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Chris Mazdzer
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Mazdzer in 2018
Personal information
Full name Christopher Mazdzer
Nationality American
Born (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 34)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 190 lb
Mara Marian
(m. 2020)
Country United States
Sport Luge
Event(s) Doubles
Medal record
Men's luge
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2018 Pyeongchang Singles
World Championships
Bronze 2020 Sochi Mixed team

Christopher Mazdzer (/ˈmæzdər/; born June 26, 1988) is an American luger. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, finishing 13th on both occasions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics Mazdzer won the silver medal in the Men's Single Luge, becoming the first U.S. men's singles luge medalist and the first and currently only non-European to win a medal in that event.


On December 4, 2015, Mazdzer won the 2015–16 Luge World Cup Men's singles event at Lake Placid in the first-ever one-two finish for the United States in a men's singles luge World Cup event, with the 2014–15 winner and track record holder, Tucker West, coming in second. Until his 2015 win, Mazdzer's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was sixth in the singles at Whistler, British Columbia, in 2013. His best World Cup season finish was 13th in 2012–13. In December 2014, he won the men's singles event in the luge sprint in the second ever to be held and to be competed in event at the World Cup level in the discipline. Mazdzer was therein victorious at the FIL "Sprint" World Cup event at the Calgary track.

On February 11, 2018, Mazdzer won a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Dancing with the Stars

In April 2018, Mazdzer was announced as one of the celebrities for season 26 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Witney Carson. He was eliminated in the third week of the four-week season, placing fourth in the competition.

Personal life

Mazdzer's hometown is Saranac Lake, New York. Mazdzer met his Romanian-born wife, Mara, in the summer of 2017 and they became engaged in October 2019; they were married in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 19, 2020.

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