Kristen Bujnowski

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Brakeman
Height:178cm
Weight:77kg
Birth Date:Mar. 14, 1992 (age 26)
Birth Place:London, Ont.
Residence:Mount Brydges, Ont.
Instagram:@kmbujnowski

Kristen Bujnowski was recruited to the Canadian bobsleigh program in 2017 loaded with potential.

Kristen was first introduced to bobsleigh when the team was recruiting athletes at the 2011 Canadian Junior National Track and Field Championships. It was her long jump coach at the time who advised her to try one of the fastest sports on ice when she was done with track. Six years later, she was reminded of this discussion, and found a local testing camp in nearby London, Ont.

Fit and powerful thanks to a regular CrossFit training program, Kristen was all-in. She attended the camp in June 2017, and two weeks later found herself in Calgary pushing in the Ice House where she was posting great numbers.

A whole new world exploded in the face of the engineering professional. Kristen was then invited to attend the BCS prospect camp, followed by the National Team Camp in September last year. She jumped into a sled for the first time just days after, was an alternate on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games bobsleigh squad, and is now one of the top brakeman in the women’s program.

Kristen grew up on a family farm in Mount Brydges, Ont. She received a mechanical engineering degree concurrently with a Kinesiology degree from Western University in 2015.

Kristen has always been a talented athlete. She competed on the Mustang Varsity Track and Field (long jump and shot put) Team, and the Rowing Team while at Western. She is currently a research and development engineer at Baylis Medical in Mississauga, Ont. She also tutors high school math in her spare time.

Career Highlights

Alternate on Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games/Remplaçante sur Équipe Canada aux Jeux Olympiques d’hiver 2018
2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 9
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 9
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 7
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7
Earned a spot on Canada’s 2018 NextGen Team/retenue à l’équipe canadienne de la relève 2018

Olympic Winter Games Results

Alternate on Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games/Remplaçante sur Équipe Canada aux Jeux Olympiques d’hiver 2018

World Cup Results

2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 9
2017 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 9
2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 7
2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 7