Name: Chris Mazdzer
Sport: Luge
Position: Singles and doubles with Jayson Terdiman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210 lbs
DOB: 6/26/1988
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, 2019
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Olympic silver medalist at XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (a USA first in men's singles)
  • 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)
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FUN FACTS

  • 2018 Dancing With The Stars contestant with pro dancer Witney Carson; Advanced to third of four rounds in the season
  • 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: www.chrismazdzer.com

BEST EVER RESULTS

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

  • Bronze medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup Team Relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West)
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid, NY World Cup sprint race
  • Silver medal in Calgary, Canada World Cup team relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West)
  • 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 (Raced singles as well as doubles with Jayson Terdiman; Finished 7th overall in doubles in abbreviated season)

Season ended prematurely due to shoulder and neck issues. Underwent shoulder surgery Feb. 20, second such procedure since spring 2016

  • DNR in Sochi, Russia World Cup finals
  • 6th place in Oberhof, Germany team relay with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West
  • 10th place in Oberhof, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • 9th place in Altenberg, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • DNR Altenberg, Germany World Cup singles race due to neck injury
  • 6th place in Winterberg, Germany World Championship team relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Emily Sweeney, Jonny Gustafson)
  • 11th place in Winterberg, Germany World Championship doubles race
  • 5th place in Winterberg, Germany World Championship doubles sprint race
  • DNR in men's sprint and men's singles due to neck injury
  • 13th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup singles race
  • 11th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup doubles race
  • 4th place in Sigulda, Latvia World Cup team relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West)
  • Bronze medal in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup Team Relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West)
  • 9th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup doubles race
  • 9th place in Koenigssee, Germany World Cup singles race
  • Silver medal in Lake Placid, NY World Cup sprint doubles race
  • 6th place in Lake Placid, NY World Cup doubles race
  • 6th place in Lake Placid, NY World Cup sprint race
  • 4th place in Lake Placid, NY World Cup singles race
  • Silver medal in Calgary, Canada World Cup team relay (with Jayson Terdiman, Summer Britcher, Tucker West)
  • 5th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup doubles race
  • 24th place in Calgary, Canada World Cup singles race
  • 6th place in Whistler, Canada World Cup team relay
  • 7th place in Whistler, Canada World Cup doubles race
  • 9th place in Igls, Austria World Cup doubles sprint
  • 17th place in Igls, Austria World Cup singles
  • 10th place in Igls, Austria World Cup doubles
  • 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