Academy Welcomes Intern Student Jeremy Hecker to Coaching Support Team
Jan 23rd, 2012
The Alberta World Cup Academy would like to welcome intern student Jeremy Hecker to our Coaching support team. Jeremy will be working on some special projects, which will further enhance the AWCA program and the service we provide.
Hometown: Ham Lake, MN
College: College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Major: Exercise Physiology
Racing Experience: 10 years
Coaching Background: 1 year DXC Summer Junior program (Duluth XC), 1 year private coach for high school individual girl, 2 years of volunteer work for Anoka High School
Job background: 2 years of creating waxing recommendations for Rex Ski Wax (www.rexskiwax.org), 1 1/2 years sales associate at Ski Hut (Duluth, MN)
Alternate to World Junior Championships (2011), CCSA All-Conference (2011), Midwest Junior Aggregate Champion (2011), Unofficially four straight Ontario Junior Championships (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), Two top 10's at Canadian National Championships (2008, 2006), Two top 10's at US Nationals (2 x 2011)
I have been skiing all of my life, and plan to continue being a skier for the rest of it. My first time on skis I was 18 months old, and have loved it ever since. I started my racing career 10 years ago when I was a first year midget boy racing out of Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay, ON. I raced the Ontario Junior circuit for 6 years, becoming unofficial Juvenile boys champion (2006-2007), and Junior Boy champion (2008-2009). I started my college career at the College of St. Scholastica in 2009, and intend to graduate in 2013 with a major in Exercise Physiology, and a minor in Marketing.
When I was growing up it was always a dream of mine to compete in the Olympics. I now realize that I probably will never get to that point, but I hope to eventually be able to help other skiers achieve the dream that I always had. I am really looking forward to helping out with Alberta World Cup Academy this summer. I hope to be to share some of the knowledge that I have gained over the past couple years at St. Scholastica, while continuing to gain valuable experience for the rest of my life.