Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker - LugeName: Tristan Walker
Sport: Luge
Hometown: Cochrane, AB

What is the biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
I would have to say the thing that high performance sport has taught me the most is that nothing worth having comes easy. If you want to achieve excellence you have to be willing to put in the work.

How you got involved in your sport: A luge recruitment camp at Canada Olympic Park

The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: The moment I knew I wanted to represent Canada was when I was first given a team jacket. I realized the maple leaf on the jacket meant I was not just sliding for me anymore but for all of Canada.

Favourite Quote: “Thousandths matter.”

CAN Fund Testimonial: Being a three-time CAN Fund recipient has allowed me to focus 100% on finding the thousandths of a second that could be the difference between being on the podium or being 4th.

Best Result:
-2018 Olympics – Relay – Silver Medal

Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: In Luge we race for thousandths of a second and I use that to push myself. From dry-land training to the food that I eat to preparing my equipment, I need to know if I end up 0.001 seconds away from a gold medal that I have done absolutely everything I could have done.

Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: My Mom likes to remind me when I’m not happy with lines or frustrated with run times why I started sliding in the first place. Because it’s fun, because it’s the one thing I like doing most in the world, because I love going fast.

Fun Facts: I play guitar and juggle. I don’t have any superstitions… that’s bad luck