Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy

2024 – 2025 Alberta World Cup Academy Athletes

Alison Mackie Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Edmonton Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 2nd year
Your favourite place to ski? Sovereign Lake, British Columbia
Career Highlights:

  • 13th: World Juniors 2023 Women’s 20km Classic
  • 15th: World Juniors 2023 Women’s 10km Skate
  • 23rd: World Juniors 2023 Women’s Classic Sprint

What is your best recovery meal?    Pasta
Interesting Fact about yourself?  I have played the violin for over 10 years
Equipment  Salomon, Rundle Nordic
Instagram: @_alisonmackie

Anika Wallin Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Revelstoke Nordic
Years on Academy: First Year!
Education: TRU Psychology

Career Highlights: 

  • Joining the Academy
  • Winning the team sprint relay at 2023 Nationals with Marlie!

Favourite Place to Ski: Anywhere with Anna!
Favourite Recovery Meal: Blue Gatorade and Sun Chips
Interesting Fact about Me: I used to have a chicken named Rainbow-Dove
Equipment: Fischer, Swix
Instagram: alexandraluxmoore_

Cedric Martel Info
Cross-Country Ski Athlete

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Years on Academy: First Year
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Jonas Rolseth Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Foothills Nordic Ski Club / Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: First Year
Education: U of C, Business
Career Highlights:  

  • 6th place 2024 Nationals, Skate Individual 
  • 4th place, 2024 International Spring Series, Classic Individual 

Favourite Place to Ski: Nipika, BC
Favourite Recovery Meal: Fettuccine Alfredo
Interesting Fact about Me: I used to be a ski jumper
Equipment: Salomon, Swix
Instagram: Jonas.rolseth

Katya Semeniuk Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Nakkertok
Years on Academy: 4th Year
Education: University of Calgary
Career Highlights:

  • 2nd, U20 Classic Sprint at the 2022 Canadian World Junior Trials, Canmore AB
    3rd, U20 Skate Mass Start at the 2022 Canadian National Ski Championships Whistler, BC
    4th, U20 Classic 10km at the 2022 Canadian World Junior Trials, Canmore, AB

Favourite Place to Ski: Anywhere with Anna, Marlie and Xav
Favourite Recovery Meal: Yoghurt and Granola
Interesting Fact about Me: My favourite thing in the summer is spending time at my cottage
Equipment:  Fischer, KV+
Instagram:: katya.semeniuk

Noah Weir Chaba Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club:
Current: Canmore Nordic
Home: UofA Nordic
Years on Academy: 2nd year
Education: Engineering, University of Calgary
Career Highlights: 

  • 3rd, 10km Skate 2023 Canadian World Junior Trials
  • Representing Canada at 2023 World Juniors in Whistler Canada
  • 2nd, 10km Classic at Canada Winter Games 2023

Favourite Place to Ski:Whistler, BC
Favourite Recovery Meal:  Bananas and Cookies
Interesting Fact about Me: I built an electric go kart
Equipment: Fischer, KV+
Instagram:noah_wc

Sarah Cullinan Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Big Thunder Nordic
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Education: BSc in Exercise and Health Physiology at University of Calgary
Career Highlights:

  •  1st, Classic 5k at the 2022 Canadian National Ski Championship’s, Whistler because
  •  2nd, Classic 10k at the 2022 Canadian World Junior Trials, Canmore AB
  •  Representing Canada at the 2022 World Junior ski championships, Lygna NOR

Favourite Place to Ski: Sjusjøen, Norway
Favourite Recovery Meal: Smoothie
Interesting Fact about Me: I can juggle
Equipment: Fischer, KV+
Instagram: sarah.cullinan

Tom Stephen Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Foothills Nordic
Years on Academy: 4th year
Education: Software Engineering at University of Calgary
Career Highlights:  

  •  2nd at world juniors in them relay
  •  5th at world juniors in 30km classic mass start (Voukatti)
  •  7th at world juniors in 30km skate mass start (Lygna)

Favourite Place to Ski: Silver Star, Sovereign Lake
Favourite Recovery Meal: Smoothie – Quick and Easy
Interesting Fact about Me:  I started a ski stand company to help fund my skiing
Equipment: Fischer, Swix, Dissent
Instagram: @xctom

Xavier Wallace Info

Cross-Country Athlete

Club: Overlander Ski Club
Years on Academy: First year
Education: U of C, Biology

Career Highlights

  • 5th U18 Nationals Sprint 2024
  • 1st aggregate BC Cup 2024

Favourite Place to Ski: Sun Peaks Resort
Favourite Recovery Meal: Toast and Peanut Butter
Interesting Fact about Me: I play the trumpet and piano
Equipment: KV+
Instagram: @xavierbwallace

 

Amelia Wells Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 5th Year
Education: Bachelor of Health Sciences – Honours Health and Society program, University of Calgary

Career Highlights: 

  • 2023 U23 FIS World Ski Championships
  • 1st Open Women 10km skate 2023 National Championships
  • 2nd Open Women 30km classic 2023 National Championships
  •  1st U23 and CCUNC Aggregate 2023 National Championships
  • 2022 Nordiq Canada B Tour

Favourite Place to Ski: Mt Washington or Sovereign Lake
Favourite Recovery Meal: Homemade granloa
Interesting Fact about Me: I like Vegemite
Equipment: Fischer,  Swix
Instagram: wells_amelia

Ben Field Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: First Year

Career Highlights: 

  • 4th place, 2024 Nationals, Skate Sprint
  • 7th place, 2023 Nationals, 15K Classic Mass Start

Favourite Place to Ski: The Haig Glacier
Favourite Recovery Meal: Anything from Spice Hut
Interesting Fact about Me: I play Piano and Guitar
Equipment: Salomon
Instagram: @benf_xc

