We are pleased to present the 2019-2020 U16 NCO Ski Team!
The U16 Team
Wyatt’s best memories from his home club, Calabogie Ski Racing, are racing at Le Defi Alpin at Le Relais, going to the Muskoka Rodeo and the Timming Slalom Derby with his team mates.
Wyatt starting skiing when he was 3 years old at Calabogie Peaks Resort and Silver Star. He started skiing Snow Stars when he was 7 years old and started racing when he was 8 years old. When he isn’t ski racing, Wyatt spends his time tree skiing, powder skiing, freestyle kayaking and mountain biking.
Wyatt’s goals this year are to improve his skiing and have fun!
Brands: Rossignol, Sweet Protection, Slytech, Leki, Oakley, Sporting Life
Club: North Bay Alpine
Colin’s favourite memory from his home club, North Bay Ski Racers, is having a blast with his team one day when the lifts were all shut down and they got waterski ropes and a couple of snowmobiles towed them up the hill so that they could train.
Colin started skiing on a small hill in North Bay when he was 3 years old and began racing when he was 9 years old. Colin’s entire family skis, but he’s the very first ski racer in his family!
When Colin’s not skiing, you will find him on his bike or golfing! Colin’s favourite quote is “Don’t be afraid to give up good to go for great” – John D. Rockefeller. Colin’s goals for this year is to race Eastern Finals with a good overall provincial placement.
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Brands: Sporting Life, ROSSINGNOL- boot & skis, POC – Helmet, LEKI- Poles and guards, LOOK- Bindings, SYNC BLACKSHEEP – clothing.
Sophie’s favourite memory from her home club, the Vorlage Racing Team, is singing country songs with her teammates on the chairlift and laughing.
Sophie learned how to ski when she was 5 years old at Ski Vorlage then when she was six years old she joined the race program. Sophie’s sister, Kaia, was on the NCO Team and is now racing FIS ENL with thE Camp Fortune-Calabogie program. Sophie’s mom was a ski racer, coach and ski instructor and her dad is an awesome skier and an amazing photographer. When Sophie is not racing, you will find her whitewater paddling or watching The Office with her dog Stella.
This year, Sophie’s goals are to Sophie’s goals are to stop bringing her hips around in her turn and, hopefully, make it to provincials and CanAms.
Sophie’s favourite quote is “Ogres are like onions, onions have layers, ogres have layers” – Shrek. Favourite emoji 🦕
Brands – Bindings: Marker, Skis: Volkl, Boots: Dalbello, Poles: Leki, Helmets: Sweet Protection, POC, Race mittens: Level, Clothing: Sync Blacksheep, Everything: Sporting Life
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.
Club: Mont Cascades
Cédric a commencé à skier, car il ne voulait plus jouer du violon. À l’époque, il avait demandé à ses parents de pratiquer le bobsleigh. Comme sa famille ne voulait pas déménager à Calgary, ses parents lui ont proposé d’essayer le ski alpin. C’est donc sur les pentes de la station de ski Mont Cascades que tout a commencé. Son légendaire entraîneur Vernon von Finckenstein lui a donné le goût de s’entraîner pour améliorer ses habiletés motrices et sa coordination. Grâce aux efforts constants de Cédric et de précieux conseils de Vernon, Cédric a monté à quelques reprises les marches du podium. Les meilleurs souvenirs de ce skieur sont le ski libre entre amis et les camps de ski.
Par curiosité, Cédric a participé à un camp d’une semaine chez AcrobatX – Centre Acrobatique Yves Laroche. D’abord, il a appris les techniques de base pour descendre la rampe d’eau. Ensuite, il a appris les manœuvres qui lui ont permis de réussir un flip avant et un flip arrière. Certes, il préfère de loin le ski alpin.
L’été, il aime “surfer” et faire de la “wakeboard” au chalet. L’hiver, il adore faire du ski hors-piste. De plus, il aime jouer aux jeux vidéo, mais ce qu’il préfère le plus, c’est rire avec ses amis.
Cédric skie sur des skis Völkl. Il chausse des bottes Dalbello et il utilise des pôles Leki.
Son objectif cette année est d’avoir du plaisir avec sa nouvelle équipe et de bien skier en compétition. Son emoji favori est 🥖