Date of Birth:  February 19, 1982
 Place of Birth: Regina, SK
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Years on National Team:
 2
 Height:  5'11"
 Weight: 203 lbs

Morgan Alexander has been a key part of Pierre Lueders' four-man bobsleigh crew this season.

A bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships on their home track in Calgary helped set the tone for what has been a solid year of racing. In fact, the team would improve over the year, later winning a gold medal at a World Cup stop in Konigssee, Germany.

A rookie on the national team last year, Alexander enjoyed early success, winning silver at a World Cup race in Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo. Hs quick feet and explosive strength are key qualities that have contributed to his quick ascent to Canada's top four-man crew.

Born in Regina, Alexander is one of three Saskatchewan natives playing prominent roles on the bobsleigh teams headed for Turin. Ken Kotyk, a fellow crewmember in Lueders' sled, is from Canora, Saskatchewan, while Saskatoon's Jaime Cruickshank is one of the young guns on the rapidly improving women's team.

With Lueders' four-man team on a hot streak coming into Turin in 2006, Alexander has a good shot at winning a medal.


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