From Oshawa, Ontario, bobsledder Cam Stones won a bronze medal in the four-man event as a crewman for pilot Justin Kripps along with Ryan Sommer and Ben Coakwell. At Beijing 2022, Stones also competed in the two-man event with Kripps, finishing 10th.
With plenty of size, speed and aggressiveness, Stones was a natural to transition from rugby to bobsleigh. In 2012 he 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.
Cam made his international bobsleigh debut in January 2015 in a North American Cup race and his Olympic debut at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang where he was part of Nick Poloniato’s 12th-place finishing crew. Cam joined forces with Justin Kripps’ crew in 2019 for the charge towards the Beijing Games. The crew showed immediate chemistry. Cam pushed Team Kripps to six podium finishes in a shortened World Cup season. With two, two-man silvers in Europe and a bronze in the two-man along with a gold in the four-man races in Lake Placid, Cam pushed Kripps to the silver at the World Championships in the two-man, and bronze in the four-man race. The four-medal triumph led to Team Kripps being named Team of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian bobsleigh team only competed in the second half of the 2020-21 season. Kripps and Stones finished in the top-five in all their two-man and four-man races, winning four medals. Back to a full schedule in 2021-22, Kripps finished as the second-ranked pilot in the two-man and four-man World Cup standings. He and Stones reached the podium in four two-man races and Stones was part of three podiums in four-man
A graduate from McMaster University in 2015 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Stones enjoys fly fishing and has a portable fly-tying kit that goes everywhere with him so he can prepare for the fishing season during his downtime on the road.