Alysia Rissling

Professional Athlete

Canada

Alysia is currently the seventh ranked female bobsleigh pilot in the World. Born and raised in Edmonton, she played five years of basketball in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Alysia decided she wasn't done being an athlete and moved to Calgary to pursue a career in bobsledding. After a year competing as a brakeman, she moved into the front seat and learned how to pilot the sled. Alysia was a part of history when she became the first woman to ever pilot a four-man sled in an official race that had a crew of all women. In the 2017 season, Alysia graduated to the World Cup circuit, and climbed the world rankings with multiple top ten finishes and a World Cup bronze medal at the PyeongChang Olympic test event. Her goal of representing Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics was realized as she competed in the two-man bobsleigh event.


Hometown

Edmonton, Alberta

Currently Trains:

Calgary, Alberta