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December 10, 2013

Congratulations to Wes Savill for a 13place finish in the Continental Cup, Park City. Wes is on the road to Sochi now!

November 20, 2012

World Championships Athlete Selection Criteria-

  • World Cup Points (if field is smaller than 34 athlete must finish ahead of at least 5 other athletes) – automatic qaulification
  • Top 1/3 COC field
  • Coaches Discretion

World Juniors Athlete Selection Criteria-

  • COC Points – automatic qualification
  • up to 2 athletes w/top 35 at COC
  • 1 athlete with top 40 COC (assuming field is larger than 47 athletes),

Failure to meet COC qualification, we will send 1 athlete based off of a January 2nd competition in Calgary (1 jump, 10km race).  Any Male athlete is welcome to participate in this event.

If 3 athletes make the World Junior team with COC points, we may bring a 4th man at coaches discretion to ski the team event. 

June 30, 2012

National Selection Criteria for Sochi Olympic Winter Games is available. Athletes and coaches are encouraged to review this document.

 

January 21, 2012

Canadian Bronze and Youth Olympic Games!

Today, the team of Nathaniel Mah, Taylor Heinrich and Dusty Korek placed third at the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

Congratulations to our Canadian team!

Full Story

December 20, 2011:

2012 Aviva North American

Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

Junior Championships

Location: Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta

Dates: December 31, 2011 – January 3, 2012

Dec. 31
13:00-15:00 Official Training Men/Women HS 67/95
Jan. 1
9:30–15:00 Opening Ceremonies
SJ/NC Event #1 Men/Women HS 95 Open/Junior Qualifier
SJ Event #1 Men/Women HS67 J2 (15 and under)
NC Event #1 Men/Women HS 95/10 km race Open/ Junior Qualifier
Jan. 2
9:30–15:00 SJ Team Event Format TBD HS 95 Open
NC Team Event Format TBD HS 67/3 km race Open
Target Jump TBD HS95 Open
18:00 Banquet/Awards
Jan. 3
9:30–13:30 SJ Event #3 Men/Women HS 95 Open
NC Event #2 Men/Women HS 95/5 km race Open

Map to Canada Olympic Park Jumpsite

 Our Canadians in the Competition:

cAnadain Junior Team

 

From the Provincial Organization, Alberta Ski Jumping Nordic Combined (ASJNC):

Calgary Co-op and Sobey’s Gift Card Fundraiser
Grocery gift cards are an easy way for us to raise money as a club.  For every $100 order, a 5% discount is awarded to the Club, while the individual purchaser retains the full value of the gift card.  The most successful campaigns work because purchasers are regular customers – ie. They have a regular monthly order with post-dated cheques.  Here’s some important information you need to know:

  • CO-OP cards can be used at any Calgary CO-OP for merchandise, gas and travel.
  • Sobey’s cards can be used at any Sobey’s Store for merchandise.
  • If you spend less than the gift card value in a single purchase, the balance will remain on the gift card.
  • Generally, gift card orders must be received at the Jump Center by the 14th of the month for receipt 2 weeks later, on or around the 1st of the next month.
  • Order forms are always available on the Club website, and may be submitted electronically.
  • Cheques are to be post-dated to the 1st of the month unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Make cheques payable to “Alberta Ski Jumping Nordic Combined”.  Put your athlete’s name on the memo section of the cheque, and whether it’s a Sobey’s or CO-OP order.
  • Family and friends may order gift cards through your athlete. They must fill out a separate order form and attach a cheque or any post-dated cheques.
  • Remember, for every $100 of gift cards ordered, $5 goes into the ASJNC fundraising pot.
  • Gift cards will be sent home with your athlete, unless other arrangements are made.
  • Please call in to Tasleem Jessani @ 403.247.5960 or email the order in to sjnchq@gmail.com

 

 

March 2, 2011 World Championships, Oslo Norway

Well done Wes!

