Chris Mazdzer’s family moved from Massachusetts to the Adirondack region of upstate New York when he was young. The Adirondacks are located not far from Lake Placid, which hosted the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Chris Mazdzer Dancing with the Stars
Chris, at age eight, began his career there. He could have tried bobsledding instead, but he chose luge because the line was shorter and he could get more runs down the freezing track in one afternoon.
That ended up being a brilliant plan. Chris became the first American to win a medal in the Men’s Single Luge event at the Winter Olympics twenty years later, on 12 February 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Chris is not only a pretty face and a strong body; he also has a degree in business and hopes to become a financial advisor after his sporting career is over.
He is an esteemed member of the executive board of the Federation of International Luge and is generally considered the team’s de facto captain on and off the ice. Chris plans on making a final run at the Olympics in 2022, which will be his fourth overall.
Chris Mazdzer, a luge star for Team USA, has been an Olympian three Times.
His first Olympic gold medal may come from an experience far from the spotlight, though: practising his dance routine in front of an audience of millions.
Mazdzer competed in the 26th season of Dancing with the Stars in the United States in early 2018, shortly after becoming the first American to win a medal in men’s single luge at PyeongChang 2018.
Chris Mazdzer won a silver medal in the men’s single luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics, making him the first American to do so. In addition, he is well-known for competing on the record-shortest season (26) of Dancing With the Stars, in which he placed fourth.
Chris’s family originally lived in Massachusetts, but they relocated to the Adirondacks in New York, not far from Lake Placid.
Chris, like many other professional athletes, had to rely on homeschooling because of his frequent absences from traditional classroom settings.
In addition, he graduated from DeVry University’s online BBA in Business Administration and Finance programme. Eventually, as a financial consultant, Mazdzer hopes to aid clients like athletes and CEOs in realising their ambitions.
He then added, “Talk about Terrifying.” As in: “Wow, Cool, 10 Million eyes are on me right now.”
The unfamiliarity with ballroom dancing, coupled with the lack of time to practise, contributed to the increased anxiety.
His partner, the professional dancer Witney Carson, had been training for years, while he just had days to learn the dances.
To compete in those dances, “I was only training for a couple days,” Mazdzer explained, “whereas with luge I’m thinking ‘I’ve been doing this for 20 years, I got it. “A somewhat alternative frame of mind.”