Former Blues player Cam Stones named to Olympic bobsleigh team; Photo Credit to Jose Romelo Lagman
Former Ontario Blues player Cam Stones has been named to Team Canada's Olympic four-man bobsleigh team for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Stone is a Whitby, Ontario native and played club rugby with the Ajax Wanderers. He also excelled for the McMaster Marauders Men's Rugby team from 2010-2014, while completing an Honours in Political Science from the university. He was a OUA Men's Rugby All-Star on three separate occasions and won a Championship with the Marauders in 2010. He also suited up for Rugby Canada's age-grade program, captaining the U20's at the Junior World Rugby Trophy.
The Rugby Ontario community will definitely be cheering on Cam, as his four-man team begin competition on February 24, 2018. For more information, visit https://olympic.ca/team-canada/cam-stones/.
Biography Courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee
With plenty of size, speed and aggressiveness, Cam Stones was a natural to transition from rugby to bobsleigh. In 2012 he had captained Canada at the U20 Junior World Rugby Trophy. He’d also enjoyed a successful varsity career at McMaster University, during which he had seen national team bobsleigh athletes training and thought that might be something he’d like to pursue.
He attended his first scouting combine at age 22 and a year later made his international bobsleigh debut in January 2015 in a North American Cup race. He returned to the North American Cup circuit to start the 2015-16 season before making his World Cup debut in January 2016 as a member of Chris Spring’s four-man crew. He competed in a World Cup two-man race for the first time in February 2016 with pilot Nick Poloniato, with his world championship debut coming later in the year in the non-Olympic team event.
Stones moved to the World Cup circuit fulltime in 2016-17 and earned his first medal, a four-man bronze, in Lake Placid with Spring, Lascelles Brown and Samuel Giguere. He was also in Spring’s four-man sled at the 2017 World Championships. Primarily racing in the four-man event with both Spring and Poloniato, Stones was part of three top-10 finishes during the 2017-18 World Cup season.
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