About Leslie


  Name: Leslie Rae Stratton 

  Birthdate: 9 July 1992

  Hometown: New Hampshire, USA /  Falun, Sweden

  Height: 162.5cm

  Weight: 62kg

  University: St. Lawrence University (B.S.) / Tufts University (M.S., Exp: 2024) / Dartmouth College (Business Certificate, Tuck Next Step Athlete Transition Program, Exp: 2024)

  Occupation: Human Factors Engineer- Systems Engineer (Aviation, Avionics); Masters Student (Human Factors Engineering/Mechanical Engineering)



Swedish National Skeleton Team

  • Year Started: 2015
  • Skeleton World Championships: 2019 (21st), 2020 (26th), 2021 (qualified- absent due to injury)
  • Skeleton European Championships: 2020 (17th), 2021 (qualified-absent due to injury), 2022 (13th)
  • Career Highlights:
    • Qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China; wasn't sent by Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) due to secondary National Olympic Committee (NOC) qualification standards (Top 8, World Ranking)
    • World Cup Skeleton Athlete: Qualified Sweden a spot every year since 2018
    • First Swedish Skeleton Athlete in history to win an International Bobsleigh and Skeleton (IBSF) Race (2018 Nov; Park City, Utah)
    • World Cup Best: 18th Place (Lake Placid, NY and Konigssee, Germany)
    • Made history when skeleton was played on SVT (Swedish National Television) for the first time
    • Qualified for the World Cup Circuit since 2019 (this will be broadcasted on NBC/Olympic Channel, YouTube) based on high ranking
    • 2019 North American Cup: 2nd Place Overall
    • 2021 North American Cup: 4th Place Overall
    • 2022 North American Cup: 3rd Place Overall 
    • Medaled in nine international (IBSF) races 
  • Frequent Colour Commentator for the IBSF YouTube Channel and NBC's Olympic Channel alongside Martin Haven, for both Men's Skeleton and Women's Bobsleigh.

Swedish National Softball Team

  • Year Started/Ended: 2013-2019
  • Softball European Championships: 2015 (10th), 2019 (15th)
  • Positions: Utility
  • 2019 EM: 1.000 Fielding Percentage. 0.333 Batting Average
    • Started every game; played every position but 1st base, 2nd base, and pitcher
  • 2015 EM: Ranked 3rd in RBI's and Top 25 in Batting Average in Europe
    • Team Sweden had the top Batting Average in Europe
    • 2015 Baltic Open: Best Batter Award

Other Accomplishments

  • Team USA Bobsleigh and Skeleton: 2015-2018
    • 2018 US Olympic Trials Athlete
    • 2018 Western Regional Champion
    • 2015 Eastern Regional Champion
    • USA Bobsleigh: 2014-2015; part of the first all-women team to compete in an international four-man race
  • Skovde Saints: 2014-2016
    • Member of the Skovde Saints Softball Team in the Swedish Senior Softball Division
  • Falun Ravens: 2023- 
    • Member of the Falun Ravens Softball Team in the Swedish Senior Softball Division
    • 2023 Swedish Champions (SM-GULD)
  • Bishop Brady High School (Concord, NH) Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Build Through Sport (BTS), Board Member



 (Above Photo: Grega Valančič)
(Above Photo: Kerstin Stratton)
 (Above Photo: Softball Europe)
(Below Photo: Unknown)