Axel Brown

Axe Racing Role: Pilot and Team Leader

Background

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

Axel Brown Bobsleigh

Axel is the newest pilot for Trinidad & Tobago, and is looking to make an impact at the international level from the very beginning. Having competed in bobsleigh for the last 7 years at varying levels as a pusher, Axel has made the move to become a pilot in 2019. Capitalising on a new and improved team structure in the Great Britain setup in an attempt to make positive and lasting changes to the sport. 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. 

TheAxelBrown

TheAxelBrown

Meet the rest of the team

adam hames bobsleigh
Adam Hames
ryan letts bobsleigh
Ryan Letts
marcus urbanski bobsleigh
Marcus Urbanski
Chris Winrow