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2014-15 BC Ski Team

Annika Ackermann

Date of Birth:
Feb 12, 1999
Club:
Kimberley Nordic Club
Best Result:
5th Aggregate at 2015 Nationals
Best Personal Attribute:
Competitive and high-achieving
Biggest Goal:
To represent Canada on the international level

Alexander Corbett

Date of Birth:
Nov 22, 1997
Club:
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Best Result:
15th place at Nationals - 2nd ranked in BC Aggregates
Best Personal Attribute:
Skepticism
Biggest Goal:
Compete at international level

Eliza-Jane Kitchen

Date of Birth:
Feb 6, 1997
Club:
Telemark Nordic Ski Club
Best Result:
Silver Medal World Junior Trials and Second Place Aggregate at Nationals
Best Personal Attribute:
Positive, upbeat and hardworking.
Biggest Goal:
Continue to compete at a high level and ski for the love of skiing

Kieran Lumb

Date of Birth:
Aug 2, 1998
Club:
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
1st place YOB BC Championships 4th place YOB Western Canadian Championships 4th place YOB Eastern Canadian Championships
Best Personal Attribute:
Productive
Biggest Goal:
Compete at an International level, find my outer limit.

Rachel May

Date of Birth:
Oct 19, 1999
Club:
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Best Result:
1st at Easterns 2015, 6th place Nationals 2014
Best Personal Attribute:
Focused
Biggest Goal:
To win a medal at Nationals

Alex McDonald

Date of Birth:
Jul 11, 1996
Club:
Sun Peaks Nordic Club
Best Result:
3rd in Westerns Sprint, 4th Westerns 10k Classic
Best Personal Attribute:
Competitive and Driven
Biggest Goal:
2022 Olympics and race on the World Cup

Michaela McLean

Date of Birth:
Dec 5, 1999
Club:
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
7th Nationals, 4th Westerns
Best Personal Attribute:
Persistence
Biggest Goal:
Enjoy skiing and keep improving

Hannah Mehain

Date of Birth:
May 31, 1998
Club:
Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
Best Result:
2014 Provincial Aggregate Champion; 2014 Western Aggregate Champion
Best Personal Attribute:
Hard working and patient
Biggest Goal:
Race on World Cup Circuit

Daniel Merlo

Date of Birth:
Sep 18, 1997
Club:
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
Western Canadians 3rd place 2012
Best Personal Attribute:
Positive Attitude and Hard Working
Biggest Goal:
To be selected for the 2017 Canadian World Junior Team

Andrew Nash

Date of Birth:
Aug 10, 1998
Club:
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Best Result:
2015 Nationals: 5th Overall YOB 1st BC Cup Aggregate x5
Best Personal Attribute:
Well rounded
Biggest Goal:
Podium finish at Nationals

Tallon Noble

Date of Birth:
May 3, 1999
Club:
Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
Best Result:
7th place at Nationals, classic 7.5 km, 2015; 2nd place at Westerns, skate 7.5 km, 2015; 1st BC aggregate 2013-15
Best Personal Attribute:
Persistence
Biggest Goal:
To race internationally

Annika Richardson

Date of Birth:
Jan 8, 1998
Club:
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
9th place at World Junior Trials, two 6th places at 2015 Nationals and 4th place 2015 Nationals Aggregate
Best Personal Attribute:
Goal Oriented and Competitive
Biggest Goal:
To balance high level skiing, school and work while still having fun!

Jenna Sim

Date of Birth:
May 12, 1999
Club:
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
1st at Westerns, 6th at National
Best Personal Attribute:
Determination
Biggest Goal:
To go to the Olympics!

Kayden Sim

Date of Birth:
Jun 18, 1997
Club:
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
4th, 2015 Western Canadian Champs 10km skate mass start
Best Personal Attribute:
I like to train
Biggest Goal:
To always work as hard as I can in training and racing, so I can accomplish my full potential in skiing.

Seth van Varseveld

Date of Birth:
Sep 18, 1998
Club:
Larch Hills Nordic Society
Best Result:
2nd Place BC Cup Aggregate two years in a row
Best Personal Attribute:
Having a positive attitude
Biggest Goal:
Find the limit of how hard I can push myself.

David Walker

Date of Birth:
Jan 1, 1997
Club:
Telemark Nordic Ski Club
Best Result:
4th at Nationals 2013
Best Personal Attribute:
Love the outdoors
Biggest Goal:
Work and race after highschool

Katie Weaver

Date of Birth:
Apr 3, 1997
Club:
Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Best Result:
2015 National Championships - 1st place (Classic Sprint), 3rd place YOB Aggregate
Best Personal Attribute:
Loves to compete
Biggest Goal:
Race on the World Cup

Gareth Williams

Date of Birth:
Aug 23, 1997
Club:
Telemark Nordic Ski Club
Best Result:
Westerns 2014; 1st place; Nationals 2013; 6th place.
Best Personal Attribute:
Perseverance and determination
Biggest Goal:
2022 Winter Olympic Games