Clara Barrington Craggs Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Ski de Fond Montréal
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Education: U of C, Biology

Career Highlights: 

  • 6th Senior free Sprint Nationals 2024
  • 12th Senior 15km free at Nationals 2024

Favourite Place to Ski: Canmore
Favourite Recovery Meal: Spaghetti Bolognese
Interesting Fact about Me: I played soccer for 9 years
Equipment: Madshus 
Instagram: @clarabc03

Katherine Stewart-Jones Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete
Club: Nakkertok
Years on Academy: 4th year
Education: Undergrad in Psychology
Career Highlights:

  • 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics:
    # 23 Skiathlon
    #30 30km Mass Start
    #36 10km Classic
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Interesting Fact about Me: Twin sister Emilie and older brother Patrick were both cross-country skiers competing internationally.
Equipment:  Fischer, Swix
Instagram: @kstewartjones

 

Louison Dubief Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

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Years on Academy: First Year
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Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Fondeur Laurentide
Years on Academy: 4th year
Education:
Career Highlights:  

  • 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics:
    # 44 Cross-Country Skiing Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon
    # 40 Cross-Country Skiing Women’s Sprint Free

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Equipment: Madshus
Instagram:: @bouffy

Ry Prior Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Chelsea Nordic
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Education: Natural Science BSC, University of Calgary
Career Highlights:  

  • 2nd, Sprint at 2022 Nationals
  • IPB. Sprint, 2022 season
  • 2nd, Sprint, Easterns
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Favourite Place to Ski: Whistler
Favourite Recovery Meal:  Peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches
Interesting Fact about Me:  I’m getting grey hair at 18
Equipment: Fischer, Rundle
Instagram: eastern.tenderfoot

Sonjaa Schmidt Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Whitehorse Ski Club
Years on Academy: 5th year
Education: Electrical Engineering SAIT
Career Highlights:  

  • 1st place nationals 5k skate 2022
    2nd place US Super Tour 10k classic 2022
    1st place open women team club sprint with Darhria Nationals 2022

Favourite Place to Ski: Vermont, Whitehorse, and Sovereign Lakes
Favourite Recovery Meal:  Pad Thai
Interesting Fact about Me:  My dog’s name is Swix
Equipment: Fischer, Swix
Instagram: Sonjaa_Schmidt02

Tory Audet Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

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Years on Academy: 2nd year
Education:

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Anders Evanson Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: First year
Education: U of C, Environmental Science

Career Highlights: 

  • 12th and 17th at Nationals
  • Making the Academy Team

Favourite Place to Ski: Kimberley Nordic Centre
Favourite Recovery Meal: Butter Chicken
Interesting Fact about Me: I used to do quite a bit of mountain bike racing
Equipment: Rossignol
Instagram: @anders.evanson

Carly Ram Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: First Year
Education: Engineering

Career Highlights: 

  • Making the Academy
  • 2022 National Champion, 10km Skate

Favourite Place to Ski: Sovereign / Silver Star
Favourite Recovery Meal: Pasta
Interesting Fact about Me: I have climbed the highest mountain on Vancouver Island
Equipment: Fischer, KV+
Instagram: carly_ram21

Jenna Sherrington Info

Biathlete

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Years on Academy: First Year
Education: 
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Katie Weaver Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Education: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Career Highlights:

  • 36th 2023 World Championships, Classic Sprint
  • 31st 024 World Cup, Canmore

Favorite Place to Ski: Cypress Hill Nordic Ski Area
Favorite Recovery Meal: Lasagna
Interesting Fact about Me: I used to compete in Heptathlon

Max Hollmann Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete

Club: Big Thunder
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Career Highlights: 

  •  17th world juniors
  •  3rd skate 10k 2022 nationals
  •  3rd classic 15k 2022 nationals

Favourite Place to Ski: Sjusjøen, Norway
Favourite Recovery Meal:  Finnish pancakes
Interesting Fact about Me: I can’t ski downhill
Equipment: Fischer, Swix
Instagramm: maximillian.hollmann

Robin Mason Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Nakkertok
Years on Academy: 3rd Year
Education: BA major, Economics, University of Calgary
Career Highlights:  

  • Nationals 2022 second place YOB aggregate
  • Easterns 2022 Classic sprint and distance 10km
  • Trials 2022 Sprint Free
  • 30km South Storage locker at Olympic oval (RS treadmill)

Favourite Place to Ski: JK Elk Pass, Kananaskis Country
Favourite Recovery Meal:  Fried Rice
Interesting Fact about Me:  I’ve started to do some mountain bike racing in the summer
Equipment: Fischer, Swix, Alpina

Sienna Brennan-Raab Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Chelsea Nordiq
Years on Academy: 3rd year
Education:BSc Biological Science, University of Calgary
Career Highlights:  

  • 2018 Nationals 1st Overall Aggregate
  • 3rd Open Women Easterns 2022 

Favourite Place to Ski: The many trails of Gatineau Park
Favourite Recovery Meal: Pasta all the way!
Interesting Fact about Me: I live on a farm
Equipment: Rossignol
Instagram: sienna.brennan

Xavier McKeever Info

Cross-Country Ski Athlete 

Club: Foothills Nordic
Years on Academy: 4th year
Education: Attending University of Athabasca online
Career Highlights:  

  •  19th Classic Sprint, Canmore World Cup 2024
  •  5th place, 2023 World Championships Relay

Favourite Place to Ski: Goms Valley, Switzerland
Favourite Recovery Meal: Any kind of pasta
Interesting Fact about Me: My favourite hobby is disc golf
Equipment: Fischer, One Way, Dissent
Instagram: @mckeever.xav

Zach Connelly Info

Biathlete

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