We are pleased to present the 2020-2021 FIS NCO Ski Team

 

The FIS Team


Ben Cook
Club: Vorlage

Ben Cook’s favourite memory from his home club the Vorlage Racing Team is moving from Nancy Greene to competitive racing.  Ben starting skiing at Ski Vorlage at 3 years old.  He began racing in the Nancy Greene program at 7 years old. When Ben’s not skiing, you will find him reading, mountain biking, road biking and playing video games.  Ben’s favourite saying is “No matter what you do, you can’t change others, you can only change yourself”.  His equipment sponsors are: Skis: Dynastar, Boots: Lange,  Poles: Leki & Kerma, Helmet: POC, Clothing: Sync & Blacksheepracing, Everything: Sporting Life. Favourite Emoji: 🤙.

 


Gillian Hamilton
Club: Camp Fortune

Gillian Hamilton’s favourite memory from her home club the Camp Fortune Ski Club is spending time with friends. Gill started skiing with her family as a fun activity that they could do together.  Her parents did not plan for her to become a competitive ski racer, but it became clear to them after Nancy Greene, that skiing was Gill’s passion and something that she wanted to pursue.  When Gill’s not racing, you will find her doing CrossFit and lifting weights – she’s one strong athlete!  Gill’s favourite saying is “Donkey’s sink in quick sand, but mules don’t”. Her advice to all athletes and racers is to have fun. Equipment Sponsors: Skis: Rossignol, Boots: Rossignol, Poles: Leki, Helmet: POC, Clothing: Sync & Blacksheepracing, Everything: Sporting Life. Favourite Emoji: 🤪.


  U16 Athletes – NCO Ski Team   Nicola Gilmour
   Club: Mont Ste. Marie

 Nicola’s favourite memory from her home ski club, Club MSM, is skiing in the trees and on the   Klotz run on powder days with my teammates.

Nicola started skiing at Mont Ste Marie when she was two years old with her parents and her older sister, Julia Gilmour. Nicola comes from a long line of ski racers! Her older sister skied with the NCO and now races for Killington Mountain, her dad, Sean Gilmour, raced for DLS and in the US, and her grandparents were ski racers and professional water skiers in Quebec. When Nicola is not skiing, you will find her sailing, playing volleyball, waterskiing, mountain biking and spending time with her dog, Kappa.

Nicola’s advice is to always work hard, but make sure to have fun while you are doing it!! Favourite emoji: 🏔

Brands: Volkl skis, Dalbello boots, Marker bindings,Swix ski poles, Poc helmets, Marker goggles, Sync clothing, Blacksheepskiracing,Sporting Life.


Charlie Graf
Club: Mont Ste. Marie


Jensen Grieve
Club: Mont Cascades


Andreea Nicolici
Club: Camp Fortune


Angus Somers
Club: Mont Ste Marie


Rhode Quirk
Club: Camp Fortune

Rhode Quirk started skiing at Mont Tremblant when he was 4 years old, chasing his brother, Britton Quirk (now on the Ontario Ski Team), down the ski hill.  Rhode started racing when he was 6 years old. When Rhode is not skiing, you will find him fishing, playing basketball, biking, working out, gaming and up for a round of paintball. Rhode’s favourite saying is “Nothin’ but a peanut,” by Ronnie Coleman. Rhode’s advice is to have fun and don’t give up! Equipment Sponsors: Skis & boots: Rossignol, Bindings: Look, Helmets: Dainese Uvex, Poles: Leki, Clothing: Sync Blacksheepracing, Everything: Sporting Life. Favourite emoji 😏.


Julian Royz
Club: Mont Ste. Marie

Julian Royz started skiing when he was 4 years old.  He started racing at 7 years old in at Mont Ste Marie.  He is the first ski racer in his family, although we hear that his brother Noah, who works at Sporting Life is a wicked Snow Boarder.  His best memory from his time with Club Mont Ste Marie, was winning the Art Tommy Memorial cup in 2018. When Julian’s not ski racing, you will find him windsurfing, wake surfing, water skiing, mountain biking and strength training at the Canadian Strength Institute. Julian’s favourite saying is “When in doubt, tuck it out.” His advice is to have fun and work hard. Equipment Sponsors: Skis: Rossignol, Bindings: Look, Poles: Leki, Swix, Komperdell, Boots: Rossignol, Lange, Helmet: Sweet Protection, Goggles: Oakley, Gloves: Level, Leki, Gate Protection: Slytech, Clothing: Sync Blacksheepracing, Everything: Sporting Life. Favourite emoji: 😜.


Kaiden Villeneuve

Club: Camp Fortune

Kaiden Villeneuve started ski racing at the Camp Fortune Ski Club.  His favourite memory from CFSC is participating in the club-wide Skimeister and doing demos at the end of the season. Kaiden started skiing at Camp Fortune when he was 3 years old.  His brother, Kobe, also ski races and is currently on the Ontario Ski Team.  Kaiden’s parents ski recreationally, so he and his brother are the first racers in the family. When Kaiden isn’t skiing, he enjoys going to exercise every day at The Fitness Lab in Manotick.  Kaiden’s goals for this year are to improve his consistency in training and racing and to be gross! Equipment Sponsors: Skis & Bindings: Atomic, Helmets & Protective Gear: Shred, Poles: Swix & Komperdell, Clothing: Sync & Blacksheepracing, Everything; Sporting Life. Favourite Emoji 🤥.