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Annika Hicks
Amanda Thomson Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Whitehorse cross country ski club
Years on Academy: This will be my first year with the academy!
Education: University of Calgary, currently studying Mathematics

Career Highlights: 

  • Cross country skiing is a team sport so I like racing side by side with my team mates, so coming in 4th with my training partner Hannah Jirousek in this past years Nationals team relay was for sure a career highlight.
  • I love traveling for my sport so another favourite of mine was going to Utah when I was 16 for the world junior trials.

Favorite SoLo Bar: Lemon Lift Solo Bar!

Favorite Place to Ski: I love skiing in Whitehorse, on the Mount Mac ski trails

Favorite Recovery Meal: 

Interesting Fact about Me: I enjoy photography, my pets being my primary models and taking a snapshot of all the amazing adventures I do up in the Yukon.

Personal Sponsors:

Equipment: Rossignol boots and Fisher skis

Dominique Moncion-Groulx
Elizabeth Elliot Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 1st year
Education: Bachelor of Biological Science at the University of Calgary

Favorite SoLo Bar: Chocolate Coconut Mint

Your favorite place to ski? The Haig Glacier

What is your best recovery meal? Option 1

Patrick Stewart Jones
Hannah Jirousek Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Years on Academy: 1
Education: Science Bachelors

Career Highlights:

  • Top ten Westerns
  • 8th Easterns
  • Racing in Greenland

Favorite SoLo Bar:  Chocolate Manderin

Favorite Place to Ski: Whitehorse Cross Country ski trails!

Favorite Recovery Meal: Anything pasta

Interesting Fact about Me: I speak three languages- English, French and Czech and I LOVE dogs!

Instagram: h_jirousek

Luke Gerwing
Matthew Strum Info
Year of Birth: 1995 Club: Canmore Nordic Years on Academy: 1 Education: National Sport School – Calgary Career Highlights:

  • Competing at the Youth Junior World Championships for Biathlon on 3 separate occasions

Favorite SoLo Bar: Vanilla Favorite Place to Ski: Whistler, BC Interesting Fact about Me: Really into mountain biking Personal Sponsors: Clint Cawsey, Your name here!

Luke Gerwing
Nicolas Bennett Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: NWT High Performance Ski Team
Years on Academy: 1
Education: Graduated high school – in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary

Career Highlights:

  • Silver at Arctic Winter Games 2018
  • 9/72 1.2 km Skate Sprint at Canadian Nationals 2018
  • 4th at Western Canadian Champs in 10km Classic
  • Silver at Eastern Canadian Champs in 3km Prologue

Favorite SoLo Bar: Nuthin but Nuts

Favorite Place to Ski: Canmore, AB

Favorite Recovery Meal: Option 1

Interesting Fact about Me: I love the outdoors, travelling, Scuba Diving, eating tacos, and I am a major coffee enthusiast

Personal Sponsors: Rossignol and Barren Ground Coffee Co.

Instagram: Bennett_nicolas

Thomas Manktelow
Thomas Manktelow Info
Year of Birth: 1998
Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 3

Career Highlights:

  • Midget NorAm Champion
  • 2nd Canadian National Championships – Sprint
  • 3rd Overall 2014 Canadian National Championships
  • 1st 2014 Western Canadian Championships – Sprint
  • Eastern Canadian Champion 2016

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Mandarin

Favorite Place to Ski: Canmore Nordic Centre
Favorite Recovery Meal: Smoothie and eggs

Words I live by: “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there”

Interesting Fact about Thomas: He can ride a unicycle!
Personal Sponsors: Rossignol, Unlimited Skate and Snow

Facebook: Thomas Manktelow
Instagram: thomasmanktelow
Equipment: Rossignol

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Antoine Hebert
Beth Granstrom Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 1
Education: University of Calgary, Biological Sciences

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Westerns 1st place in classic int. 10km
  • 2017 Nationals 1st place classic int. 10km
  • 2017 Nationals 3rd place classic sprints
  • 2017 Vernon NorAm 3rd place 5km mass start classic
  • 2018 World junior trials 5th skate sprints
  • 2017 junior girl 1st aggregate at nationals
  • 2018 Junior National Ski Team
  • 2018 Nationals 2nd in interval start 10km classic

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Mandarin

Favorite Place to Ski: Silver Star

Interesting Fact about Me: I can ride a unicycle. My twin sister and I are the sixth generation of our family to have been raised in Revelstoke.