Wes Savill skied the 29th fastest time in both competitions skiing up at least 10 places from the jump results

HS 106, 10 K Gunderson 41st 29:16

HS 134, 10 K Gunderson 43rd 30:18

January 28, 2011   World Junior Championships, Otepaa Estonia

Way to go Sabre!

Sabastien Dandurand was the 5th fastest skier in this event and has two years left to compete at this level.

HS 100, 10K Gunderson 34th 30:09

HS 100, 5K Gunderson 45th at 16:30

Channon Pretorius

HS 100, 5K Gunderson 47th at 16:34

January 3, 2011

Welcome to the New-Year and welcome to Solda and Canmore Nordic Sport Services for their support.

Canmore Nordic Sport Services logo

Canmore Nordic Sport Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are all very proud of the performance of our athletes at the opening Continental Cup for the 2010-2011 season in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This indicates that the summer training each Canadian competitor pursued has been successful. Thanks to the coaching and attitude of our team we can anticipate a season with growth in performance consistent with expectations. Congratulations Wes, Sabre, Chanon and Scott!

Results, December 4 2010

Athlete Overall Jump Cross Country Ski
Wes Savill
Altius Nordic Ski Club
26
2:05 back
31
98 points
11
23:37
Sabastien Dandurand
Altius Nordic Ski Club
42
4:20 back
52
69.5 points
19
23:58
Chanon Pretorius
Altius Nordic Ski Club
43
4:20 back
43
89 points
45
25:50

 

 

 

 

Results, December 5 2010

Athlete Overall Jump Cross Country Ski
Wes Savill
Altius Nordic Ski Club
23
1:20 back
25
104.5 points
22
23:47
Sabastien Dandurand
Altius Nordic Ski Club
43
3:36 back
50
73 points
21
23:45
Chanon Pretorius
Altius Nordic Ski Club
49
4:37 back
42
90 points
47
25:55

 

 

 

Jason Myslicki Joins Canadian Olympic Committee Athlete Council

April 11, 2010 -  Congratulation to Jason on his election to the Athlete’s Council for a 4 year term. Jason who was elected by Canadian Olympians at the Games is looking forward to augmenting his board experience. Myslicki has been on the board of Athletes Can and an athlete representative on the board of Nordic Combined Ski Canada.

“It’s an honour to represent all of the Olympians on the Athlete Council. As a two time Olympian for Canada I have ambitions to make a significant contribution to Olympic sport. I look forward to representing Canada’s athletes and learning more about the Canadian Olympic Committee.” Jason will be attending the semi-annual COC sessions in Montreal on April 22 to 24th.

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Olympic Winter Games Debrief and Quadrennial Planning

April 3, 2010 – As part of the on going Own the Podium process NCSC is currently reviewing Games time planning and the winter results of the national training group. This is part of OTP’s quadrennial planning process across the country. In submitting the initial Games time debrief plan, Walt Savill, Director of Operations reports to OTP that “while I believe there are details that we learned about our move to the Olympics that are not included here, we have agreement that this accurately reflects our collective thinking. In every section we have documented the gap that exists. This centers around a few key points that we intend to address in our Quad plan.”

“There are athletes, coaches, a team leader and interested people who have contributed or helped to frame this document. They deserve thanks. With one exception, this was a totally volunteer effort collectively amounting to approximately 100 person hours of work. I would like to use this opportunity to thank contributors, authors and those who helped to guide the process. It is a pleasure to work with this exceptional group of people.”

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VANOC staffers results at WOPPET – Whistler Olympic Park

April 5, 2010 – Results just in from Callaghan Winter Sports Club – Congratulations to Max Saenger who ‘smoked’ the field to a first place finish in the Men’s 30k Free Mass Start this weekend with a time of 1:30:04.3 Saenger was chased to the finished by Nordic Combined National Team skier Wes Savill at 1:30:16.1. Other notable results: John Aalberg 1:33:45.6 (5thplace) and Jon Servold 1:48:20.4 (19thplace). John Heilig, in the 45+ category, finished 1:56:40.3 for a 5th place position. Amanda Cohen finished 7th place in the Women’s 7.5 Free Mass Start category. This weekend marked the 2ndAnnual Woppet and 1st Annual Pole and Pedal event. The cross country races on Saturday were followed by cycling races on Sunday. Visit the Callaghan Winter Sports Club for results.

