Name: Cody Sorensen
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Favourite Sports Memory: My favourite sports memory stems from my final year on the track team at the University of Guelph. Going into the National Championships at the end of the year we were ranked 3rd in the country and considerably behind the University of Windsor powerhouse. During those three days of competition however, every single member of our squad either matched or performed better than their rank going into the Championships. As a result, our team ended up winning the National Title for the first time in the history of our school for both the men and women. It was a great feeling and a wonderful team to be a part of.
How you got involved in your sport: I attended an open tryout hosted by Bobsleigh Canada in my final year of school. A few months later I made the team.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: My Dad was an Olympian so I had dreams of representing my country from a very young age.
Favourite Quote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund is a difference maker. Helping to cover real world costs while chasing childhood dreams.
Best Result: 6th place World Championships
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: I always take a few minutes each night before bed to reflect upon what I can improve tomorrow. Always tell yourself why do it tomorrow if it can be accomplished today.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: My Dad has had strong influence on my sporting career. There is this cultural pressure that tells us to get a job, buy a house and settle down. As a former athlete himself, he understands that there is no need to rush. He always says to enjoy life while you are young and have the most ability to enjoy it. I think I would have retired from sport long ago if it wasn’t for him.
Fun Facts: I have a passion for business and enjoy investing in the stock market. I was also born on the exact same day of the same year as my cousin, so we consider ourselves twin cousins.