June 11, 2020

Calgary, AB — Alberta Alpine is pleased to announce the athletes who have received an official nomination to join the 2020/21 Alberta Ski Team and Alberta Ski Cross Team. 

The process to nominate this group of athletes is lead by the High Performance Committee (HPC) of Alberta Alpine for the alpine team, while for the Alberta Ski Cross Team, the nomination process is greatly assisted by the management team at Canada Ski Cross, who provide thoughtful insight and data to support the nomination to Canada’s only provincial ski cross team.

Leading the Alberta Ski Team and Alberta Ski Cross Team for the 2020/21 season are a team of six dedicated coaches, combining years of high-performance coaching experience —  including many at the National Team and World Cup levels — with rising stars on the Canadian ski coaching scene. Alberta Alpine is grateful for this group of professionals, who have accepted the challenge and opportunity to continue building the Alberta provincial programs to be the most supportive system for the advancement of our athletes. Alberta Ski Team and Alberta Ski Cross Team 2020/21 Coaching Staff:

(Note: all coach names appear in surname alphabetical sequence)

Fairley, Kya (ASXT)
Haehlen, Jonas (AST)
Martel, Jean-Marc (ASXT)
Preziosi, Gavin (AST)
Read, Jim (AST)
Rybarik, Peter (AST)

In addition to their nominations below, we also wish to highlight a number of Alberta athletes who are being recognized by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) to the CAST NextGen Program. This recognition is based on new criteria that has been approved and supported by all Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs). This program recognizes the performance and potential of these athletes on their journey toward the World Cup team.

Sport programming for these athletes will continue to be provided through the athletes PTSO, in coordination with Alpine Canada. These athletes are an important part of the CAST long-term program and together we will continue to support their development. Thank you to Phil McNichol, High-Performance Director – Alpine, for his support in creating this important National recognition program.

To all athletes included in this publication — congratulations on this career milestone! Your dedication, perseverance, and passion toward our sport is to be commended. In addition, thank you to your club coaches, families, and friends for helping in your journey to achieving this step, and we are truly honoured to work with each of you this season.

(Note: all athlete and coach names appear in surname alphabetical sequence) 

2020/21 ALPINE CANADA ALPIN – CAST NextGen Program Recognition Athletes

ALPINE (National NextGen, Women):

Gray, Cassidy — 2001, PANO/AST
Richardson, Britt — 2003, CARC/BURKE
Timmermann, Claire — 2000, BAR/AST

ALPINE (National NextGen, Men):

Casselman, Jamie — 2000, PANO/AST
Sharp, Keegan — 1997, PANO

2020/21 ALBERTA SKI TEAM – Nominated Athletes

ALPINE (Women):

Alexander, Ashleigh — 2000, CARC/AST
Alexander, Kiara — 2001, SUNSH/AST
Cunningham, Haley — 2001, PANO
Gray, Cassidy — 2001, PANO/AST (University of Colorado)
Hill, Alyssa — 2001, PANO/AST
Hoshizaki, Tora — 2001, SNOW/NATC/AST
Lebsack, Avery — 2002, PANO
Timmermann, Claire — 2000, BAR/AST
van Soest, Katrina — 1999, BAR

COACHES (Women):

Preziosi, Gavin
Read, Jim

ALPINE (Men):

Carruthers, Caeden — 2001, CMRC/NATC/AST (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Casselman, Jamie — 2000, PANO/AST (Montana State University)
Dets, Taras — 2001, CARC (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Dunn, Logan — 2001, NATC
Harrison, Daniel — 2001, NATC (Plymouth State University)
Mittertreiner, Devin — 2000, SUNSH/AST (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Molesky, Daniel — 2001, BAR
Petkovic, Konstantin — 2000, BAR/AST
Profitt, John Daniel — 2002, SUNSH (Burke Mountain Academy)
Sharp, Keegan — 1997, PANO (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Small, James — 2001, CARC
Wallace, Liam — 1999, SUNSH/AST

COACHES (Men):

Haehlen, Jonas
Rybarik, Peter

In 2018, to align with our Strategic Plan, Alberta Alpine began following the philosophy of recommending athletes complete high-school while remaining at their home club. It was viewed that not only did this recommendation support the athletes by allowing them a more flexible structure within which to complete their studies and continue their athletic advancement, but that it also supported the strength of FIS programs at the club level. Following that philosophy, Alberta Alpine would like to recognize the achievements of the following athletes, who fall within this year’s AST selection guidelines and discussion, but will complete high-school while competing for their club for the 2020/21 season.

2020/21 ALBERTA SKI TEAM – Recognition Athletes

ALPINE – Recognition (Women):

Fynn, Kaitlyn — 2003, CARC/BURKE (will compete for Burke Mountain Academy and complete high-school)
Gray, Jacquelyn — 2002, PANO (will compete for Team Panorama and complete high-school)
Richardson, Britt — 2003, CARC/BURKE (will compete for Burke Mountain Academy and complete high-school)
Timmermann, Cydnie — 2003, BAR (will compete for Banff Alpine Racers and complete high-school)

2020/21 ALBERTA SKI CROSS TEAM – Nominated Athletes

SKI CROSS (Women):

Bishop, Mara — 1998, ABSX/ASXT
Clarke, Sarah — 2000, ABSX/ASXT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Patterson, Emilie-Soleil — 1998, RED (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Velcic, Alexa — 1997, ABSX/ASXT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Vincett, Kiersten — 2000, ABSX (will also compete for the University of Calgary)

SKI CROSS (Men):

Boehm, Austin — 2001, OZT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
McEwen, Callum — 1998, ABSX/ASXT
Ralph, Reece — 2000, ABSX/ASXT
Reynolds, Zachary — 1999, ABSX/ASXT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Rubinoff, Alex — 1995, ABSX/ASXT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Tremblay, Phillip — 1999, ABSX/ASXT (will also compete for the University of Calgary)
Webster, Ryan — 1998, AST/ABSX/ASXT
Wilson, Andrew — 1999, AST/ASXT 

COACHES (Ski Cross): 

Fairley, Kya
Martel, Jean-Marc

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