In February, Saranac Lake’s Chris Mazdzer became the first U.S. athlete to win a men’s singles luge Olympic medal when he claimed silver in PyeongChang. Chris hopes that his medal will inspire other youth to fulfill their dream and perhaps follow in his footsteps of being a three-time Olympian and Olympic medalist.
Chris Mazdzer was born on June 26, 1988 in Saranac Lake, NY. When not traveling and competing, Chris lives in Saranac Lake and takes advantage of area outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and exploring. His favorite TV show is Vice News.
He is a member of the US Luge team and also serves as the athlete representative to the executive board of the Federation of International Luge.
Mazdzer made Olympic history on February 11, 2018, becoming the first American man to win an Olympic medal in men’s singles luge. Chris claimed the silver medal in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Congratulations to Chris and the entire USA Luge Team!