A new season of training has begun, and we are now starting
on week 4 of the year’s training plan. Today
is our first official team practice, so we thought it was also time to update
all of you on the team for this coming season.
Click HERE for some fun new team bios!
Basically, it looks very similar to last year. Two of last year's crew are moving on to other things, and we have picked up two new teammates.
Team 2010/2011 at Mount Shark this past March
First we would like to say good bye to Colin and
Matthias. Colin is heading out to
Whistler to be a member of the Callaghan Valley Training Center, one of Canada’s
National Development Centers. We congratulate him for his nomination to the CVTC and we wish him lots of luck there. We will surely
see lots of him on the ski trails next winter. We will also hopefully hear a bit about his
adventures on this website as he has promised to keep us updated with some
Colin skiing in the Park - photo credit XCZone.tv
As for Matthias, he is
currently undecided about his plans for next year. We wish him all the best with his decision making and, if somehow he decides to stay in Ottawa to ski, we would sure like to have him back!
Matthias skiing in the park - photo credit XCZone.tv
Both Colin and Matthias have been great teammates and were crucial to the team’s success for the past 3 years.
Nansen Murray comes to us from Whitehorse, joining his other Whitehorse/Ottawa teammates Logan and Lee. Nansen skied with Carleton last season and has decided to step things up a bit this year. We are happy that he has and look forward to helping him accomplish his skiing goals.
Kyla Vanderzwet comes to us from Guelph, and if she has anywhere near the work ethic as our last Guelph recruit Vesta, we are extremely lucky to have her! Kyla is also not a completely new face to us. She did two work terms in Ottawa and we were lucky to do a bit of training with her then. We look forward to having her join us as well.
As I mentioned, the rest of the team is the same as last year and the full team roster is listed below.
Check out our updated BIOS to read more about each team member.
- Karl Saidla (2001- )
- Kyle Power (2010- )
- Lee Hawkings (2010- )
- Peter Beisel (2011- )
- Logan Potter (2011- )
- Andre Marchand (2011- )
- Nansen Murray (2012- )
- Megan McTavish (2001- )
- Sheila Kealey (2004- )
- Danielle McVicar (2008- )
- Anna Geiger-Whitlock (2008- )
- Ingrid Hagberg (2011- )
- Vesta Mather (2011- )
- Katie McMahon (2011- )
- Kyla Vanderzwet (2012- )