Canada name Nordic skiing team for 2017-18Eleven athletes will wear the maple leaf on the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup circuit. 11 May 2017
Cross Country Ski de fond Canada has presented the talented athletes that will represent Team Canada in the 2017-18 Para Nordic skiing season.
Headlining the group of 11 are familiar names such as 10-time Paralympic champion Brian McKeever and guide Graham Nishikawa. McKeever excelled at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, Germany, winning two titles in the men’s cross-country visually impaired.
Men’s standing skier Mark Arendz reclaimed his short distance biathlon gold from 2013 in Finsterau and also added the middle distance to his collection.
Brittany Hudak, 23, finished in the top 10 of both the women’s cross-country and biathlon standing World Cup rankings.
Emily Young, also a standing skier, reached the same feat and landed on the podium in the cross-country sprint at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Test Event.
Mark Arendz, World Cup team
Collin Cameron, World Cup team
Brittany Hudak, World Cup team
Chris Klebl, World Cup team
Brian McKeever, World Cup team
Graham Nishikawa (guide), World Cup team
Emily Young, World Cup team
Sébastien Fortier, development & prospects team
Derek Zaplotinsky, development & prospects team
Ethan Hess, prospects team
Natalie Wilkie, prospects team