2010 Olympic Champion
2018 CBC Olympics, Analyst, Skeleton
Host, The Amazing Race Canada
Host, 2016 JUNO Awards
2016 Canadian Screen Award (Host, Reality Series)
Canada's Celebrity Auctioneer
Social Followers: Twitter, 18,100
Hometown: Russell, Manitoba
Jon Montgomery’s life has been a whirlwind since his Olympic win in skeleton, his big-time podium moment to get the gold medal, and his now-famous victory walk through Whistler Village.
But he’s about more than just the frosty, golden beer that gave him instant folk-hero status with so many people from coast-to-coast-to-coast and is still regarded as TSN's top beer moment in sport history.
From an appearance on Oprah, to the overwhelming homecoming in Russell, Manitoba and a presentation at the JUNO Awards — where he auctioned off teen-idol Justin Bieber’s cell number on the streets of St. John’s — Jon has been sharing his Olympic success and national pride with as many Canadians as possible.
Today, as the host of ratings-juggernaut The Amazing Race Canada, he's been across the country and all over the world sharing his insights on what makes Canada great on the top television show in the country each summer.
In 2016, Jon added another first to his growing resume as the co-host of the JUNO Awards with eight-time recipient Jann Arden.
And, the hard work of hosting The Amazing Race Canada paid off when he received the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Host of a Reality TV Series.
It might just be time for another celebratory beer walk.
An auctioneer by trade, Jon earned his automotive marketing degree from Georgian College and has applied his fast-talking skills to sell cars at auction and to raise funds for charities including KidSport Canada, Canadian Olympic Foundation and Right to Play.
Jon welcomes the opportunity to get together with corporate audiences, maybe auction off something sentimental for your charity, or engage your employees with stories of a young guy from the prairies who reminded us all that it’s alright to be proudly Canadian and celebrate the good times.
That’s being Jon Montgomery.