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Andrew Wynd

Sadly Andrew is now back home running his own Physiotheraphy Clinic - Balwyn Sports Physiotheraphy.

Andrew brought an international flavour to XC Ottawa - and it's wasn't for hiscooking. Andrew hails from Australia, where Nordic skiing ranks well below lawn bowling on the list of lame sports (sorry, all you dedicated lawn bowlers). Andrew has skied with the Australian National Program for several years, and has come to join us to get on the 'right' side of winter, to try and achieve the Australian qualification standard for World Cup and World Championship eligibility.

Andy is a physiotherapist by trade, and worked at Professional Physiotherapy in Barrhaven while he was in Ottawa - so of course he was our team's physiotherapist. His best results include a 4th at the Australian Nationals, and a 21st at a Continental Cup in Telemark, Wisconsin, in 2006. He also qualified for 2 World Championships while training in Ottawa.

Famous quote by Andrew (who hasn't quite adjusted to Canadian vocabulary, despite this being his 2nd year on the team):

"I can't WAIT until summer so I can get out my thongs."

HometownMelbourne, Australia
Personal Sponsors:CPT Global, Skins Compression Garments
Best Results: 4th, Australian Nationals, 2004
6th, Kangaroo Hoppet Worldloppet, 2004
21st, Continental Cup, Telemark Wisconsin, 2003
Performance Goals: Qualify for Australia's World Cup squad.
2007 World Championships Qualification *check*
2010 Olympic Qualification.
Other Pursuits:Physiotherapy, Triathlon, Surfing, Surf Lifesaving
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Infinity
Boots: Salomon
Skate: Marwe
Classic: Elpex

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Andrew's Articles...

Training 10 Tips for Ski Injury Prevention (Videos)  (2011/05/09)
Race Report Wyndy's Race Tales #3 - Hello all from Liberec and the 2009 World Championships.  (2009/03/02)
Race Report Wyndy's Race Tales: Seefeld Report #2  (2009/02/14)
Race Report Wyndy's Race Tales: Koasalauf Report #1  (2009/02/11)
XC News XC Ottawa back on snow!  (2008/08/17)
XC News Australian Winter Update  (2008/07/30)
Editorial Join Team XCOttawa.ca - As good as it gets!  (2008/03/17)
XC News Silver Star Update #2  (2007/11/24)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary - Andrew's week of training  (2007/11/22)
Other Sports 2008 Silver Star Ski Report #1  (2007/11/22)
Humour The Black Bear and You: An Australian’s guide.  (2007/08/20)
Photos and Videos Photos of our 3rd 30km Rollerski Individual TT.  (2007/07/30)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Long 50km National Championship Day  (2007/03/27)
XC News Wyndy @ Worlds #1: XCOttawa's Andrew Wynd at the 2007 Sapporo World Championships!  (2007/02/24)
Athlete Diary Telemark, FIS Points and the Holy Grail: The Road to the 2007 World Championships!  (2007/02/14)
Photos and Videos Andrew's 2007 SuperTour NorAm Photos  (2007/02/02)
Race Report Andrew's 2007 SuperTour NorAM Race Report  (2007/01/26)
Ski Gear Andrew's Ski and Pole Sale  (2006/10/13)
Training Cycling: What a pain in the neck!  (2006/08/24)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Summer in the Northern Hemisphere  (2006/08/14)
Ski Gear The “Complete Fleet” – Part 2: Notes on Ski Selection with help from Zach Caldwell  (2006/07/27)
Ski Gear Poles anyone? Mix of poles for sale  (2006/02/22)
Gatineau Loppet 2006 Keskinada Sprint Report  (2006/02/22)
XC News NorAM Telemark Supertour Report, Telemark Resort, Wisconsin USA 29/30 Jan 2006  (2006/02/02)
Current Events Cross Country Ski Lessons  (2005/12/09)
Ski Gear Race Skis For Sale!  (2005/12/02)
XC Local The Aussie in Ottawa: Tales of the skier from “downunder”.  (2005/11/30)
Workout of the Week Double Pole Endurance  (2005/10/01)
Race Report Skiing Down Under #4 - Kangaroo Hoppet 2005 - "When the world comes to Falls Creek"  (2005/09/01)
Race Report Skiing Down Under #3 - Race Reports  (2005/08/21)
XC News Skiing Down Under #2 - Skiing in July? What the …………!  (2005/07/13)
Athlete Diary Skiing Down Under #1 - Reporting from Australia!  (2005/06/20)
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