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February 2010 – Nordic Combined Ski Canada, our team and volunteers are at the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Visit our Links page for information about Nordic Combined and the Games.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 February 1, 2010

Jason Myslicki Scores in Austria                                                           

Seefeld, Austria: Canada’s Jason Myslicki picked up a valuable point in the FIS World Cup Nordic Combined competition held here over the weekend. On Sunday, Myslicki was in 43rd position following his jump on the HS 100. Starting the X/C race 2:16 min. behind the leader Bernhard Gruber (AUS), Myslicki climbed 13 spots through the pack to finish 30thoverall 2:21.6 min. back of the winner Mario Stecher (AUS). “Although 30th place isn’t something that I am uberexcited about, I did it in Seefeld. All of my career I have struggled on this hill.” “Today, I managed a jump that at least put me in a fighting  position for World Cup points. I played a very strategic race and was successful. Today wasn’t a day of non stop hammering, but really a lot of strategy in the pack skiing. I’m excited to get to Whistler to jump a hill on which I am more comfortable.”

The event in Seefeld was the final test before the OWG in Vancouver-Whistler.

For full results visit:
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?event_id=26491&cal_suchsector=NK

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January 25, 2010                                                              

Nordic Combined Ski Canada Nominates Jason Myslicki to the Canadian Olympic Team

CALGARY, Alta: Nordic Combined Ski Canada is very pleased to announce the nomination of Jason Myslicki from Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Canadian Olympic Committee for participation at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Wesley Savill of Calgary, Alberta is the alternate for Canada’s single FIS quota position.  Myslicki received Canada’s selection as part of an internal team nomination process based on his World Ranking List Position.

“It’s an honour to represent such a wonderful group of people that have shared in my dream,” stated Myslicki. “Without the help of so many individuals and sponsors, this just couldn’t happen.  I’m so excited to have the opportunity to perform in front of them in Canada. This is an extremely rare opportunity, especially in the sport of Nordic Combined, which rarely sees international competitions in Canada. It’s been a very challenging journey to get to this point and I’m excited to show how that journey has made me a superior athlete. I’ve worked extremely hard and found a new passion for my sport and now its time to let things happen and enjoy the energy of competing at home.”

Jason Myslicki  -  photo: jim hegan

Jason Myslicki – photo: jim hegan

 

Myslicki (age 33) was named to the Nordic Combined National Team in December 1998. “Jason has made a significant contribution to our program this year through his example as a dedicated high performance athlete,” said Tannis Carlson, board Chair. “His World Cup points in Whistler’s January 2009 World Cup and yesterday in Schonach, Germany represent significant gains for our program. Our Nordic combined community is keen to support Jason at the Games – from sponsors, entry and development level athletes, to board members, volunteers and friends.”

Team Leader Max Thompson and Myslicki are in Val di Fiemme, Italy preparing for one more World Cup in Seefeld, Austria. Thompson, Canada’s other Olympian in Torino is the High Performance Director of Nordic Combined Ski Canada. “I’m excited for Jason in Vancouver.  2006 in Torino was a first for both of us, this time we’re going in with some experience and expectations,” Noted Thompson.  “Jason has done all of the right things as far as preparation goes, so it’s just a matter of execution come Games time.”

The Nordic Combined program in Canada is still developing with a number of young athletes who are training and competing with their sights set on competing at the next winter Olympic Games in Sochi. “While Nordic Combined was hopeful to field a team in Vancouver, this was a challenging goal give the current state of funding for the sport and the youthfulness of the National team,” reports Tannis Carlson.  “We are looking forward to Sochi where this younger group of athletes will have an opportunity to compete on the ski jumping venue managed by Nik Petrov from our National Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Training Centre in Calgary.”

