Caleb Smith

USA Bobsled and Skeleton

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Height: 5'7''  Weight: 187 lbs  

Caleb Smith competed as a luge athlete for five years before transferring his experience and knowledge of sliding to skeleton. During the 2006-07 season, Smith won his first ever World Cup medal on his home track in Lake Placid, N.Y, and finished his third season on the World Cup circuit with a 16th overall standing. Smith graduated from Plattsburgh State University in 2006 with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and is currently working on his B.S. in Finance. Smith believes that success in an individual sport isn't just about your own experiences. On his web site, Smith wrote: "Teams of people dedicate their time and money to support a dream that everyone has shared in one form or another, from the athletes we compete against to supporters like you."

ABOUT ME:
Caleb was the salutatorian of his high school. He loves the "subtleties and nuances of wine" and enjoys spending time cooking. Caleb would like to follow his degree in finance and enter the business world after his sliding career, and is also considering pursuing wine making. Caleb says he is "currently preparing myself every day to take advantage of he avenue that best suits my direction and abilities."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 4th overall in 2010-2011 Intercontinental Cup
    -11th in Winterberg (11/10), 9th in Altenberg (12/10), 6th in La Plagne #1 (12/10), 8th in La Plagne #2 (12/10), 8th in Whistler #1 (1/11), 9th in Whistler #2 (1/11), 4th in Lake Placid #1 (1/11), SILVER in Lake Placid #2 (1/11)
  • 11th overall in 2009-2010 Intercontinental Cup
    -15th in Winterberg #1 (11/09), 8th in Winterberg #2 (11/09), 11th in Konigsee (12/09), 8th in Cesana (12/09),
  • 8th overall in 2008-2009 Intercontinental Cup
    -11th in Park City #1 (12/08), 13th in Park City #2 (12/08), 4th in Lake Placid (12/08), 11th in Cesana #1 (1/23), 7th in Cesana #2 (1/24), 7th in Igls (1/09), 10th in Konigssee (2/09)
  • 32nd overall in 2008-2009 World Cup
    -21st in Winterberg (11/08), 17th in Altenberg (12/08)
  • 18th overall in 2007-2008 World cup
    -16th in Calgary (11/07), 16th in Park City (12/07), 9th in Lake Placid (12/07), 19th in Cesana #1 (1/08), 21st in Cesana #2 (1/08), 8th in St. Moritz (1/08), 21st in Königssee (2/08), 22nd in Winterberg (2/08)
    -20th at World Championships in Altenberg, Germany (2/08)
  • 16th overall in 2006-2007 World Cup
    -9th in Calgary (11/06), 24th in Park City (12/06), 2nd in Lake Placid (12/06), 13th in Nagano (01/07), 24th in Igls (01/07), 22nd in Cesana Pariol (02/07), 26th in Winterberg (02/07), 25th in Königssee (02/07)
    12th at World Championships  in St. Moritz, Switzerland (01/07)
  • 18th overall in 2005-2006 Europa Cup
    -GOLD in St. Moritz (01/06)
  • 7th in the 2006 World Junior Championships (02/06)
  • 3rd in the 2005 World Junior Championships (01/05)
  • 2nd overall in 2003-2004 America's Cup
    -4th in Park City (12/03) , 8th in Calgary (12/03), GOLD in Lake Placid (01/04), SILVER at World Junior Championships (02/04)
  • 9th overall in 2002-2003 America's Cup                                                                                               -10th in Lake Placid (11/02), 16th in Calgary (12/02), 5th in Park City (12/02), 1st in Junior National Championships (01/03), 8th in World Junior Championships (02/03), 6th at National Championships (03/03)