Axe Racing Role: Pilot and Team Leader
Axel was born and raised in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, but only found the sport of bobsleigh in 2014. Prior to bobsleigh Axel had played American football for Division 1 NCAA team the Colorado State Rams. Having tried his hand at numerous different sports including winning a national silver and bronze medal in Taekwondo, as well as competing for the u18 national American football team, it took some time to find his “calling”.
He said “I have always preferred sports with short fast efforts like sprinting, which is why I played American football in place of Rugby. I also like the idea of taking one aspect of a skill and trying to do it really well. So, bobsleigh has allowed me to focus and really find a niche.”
Axel Brown Bobsleigh
Axel is the newest pilot for Trinidad & Tobago, and has made an impact at the international level from the very beginning of his career. Having competed in bobsleigh for the last 7 years at varying levels as a pusher for Team GB, Axel has made the move to become a pilot in 2019. Capitalising on a turbulent period in the British setup, he established his team Axe Racing. He then made the change to compete for the country of his mother’s birth in 2021.
Axel competed in the Beijing 202 Winter Olympic Games, and along with his teammates Andre Marcano and Shakeel John, was the first to represent the country in a Winter Games in 20 years. The team finished in 28th place and in doing so gained their countries highest ever Winter Olympic placement, and were just one place shy of the best ever Caribbean finish by a 2-man bobsleigh.