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Jason Myslicki, Max Thompson and Tannis Carlson will be available for telephone interviews as follows:

Mon., Jan. 25, 2010 & Tues. Jan. 26, 2010:  14:00 – 17:00 EST

For further information or to set up an interview, please contact:

Caroline Sharp, Media Attaché for Nordic Combined, csharp@olympic.ca, (613) 794-4887

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Le 25 janvier 2010                                                           

Ski COMBINÉ NORDIQUE Canada NOMME Jason Myslicki DANS L’ÉQUIPE OLYMPIQUE CANADIENNE

CALGARY, AB. : Ski combiné nordique Canada a le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de Jason Myslicki de Thunder Bay, en Ontario auprès du Comité olympique canadien à des fins de participation aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver. Wesley Savill, de Calgary, Alberta, est le substitut de l’équipe canadienne à laquelle un seul quota a été attribué par la FIS.  Myslicki a été nommé dans l’équipe canadienne dans le cadre d’un processus interne de nomination basé sur son classement mondial.

« C’est un honneur de représenter un si merveilleux groupe de gens qui partagent mon rêve, » a déclaré Myslicki. « Sans l’aide de plusieurs personnes et commanditaires, cela n’aurait pas été possible.  Je suis très enthousiaste de l’occasion qui m’est offerte de concourir devant eux, au Canada. C’est une occasion très rare, particulièrement dans le sport du combiné nordique qui voit rarement le déroulement de compétitions internationales au Canada. Le chemin, pour arriver jusqu’ici, a été semé d’embûches, et je suis heureux de pouvoir montrer que ce chemin a fait de moi un meilleur athlète. J’ai travaillé très fort, et ma passion pour mon sport a été renouvelée. Maintenant, c’est le moment de laisser les choses arriver et de profiter de l’énergie qu’apporte la compétition à domicile. »

Myslicki (33 ans) a été nommé dans l’équipe nationale de combiné nordique en décembre 1998. « Jason a apporté une contribution significative à notre programme cette année par son exemple en tant qu’athlète de haut niveau dévoué, » a ajouté Tannis Carlson, président du conseil. « Les points qu’il a inscrits à la Coupe du monde de Whistler en janvier 2009 et hier à Schonach, en Allemagne, représentent des gains importants pour notre programme. La communauté du combiné nordique tient à soutenir Jason aux Jeux : que ce soit les commanditaires, les athlètes débutants ou en développement, les membres du conseil, les bénévoles et les amis. »

 

Max Thompson, le chef d’équipe, et Myslicki sont actuellement à Val di Fiemme, en Italie en vue de se préparer pour une dernière Coupe du monde qui se tiendra à Seefeld, en Autriche. Thompson, qui a représenté le Canada en tant qu’Olympien à Turin, est le directeur de haute performance de Ski combiné nordique Canada. « Je suis heureux que Jason participe aux Jeux de Vancouver.  Turin 2006 constituait une première pour nous deux, et cette fois-ci nous sommes plus expérimentés et nous avons des attentes », a expliqué Thompson.  « Jason a fait tout ce qu’il fallait en matière de préparation, il ne lui reste plus qu’à mettre tout cela à exécution aux Jeux. »

Jason Myslicki  -  photo: nell photo

Jason Myslicki – photo: blake desaulniers

 

Le programme de combiné nordique au Canada est encore en développement, et de jeunes athlètes s’entraînent et participent à des compétitions dans l’objectif de concourir aux prochains Jeux olympiques d’hiver à Sotchi. « Bien que nous avions l’espoir de présenter une équipe à Vancouver, ce fut un objectif ambitieux compte tenu du niveau actuel de financement de ce sport et de la jeunesse de l’équipe canadienne, » a indiqué Tannis Carlson.  « Nous attendons les Jeux de Sotchi où ce groupe de jeunes athlètes aura l’occasion de concourir au site olympique géré par Nik Petrov de notre Centre national d’entraînement de saut à ski et de combiné nordique à Calgary. »

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Jason Myslicki, Max Thompson et Tannis Carlson seront disponibles pour des entrevues téléphoniques comme suit :

