He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2016 in Igls, Austria (with pilot Oskars Melbārdis, Daumants Dreiškens and Jānis Strenga). It was the first ever World Championships gold medal in bobsled for Latvia.
He became the four-man European Champion in 2015 and finished 3rd in the four-man event in 2016 Bobsleigh European Championship.
At the 2014–15 Bobsleigh World Cup season Vilkaste as Oskars Melbārdis brakeman has 8 from 8 podium finishes in four-man events, including five first places.
Before becoming a bobsledder, Vilkaste was a sprinter, winning a gold medal at the 4x100 relay at the 2008 Latvian Athletics Championships.
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