Name: Chris Mazdzer
Sport: Luge
Position: Singles and doubes with Jayson Terdiman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190lbs
DOB: 6/26/1988
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Mass.
Hometown: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
High School: National Sports Academy (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
College: DeVry University
Coach(es): Bill Tavares, Bengt Walden, Lubomir Mick
Olympic Experience
  • 2010, 2014, 2018
World Championship Experience
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Other Career Highlights
  • 3-time Olympian
  • 10 Individual World Cup medals including 4 gold
  • 8-time Norton National Champion
  • Ranked 3rd overall in the 2015-16 World Cup season (tied for US best ever)
Personal: Chris appeared on Dancing With The Stars in spring 2018...Chris’ favorite television show is the "Family Guy"...When not training for luge, Chris enjoys rock climbing, skiing, hiking and riding his motorcycle...Chris played high school lacrosse and soccer for the National Sports Academy (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
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FUN FACTS

  • Recently named as an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions, a non-profit organization partnering Olympic and Paralympic athletes with students and teachers in underserved communities
  • Chris is the athlete representative to the executive board of the International Luge Federation and the IOC
  • Chris’ favorite show on television is Vice News
  • Chris is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and exploring the world
  • His website is: http://chris-mazdzer-fizm.squarespace.com/

BEST EVER RESULTS

           2018 Olympic silver medalist at XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (a USA first in men's singles)

  • 8-time Norton National Champion

  • Ranked 3rd in the 2015-16 overall World Cup standings (tied for USA Luge best ever)

  • 2015 World Cup gold medal in Lake Placid in singles and relay
  • 2015 World Cup gold medal in Park City (singles)
  • 2014 sprint World Cup gold medal in Calgary
  • Ranked 5th in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 overall World Cup standings
  • Finished 4th in the singles and sprint competitions at the 2016 World Championships

 

18-19 SEASON (Will race singles as well as doubles with Jayson Terdiman)

  • Gold medal in pre-season Lillehammer Cup
  • Captured 8th Norton National Championship in Lake Placid

 

17-18 SEASON

  • 2018 Olympic silver medalist at XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (a USA first in men's singles)
  • 10th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
  • 6th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race
  • 21st place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup singles race
  • 17th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup singles race
  • Tied 16th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 8th place in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
  • 15th in Lake Placid World Cup sprint race
  • 14th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup singles race
  • 4th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup team relay (with Summer Britcher, Matt Mortensen/Jayson Terdiman)
  • 19th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles  race
  • 21st in Winterberg, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 20th in Igls, Austria World Cup singles race

16-17 SEASON
(shoulder surgery spring 2016)
  • 11th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 11th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup sprint race
  • 4th place in Lake Placid World Cup singles race
  • 31st place in Whistler World Cup singles race
  • 7th place in Park City World Cup singles race
  • 10th place in Park City World Cup sprint race
  • 29th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 13th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race
  • 5th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup sprint race
  • 19th place in World Championship singles race (Igls, Austria)
  • 14th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup singles race
  • 12th place in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup singles race
  • 4th place in Pyeongchang, South Korea pre-Olympic World Cup team relay
  • 20th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race

15-16 SEASON (Finished 3rd in overall World Cup rankings; 3rd man in US history in top 3 of final rankings)

  • 2nd place in first seeding race 
  • 3rd place in Norton National Championships
  • T8th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • Gold medal at 2015 Lake Placid World Cup (singles)
  • Gold medal at 2015 Lake Placid World Cup (team relay)
  • Gold medal at 2015 Park City World Cup (singles)
  • 14th place at 2015 Park City World Cup (sprint)
  • Silver medal at 2015 Calgary World Cup (singles)
  • 6th place at 2015 Calgary World Cup (sprint)
  • 8th place at 2016 Sigulda World Cup (singles)
  • 14th place at 2016 Oberhof World Cup (singles)
  • 10th place at 2016 Oberhof World Cup (sprint)
  • 4th place at 2016 Koenigssee World Championship (sprint)
  • 4th place at 2016 Koenigssee World Championship (singles)
  • 11th place at 2016 Sochi World Cup (singles)
  • Bronze medal at 2016 Altenberg World Cup (singles)
  • Silver medal at 2016 Winterberg World Cup (singles)

14-15 SEASON

  • 18th in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 4th in Lake Placid World Cup
  • Gold medal in Calgary, Canada FIL-Sprint World Cup
  • Bronze medal in Calgary, Canada World Cup
  • Bronze medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • Silver medal in Team Relay at Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • Bronze medal in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • Silver medal in Team Relay at Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 10th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 4th place in Lillehammer, Norway World Cup
  • 5th place in Team Relay at Lillehammer, Norway World Cup
  • DNF in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 6th in Sochi, Russia World Cup
  • 4th in Team Relay at Sochi, Russia World Cup

13-14 SEASON
  • Finished 6th in team relay at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Finished 13th at the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
  • 7th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 9th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 18th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 21st in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup (3rd best final heat)
  • World Cup silver medal in Park City, Utah World Cup
  • World Cup silver medal at Whistler
  • 15th place in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 4th place in Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 14th place in Lillehammer World Cup
  • 2013 winner of fall seeding race series
  • 2013 Norton National Champion

12-13 SEASON
  • 12th in Sochi Pre-Olympic World Cup
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid World Cup Team Relay
  • 5th in 2013 Lake Placid World Cup
  • 6th in Whistler, Canada World Championship
  • 17th in Winterberg, Germany World Cup
  • 5th in Team Relay Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 12th in Oberhof, Germany World Cup
  • 15th in Altenberg, Germany World Cup
  • 16th in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria World Cup
  • 22nd in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup
  • 19th in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup
  • 15th in Königssee, Germany World Cup
  • Tied for Norton Nat'l Championship (with Tucker West)