Lundi 25 janvier 2010 et mardi 26 janvier 2010 : 14 h  – 17 h HNE

our de plus amples renseignements ou pour une demande d’entrevue, veuillez contacter :

Caroline Sharp, attachée de presse, Combiné nordique, csharp@olympic.ca, (613) 794-4887

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January 23, 2010 – THIS WEEKEND

FIS WORLD CUP SCHONACH, GERMANY– Canada’s World Cup Team Jason Myslicki, Wesley Savill and Head Coach Ilkka Jlyhankangas are in Schonach, Germany this weekend.  Finishing in 30thposition today in a Gunderson HS 96/ 10 km cross country race, Myslicki reports that “although I’m happy to get a point, I expect myself to finish in the top 20. My goal today was to put together a good performance on the ski jump and then do the same on the cross country. Luckily, doing one of the two got me a point. I’m getting a little tense on my competition jumps and its really taking away from the flow of my jumps results in shorter jumps. Looking forward I’m going to really try and relax more and enjoy the wonderful atmospheres at these competitions. I think I’m trying to hard on the jump and its hurting the outcome. I know what to do and how to do as I’ve proven in training. My goal next time is to just let it happen instead of trying to make it happen.”  Myslicki finished the race 1:54 seconds behind the winner and World Cup leader Jason Lamy Chappius of France.

Wesley Savill, finishing in 48thposition comments that “it was a rough day for me, but I am really happy with the way that Jason skied today. The jumping was a bit rough for the both of us, but Slick skied really well, and I struggled to find form on the race course. It’s been a tough season for me but I have gained a lot of valuable experience.” Savill moved up 4 positions after jumping.

High Performance Director Max Thompson is leaving today for Germany to work on pre Games preparations with Myslicki.
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FIS NORDIC JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS - National Team Coach Scott Johnstone and the World Juniors team Barrett Martineau, Chanon Pretorius and Sebastian Dandurand are preparing in Val di Fiemme, Italy aided by teammate Sean Van Es. The team will be competing in Hinterzarten, Germany in the Individual Events on January 27th (Sprint HS106/ 10km cross country race) and January 29th(Gunderson HS 106/10 km).  

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TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FIS MEDIA RESULTS CONTACT:

Egon Theiner

PR and Media Coordinator DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup

Mobile: + 41 79 511 26 99

E-Mail: theiner@fisski.com

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NORDIC COMBINED SKI CANADA ANNOUNCES BROKERLINK  SPONSORSHIP

Nordic Combined Ski Canada is proud to announce that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Brokerlink, one of Canada’s largest insurance brokerages. Inspired by the dedication and abilities of Canada’s Nordic Combined athletes, Brokerlink is supporting the team’s quest for success in international competition. The discipline combines cross-country skiing with ski jumping resulting in one of the most exciting, and demanding, winter sports.

Brokerlink’s essential support will allow athletes to travel, access quality equipment and receive the coaching needed to reach the highest level of sport. The athletes on the team all come from Alberta and Ontario where Brokerlink operates.

“This is a really exciting time for our sport with 2010 just around the corner. We’ve been training hard for a long time for this chance to compete with the world’s best,” said Jason Myslicki one of Canada’s top Nordic Combined athletes from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Brokerlink’s sponsorship is a wonderful recognition of our sport for all of us; athletes, coaches, trainers and, of course, our families. This will help secure the future of Nordic Combined in Canada.”

Jason Myslicki in flight - FIS World Cup - Whistler Olympic Park - January 2009   Nell Photo

Jason Myslicki in flight – FIS World Cup – Whistler Olympic Park – January 2009 Nell Photo

 

Brokerlink’s commitment to excellence in the delivery of personal and business insurance matches the commitment needed to be an elite international athlete.

Jason Myslicki on course - FIS World Cup - Whistler Olympic Park - January 2009   Nell Photo

Jason Myslicki on course – FIS World Cup – Whistler Olympic Park – January 2009 Nell Photo