The 2019-20 season started with the Canadian Ski Cross Team dominating the international stage and ended with them winning the sought after titles of Nations Cup, a Crystal Globe and Rookie of the Year. The team, described as “unbeatable” by FIS had 24 World Cup podium finishes by eight different team members. It was an incredible season that they hope to replicate. The team stood on the podium at every World Cup race this season, showing the depth and potential that this team has.
“I’m extremely proud of the results that the Canadian Ski Cross program was able to deliver this season – with 24 World Cup podiums, Ski Cross Overall Nations Cup, Crystal Globe captured by Kevin and Marielle and Brady capturing 3rd Overall in the World Cup rankings this was just the tip of the iceberg,” said Dave Ellis, High Performance Director – Ski Cross. “All our athletes really stepped up this year showing tremendous depth – with several first time World Cup podiums for our younger athletes and ‘rookies’ cracking into the top 32/16 at many races.”
The Nations Cup was only one of the exciting awards the team is bringing home this year. After a dominant season that saw Kevin Drury win four World Cup races and come in 2nd twice he becomes the first Canadian man to bring home the Crystal Globe. An incredible feat that not only shows his strength but how consistent it was all season. A Ski Cross Crystal Globe Title was last brought home by Marielle Thompson in 2017.
Courtney Hoffos, who had her first World Cup podium in Val Thorens, FRA and was on three podiums this season before a fall at Nakiska in January ended her season early. She was voted women’s Rookie of the Year, following in the footsteps of her teammate India Sherret, who earned this title in 2018 and Britt Phelan who earned it in 2016.
The 2019-20 Canadian Ski Cross Team season was one for the books, now it’s time for the team to recover and get ready for the 2020-21 season where we will see them compete in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in China.
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