DFX Pro Staffer Chris Mazdzer is an American luger who has competed internationally since 2001. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finishing 13th. Mazdzer’s best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 6th in the men’s singles at Whistler, British Columbia in 2013. His best World Cup season finish was 13th in 2012-13. Chris utilizes the Dynaflex line of products to increase his grip strength as well as his overall arm conditioning.
Here is what Chris has to say about his DFX products:
“I incorporate the DFX Sports Pro into my training to help tune those valuable tenths, hundredths and even thousandths of a second to win!”
Chris Mazdzer was named to his first Olympics team on December 13th, 2010. In a two-run race-off with roommate Jonathan Myles, Mazdzer was edged out by 0.161 seconds for the team’s final singles spot for the 2006 Games. Competing in his second world championships in 2009, he finished 14th in Lake Placid.
Mazdzer is one of the most-decorated junior competitors in USA Luge history. He is a three-time junior national champion (2006-08) and won numerous junior World Cup gold medals. He was also the 2005 Youth A men’s singles World Cup champ, the overall silver medalist in 2004 and the 2003 overall Youth A men’s singles World Cup silver medalist. He’s a native of Saranac Lake, N.Y., just 8 miles down the road from Lake Placid.
Born: June 26, 1988, Pittsfield, MA
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
- Finished 13th at the 2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada
- 2010 Norton Men’s Singles National Champion
- 2010 USA Luge Start Champion
- 2005 Youth A men’s singles World Cup champion, 2003 overall Youth A (to age 17) men’s singles World Cup silver medalist, 2004 overall bronze medalist
- Five-time medalist in 2007-08 Junior (to age 20) World Cup (three gold, two silver)
- A two-time Junior World Luge Championship team event silver medalist (2006 & 2007)
- 23rd Junior World Luge Championship team event gold medalist
- Three-time Verizon U.S. Junior national champion (2006, 2007 & 2008)
- 2007 Verizon U.S. national champion
- 2008 Verizon U.S. Junior national champion
- Finished 17th in Senior World Cup (Sigulda, Latvia)
- Finished 14th in the World Championships in Lake Placid, NY