Wayne Dustin inducted into Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame
By: Team XC Ottawa (2016/09/05)
XC Ottawa alumni Wayne Dustin will be inducted into Carleton University's Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame, which celebrates excellence in varsity sport. The new members will be honoured at a gala dinner on Thursday, Sept. 15 held in the Ravens’ Nest.
Wayne raced with XC Ottawa from 2003 to 2006 after attending Carleton University and an impressive career on the Canadian National Cross Country Ski team. Wayne won his first National Championship medal at Junior Nationals in 1981, at the age of 16. He went on to join the National Team in 1982, and remained on the team for 11 years, until 1993.
He won at least 7 individual junior and senior national gold medals. In international competition, Wayne raced in three World Junior Championships, with a best placing of 13th, and represented Canada at 5 World Championship and two Olympic Games, Calgary in 1988 and Albertville in 1992. His best Olympic result was 46th.
From the Carleton University GO RAVENS Webpage:
Wayne Dustin stands as the highest achieving male Nordic skier in OUA (Ontario University Athletics) history. He was the OUA Nordic Skiing Men’s Overall Champion four times between 1993 and 1997. He did not lose a race in the Ontario circuit during the six years of his undergraduate and graduate career. He was three-time Male Athlete of the Year and the Jack Vogan Graduating Athlete of the Year in 1996 – ’97. He did all of this while simultaneously coaching the Carleton University Nordic ski team. He also represented Canada and competed at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympic Games. He has 20 National Championship medals.
Wayne is still very active in the xc ski community. You'll see him out on the trails of the Gatineau Park or Nakkertok Nordic, competing in local races, and coaching at Nakkertok Nordic.
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