Tag: Ben Coakwell

Olympic Recap Day 16

Coakwell claims bronze in third Olympics The third time was the charm for bobsleigh brakeman Ben Coakwell as he and his four-man sled, piloted by Justin Kripps, won bronze at the Winter Games in Beijing — the third career Olympics Moose Jaw’s career. The… Continue Reading “Olympic Recap Day 16”

Olympic Recap Day 15

Coakwell third after two runs Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell is poised for a spot on the podium after he and his four-man bobsleigh team finished the first two heats in third place. Piloted by Justin Kripps, the sled completed the first run in 58.38… Continue Reading “Olympic Recap Day 15”

Olympic Recap Day 14

No Saskatchewan athletes in competition on Day 14 There were no Saskatchewan athletes in action on Day 14 of the Beijing Winter Games, but Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell will start his competition on Day 15. The bobsleigh brakeman, who is a part of Justin… Continue Reading “Olympic Recap Day 14”

Beijing Olympic contingent

For the second time in less than seven months, sport fans are getting ready to cheer on Saskatchewan individuals as they represent the province and Canada at the Olympic Games, running February 4-20 in Beijing.  The Saskatchewan Olympic contingent for the Beijing Games features 15 individuals, including six athletes, three coaches, four mission and support… Continue Reading “Beijing Olympic contingent”

Coakwell Olympic team

January 20, 2022Photo courtesy of IBSF Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell is heading back to the Winter Olympics for a third consecutive appearance as a brakeman with the Justin Kripps’ piloted four-person bobsleigh.  Coakwell, who recently tied the Canadian record for World Cup medals by a brakeman at 17,… Continue Reading “Coakwell Olympic team”

Coakwell Olympics

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask SportPhoto credit: International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation “Our goal is to win the Olympics:” Moose Jaw’s Coakwell set to represent hometown once again Ben Coakwell has an interesting way of explaining travelling in a bobsled going 150 km/h down a track.  “It’s… Continue Reading “Coakwell Olympics”

Coakwell on World Cup

Olympic.ca and Bobsleigh Canada, November 19, 2021Photo courtesy of IBSF Ben Coakwell will be looking to qualify for his third Olympic Games when the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) begins its 2021-22 World Cup season on Nov. 19-21 in Igls, Austria. Coakwell, who… Continue Reading “Coakwell on World Cup”

Coakwell trains during COVID

Canadian bobsledder Ben Coakwell turned garage into gym CBC, November 27, 2020Photo Credit: International Bobsleigh Federation Two-time Olympian Ben Coakwell wasn’t going to let COVID-19 stop him from training. The Team Canada brakeman from Moose Jaw converted his garage into a home gym. The… Continue Reading “Coakwell trains during COVID”