Instagram: bethlgranstrom

Equipment: Fischer and Swix

Dominique Moncion-Groulx
Emily Nishikawa Info
Year of Birth: 1989
Club: Whitehorse cross country
Years on Academy: 8
Education: Athabasca University

Skiing achievements you are proud of?
– 2 x Olympian

What is an interesting fact about yourself? I would like to be a teacher after my ski racing career
Your favorite place to ski? Whitehorse
What is your best recovery meal? Pasta

What equipment do you use? skis, poles, boots/bindings.

  • Salomon
  • Swix poles
Jack Carlyle
Jack Carlyle Info
Year of Birth: 1993
Club: Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 4

Career Highlights:

  • U23 2016 World Championship Team
  • 32nd 2016 U23 World Championships – 15km Skate
  • 3rd Aggregate U23 Men – 2016 Canadian National Championships
  • 4th  2017 Canadian National Championships 10Km Skate
  • 2nd 2017 Eastern Canadian Championships – 20Km Skate
  • 6th  Canadian National Championships – 50km Skate
  • 6th – Swiss Cup 2017 – 10km Classic
  • 2nd Noram Rossland – 15 Km Classic

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Coconut Mint

Favorite Place to Ski:

  • Silver Star, BC
  • Paulson, BC
  • Hiawatha Highlands, ON

Favorite Recovery Meal: Pancakes, smoothies, coffee, anything breakfast related. Or the leftovers from the previous day, that’s pretty incredible.
Words I live by: “Life is like going the wrong way on a moving sidewalk, to get ahead you gotta hustle.”
Interesting Fact about Me: I’m a big food person, and I can thank my mother for that. It’s about the simple pleasures in life; cheese, bread, peanut butter, cream, avocado, eggs, pasta etc.

Personal Sponsors: Listed on jackcarlyle.squarespace.com

Website: jackcarlyle.squarespace.com
Instagram: jackcarlyle
Twitter: @carlylejack 

Equipment: Alpina, Fischer, Swix, Oakley (Shades on Caribou)

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Michael Macisaac-Jones
Michael MacIsaac-Jones Info
Year of Birth: 1997
Club: Rocky Mountain Racers
Years on Academy: 3
Education: First Year University

Career Highlights: 

  • Top 5 at Canadian National Championships

Favorite SoLo Bar: Chocolate Charger

Favorite Place to Ski Race: Canmore Nordic Centre
Favorite Recovery Meal: Pasta with meat sauce
Interesting Fact about Me: He grew up on a farm in northern Alberta where we had cattle and chickens!

Instagram: michael_macisaac

Equipment:  Rossignol

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Luke Gerwing
Nicholas Randall Info
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Big Thunder Nordic
Years on Academy: 1
Education: University of Calgary, Majoring in Chemistry

Career Highlights:

  • 8th – Canadian National Championships 2018 – Sprint
  • 10th – Canadian National Championships 2016 – 5km Cl Int
  • 2nd – OCup #1 2016 – 5km Cl Int

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Mandarin

Favorite Place to Ski: Mont Sainte-Anne

Favorite Recovery Meal: Whole wheat bagels and crunchy peanut butter

Interesting Fact about Me: I raced in France with La Féclaz during the 2016/17 season

Equipment: Salomon and KV+

Instagram: nicholasmrandall

Dahria Beatty
Dahria Beatty Info
Year of Birth: 1994
Hometown: Whitehorse, YK
Club: Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Years on Academy: 7

Career Highlights: 

  • 15th Ski Tour Canada – Canmore classic sprint stage
  • 2015-2016 Haywood NorAm series winner and Buff Sprint NorAm series winner
  • 25th -2016 Davos World Cup – Skate Sprint
  • 12th – 2017 U23 World Championships – Classic Sprint
  • 1st – 2016 National Championships – 10km skate and skate sprint

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Almond

Favorite Place to Ski: Sovereign Lakes, BC

Favorite Recovery Meal: Fruit/banana/protein powder smoothie sprinkled with coconut, slivered almonds, chia seed and chocolate chips

Words I live by: “Great things never came from comfort zones” “Happiness is a warm butt” ~ Every woman who skis.

