| Date of Birth:
Sept. 4, 1985
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
Residence: Calgary, AB
Years on National Team:
Weight: 161 lbs
An accomplished skier growing up, Kaillie Simundson originally dreamed of going to the Olympics as a member of the Canadian Alpine team. With a gold and a silver in the giant slalom and slalom, respectively, at the 2000 Alberta Winter Games, Simundson skied herself onto the Canadian Developmental team as a teenager.
However, after some time buried low on the team's depth chart, she decided to try a new sport and took up bobsleigh. She enjoyed early success in the sport, coming in eighth at the 2003 World Championships before winning the silver at the 2004 Canadian Championships.
As the brakeman for emerging pilot Helen Upperton, she slid to another international eighth-place finish at a World Cup race on her home track in Calgary during the 2004-05 season.
The Olympic year was supposed to be the big one for Simundson but, unfortunately, she suffered a serious ankle injury at the 2005 World Bobsleigh Push Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. That opened the door for Heather Moyse to take her spot with Upperton and the new team has been on fire.
Simundson has managed a pair of Top-10 results with Upperton during the current World Cup season, but it's Moyse that will most likely be selected to race in Turin. However, it's possible Simundson may end up racing
2006 Bobsleigh Coverage