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National Ski Team Announced: XC Ottawa's Colin Abbott nominated to Junior National Team
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2009/04/29)


It's that time of year. . . nations are reviewing the year's results and figuringout which athletes to nominate to their national squads. Cross Country Canada announced the National Ski team this week, and XC Ottawa's Colin Abbott was nominated to the Junior National Team. Congratulations Colin!

Other local nominations to the national team  are all from the Nakketok Nordic Cross Country Ski Club and include Steffan Lloyd and Andrew Stewart-Jones, who will be joining Colin on the Junior team, and Perianne Jones, who was nominated to the Senior World Cup team.

Here is the Canadian roster,  as announced by  Cross Country Canada.

Senior World Cup Team
Team Leader: Dave Wood
Coach: Inge Brĺten
Head Technician: Yves Bilodeau
Ivan Babikov Foothills Nordic Ski Club AB
Chandra Crawford Canmore Nordic Ski Club AB
George Grey Black Jack Ski Club BC
Alex Harvey Club Nordique Mont Ste. Anne QC
Perianne Jones Nakkertok Ski Club ON
Devon Kershaw Ona Wa Su ON
Sara Renner Canmore Nordic AB

Senior Development Team
Team Leader: Dave Wood
Coaches: Eric de Nys, Louis Bouchard
Sean Crooks Big Thunder Nordic ON
Dasha Gaiazova Skielite QC
Drew Goldsack Rocky Mountain Racers AB
Stefan Kuhn Canmore Nordic AB
Graeme Killick Banff Ski Runners AB
Brent McMurtry Foothills Nordic AB
Julien Nury Skibec Nordique QC
Shayla Swanson Foothills Nordic AB
Frédéric Touchette Club Nordique Mont Ste. Anne QC
Len Valjas Team Hardwood ON
Brittany Webster Highlands Nordic ON
Philip Widmer Canmore Nordic AB

Junior Team
Club Head Coaches:
Godefroy Bilodeau - Skibec
Mike Cavaliere – Foothills/AWCA
Jean Drolet - Tremblant Nordique
Doug Egan – Soveregin Lake
Alain Masson – Whitehorse
Guy Métayer - Club Nordique Mont Ste. Anne
Michael Vieira - Nakkertok Nordique
Émilie Chartrand Club Nordique Mont Ste. Anne QC
Allyson Cummings Sovereign Lake BC
Janelle Greer Whitehorse YT
Marlis Kromm Foothills Nordic Ski Club AB
Lauriane Ouellet Commission de ski nordique Skibec QC
Heidi Widmer Foothills Nordic AB
Colin Abbot Whitehorse YT
Mathieu Fortin Club Tremblant Nordique QC
Anthony Laroche Commission de ski nordique Skibec QC
Steffan Lloyd Nakkertok Nordique QC
Etienne Richard Commission de ski nordique Skibec QC
Andrew Stewart-Jones Nakkertok Nordique QC

Para-Nordic World Cup Team
Team Leader: Kaspar Wirz
Technical Coach: Robin McKeever
Biathlon Coach: Celine Feagan
Head Technician: Ian Daffern
Mark Arendz Foothills Nordic AB
Jody Barber Bulkley Valley Ski Club BC
Brian Berry-guide Lappe Nordic ON
Colette Bourgonje Snobuddy Ski Club SK
Brian McKeever Foothills Nordic Ski Club AB
Robin McKeeverguide
Foothills Nordic Ski Club AB
Robbi Weldon Lappe Nordic ON

Para-Nordic Development Team
(same coaching and support staff as per PNST World Cup team)
Shauna Maria Whyte
Hinton Nordic Ski Club AB

The US Ski Team also announced their 2010 team this week.  You'll find their roster here.

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