Future of Canadian ski racing head to Narvik, Norway to compete against the world’s best
Calgary, Alta. (Feb. 28, 2020) – Alpine Canada has selected 12 athletes – seven women, five men – to represent Canada at the 2020 FIS Alpine World Junior Championships in Narvik, Noway, March 5 – 14.
The selections were made based on outlined criteria which include their World Junior Rankings and performance in NorAm Cup racing.
“The World Junior Ski Championships is a key milestone in a skier’s career. For many it’s an opportunity to benchmark themselves against the best in the world - including many juniors who are competitive on the World Cup circuit. I look forward to cheering our athletes on in Narvik, Norway,” said Brien Perry, Director of Domestic Sport for Alpine Canada.
The full list of racers who will compete for Canada is:
Kyle Alexander (Canadian Alpine Ski Team)
Sarah Bennett (Ski Quebec Alpin)
Jamie Casselman (Alberta Alpine Ski Team)
Justine Clement (Ski Quebec Alpin)
Cassidy Gray (Alberta Alpine Ski Team)
Raphael Lessard (Burke Mountain Academy)
Aidan Marler (Ski Quebec Alpin)
Brianna MacDonald (University of New Hampshire)
Ella Renzoni (BC Alpine)
Claire Timmermann (Alberta Alpine Ski Team)
Liam Wallace (Alberta Alpine Ski Team)
Katrina Van Soest (Banff Alpine Racers)
Athletes recognized but unable to attend:
Kiki Alexander (Alberta Alpine Ski Team)
Asher Jordan (BC Alpine Ski Team)
Declan McCormack (Canadian Alpine Ski Team)
Marina Villanova (Ski Quebec Alpin)
Supporting Canada’s World Junior Alpine Ski Team in Norway are Team Captain, Jennifer Stielow (Alpine Canada Alpin); coach Pete Bosinger (Banff Alpine Racers); coach Leslie Firstbrook (Alberta Alpine Ski Team); coach Francis Royal (Quebec Ski Team); coach Nick Cooper (BC Alpine) and technician Zack Flynn (Canadian Alpine Ski Team).
For more information or media inquiries please contact:
Whitney Hunter I Manager of Communications
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