Cup title.  He won five medals, four of them gold, and currently owns two track records after smashing the previous records in Cesana and Königssee.  In the 2007-2008 season, Lund placed sixth at the World Championship in Altenberg and ranked 3rd in the World Cup standings.

ABOUT ME:
Lund is the youngest of four children and greatly admires his parents.  When he was 15, he made a promise to his mother, who passed away after a two- year battle with skin cancer, to always follow his dreams.  He followed and achieved his first dream of winning the overall World Cup title in 2007 and is eagerly pursuing his Olympic dream.  Lund is enrolled at Westminster College in Utah with a major in aviation.  He hopes to fly forest-fire sludge bombers when he retires from sliding.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 5th with a total time of 3:31.27
  • Named to 2006 Olympic team, but did not compete

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 13th overall in 2009-2010 World Cup
    -5th overall in Park City (11/09), 10th in Lake Placid (11/09), 9th in Cesana (12/09), 16th in Winterberg (12/09), 9th in Altenberg (12/09), 14th in Konigssee (1/10), 16th in St. Moritz (1/10), 20th in Igls (1/10)
  • 11th overall in 2008-2009 World Cup
    -10th in Winterberg (11/08), 8th in Altenberg (12/08), 20th in Igls (12/08), 14th in Konigssee (1/09), 7th in St. Moritz (1/17), 7th in Whistler (2/06), 13th in Park City #1 (2/11), 4th in Park City #1 (2/12)
  • 10th at 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid (2/09)   
  • 3rd overall 2007-2008 World Cup
    -11th in Calgary (11/07), GOLD in Park City (12/07), BRONZE in Lake Placid (12/07), 5th in Cesana #1 (1/08), GOLD in Cesana #2 (1/08), SILVER in St. Moritz (1/08), 5th in Königssee (2/08), 9th in Winterberg (2/08)
  • 6th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany(2/08)
  • 2007 World Cup Champion
    -5th in Calgary (11/06), GOLD in Park City (12/06), GOLD in Lake Placid (12/06), SILVER in Nagano (01/07), 5th in Igls (01/07), SIVER in Cesana Pariol (02/07- set the track record), 13th in Winterberg (02/07), GOLD in Königssee (02/07- set the track record)
  • 3rd at World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland (2/07)
  • 10th overall in 2005-06 World Cup
    -BRONZE in Lake Placid (11/05), BRONZE in Igls (12/05), SILVER in Sigulda (12/05)
  • 2004 America's Cup Champion
    -GOLD in Park City (12/03), GOLD in Calgary (12/03), SILVER in Lake Placid (01/04)
  • 14th overall in 2002-2003 World Cup standings
    -10th in Calgary (11/02), 8th in Park City (11/02), 9th in Lake Placid (12/02), 38th in Igls (01/03), 9th in St. Moritz (01/03), 8th in Altenberg (02/03)
  • 5th at World Championships in Nagano, Japan (02/03)
  • 2002 America's Cup Champion 
    -GOLD and SILVER in Lake Placid (12/01), GOLD in Calgary (11/01)
  • 30th overall in 2000-2001 World Cup standings
     -21st in Nagano (02/01)
  • 2nd overall in 2000-2001 America's Cup standings
    -4th in Calgary (11/00), GOLD in Park City (12/00), 4th in Lake Placid (12/00)

 

 

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