Interesting Fact about Me: I am 23 years old and have always lived with a dog!

Personal Sponsors:

Ryanwood Exploration

Skookum Asphalt Ltd.

Icycle Sport

Rancho Vignola

Buff Canada

Capital Helicopters

Alkan Air

Website: www.dahriabeatty.com

Instagram: dahriabeatty
Twitter: @DahriaBeatty
Facebook: dahriabeattyskier

Equipment:

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Etienne Hebert
Etienne Hebert Info
Year of birth: 1998
Club: Montériski
Years on Academy: 2

Skiing Achievements you are proud of:
– 17th at Junior World Championship in 2017 (Sprint)
– 1st at Canadian Championship in 2017 (Sprint)
– 1st at Canadian Eastern Championship in 2017 (Sprint + Distance classic)
– 2nd qualifying time at American Senior Championship in 2017 (Sprint)
– Canadian Champion (2016)

Favorite SoLo Bar: Dark Chocolate Mandarin

Website: http://frereshebert.athletesdici.ca/
Instagram: etienne.heb
Facebook: Étienne Hébert

Interesting fact about Me? I was in a theater group for two years when I was in secondary school, I can play the ukulele and I probably drink a little bit to much coffee.
What is your favorite place to ski race: Campra, Switzerland
What is your favorite recovery meal: Just give me some pastas
Any inspirational quote that you would like to share? “There is no pain you can’t handle for a couple of minutes”

What equipment do you use? skis, poles, boots and bindings.

  • Fischer skis, boots and bindings
  • Swix Poles
  • Bliz Glasses
Laurence Dumais
Laurence Dumais Info
Year of Birth: 1997
Club: Fondeurs – Laurentides
Year on Academy: 2

Skiing Achievements you are proud of:
– 2012 nationals champion
– 3rd in the aggregate, 2013 Whistler nationals
– Quebec cups champion, 2014
– 3rd in the classic sprint, Thunder Bay nationals 2015

Favorite SoLo Bar: Mocha Fudge

Instagram: @laurence.dumais
Facebook: Laurence Dumais

Interesting fact about Me? Used to be a competitve road biker before becoming competitve skier.
What is your favorite place to ski race: Feutersoey, Switzerland
What is your favorite recovery meal: Lots of pasta!
Any inspirational quote that you would like to share? “Don’t lose the grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive” – Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan and keyboardist Jim Peterik

What equipment do you use? skis, poles, boots and bindings.

  • Fischer
  • Swix
Thomas Manktelow
Nathaniel Mah Info
Year of Birth: 1995
Club: Altius Nordic Ski Club
Years on Academy: 1
Education: High School Diploma

Career Highlights:

  • 33rd 2018 FIS Summer Grand Prix Planica HS 145/10km
  • 3 x Canadian National Champion
  • 7 x Canadian National Medalist
  • 28th 2018 Planica COC HS 145/10km
  • 49th 2017 FIS World Championships Lahti FIN
  • 39th 2017 FIS Summer Grand Prix Planica HS 145/10km
  • 6th 2017 US National Championships
  • 31st 2014 FIS World Junior Championships Predazzo ITA
  • Bronze 2012 Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck AUT
  • 2013 NORAM Champion Calgary AB

 

Favorite Place to Ski: Seefeld, Aut

Interesting Fact about Me: I’m a huge Doritos fan!

Personal Sponsors: Rossignol, 2xu, START, Honey Stinger, Suunto, Balanced Health Sport Therapy

Equipment: Rossignol,START, Slatnar, Uvex

Thomas Manktelow
Sebastien Dandurand Info
Year of Birth: 1993
Club: XC Bragg Creek
Years on Academy: 1

Career Highlights:

  • 3rd place sprint qualification Continental Cup, Campra Switzerland.
  • Two 2nd place finishes Noram Circuit sprint finals, 2015-2016 season.

Favorite Place to Ski: West Bragg Creek

Personal Sponsors: The Organic Box, New Balance, Rundle Sport, Xactnutrition

Instagram: sebdandurand

Equipment: Rossignol

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