A four-time olympian, Lueders is the most decorated slider in Canadian history. He was the pilot of the Canadian two-man bobsleigh team, winner of the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics (shared with Italy). This was only Canada's second ever medal in bobsleigh. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Lueders placed a disappointing fifth place finish in two-man, and ninth in four-man, causing him to take the 2002-03 season off in four-man.
At the Bobsleigh World Cup, Lueders won the combined men's event four times (1993-4, 1994-5, 1997-8, 2005-6), the two-man event six times (1993-4, 1994-5, 1996-7, 1997-8, 2002-3, 2005-6), and the four-man event once (1994-5).
In 2006, he turned down the offer to carry the Canadian flag during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. During the two-man event he and his brakeman Lascelles Brown won silver despite having to contend with heavy snowfall.
Lueders is currently residing in Calgary, Alberta with his wife, Sandra, and two daughters, Zoe and Maya. He can be seen in some commercials as well.