Tait Jordan of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) has been named to Team Canada for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, he is injured and won't be racing anytime soon.
On Jan. 13, Alpine Canada officially announced the athletes selected to participate in the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship from Jan. 17 to 26 in St. Anton, Austria. The Canadian junior alpine ski team is looking to build on last year’s success at Panorama Ski Resort in Invermere, B.C., where Canada won gold in the team parallel event and achieved 11 top-ten results.
“Congratulations to the athletes named to the team and to the coaches, clubs and families who have helped them reach this level,” said Therese Brisson, president and CEO of Alpine Canada in a press release. “This is an important event in the competitive pathway and a great opportunity for our best junior aged athletes to test themselves against the world's best. We look forward to building on the amazing results from last year in Panorama in St. Anton this year."
The 2023 World Junior team is comprised of 12 skiers under the age of 21 who made the cut through a selection criteria that considers world ranking, world ranking by age, as well as performance in the Nor-Am Series. The team is led by returnee Britt Richardson of Canmore, Alta. and includes six women and six men. Three other athletes, Jordan, Justine Lamontagne of Saint-Ferréol-les Neiges, Que. and Arianne Forget of Prevost, Que. (who is also injured) were named to last year’s World Junior roster as well.
Jordan's best result at the 2022 Alpine Junior World Ski Championship was a 10th-place finish in downhill.
“Congratulations to all the athletes who have been selected to represent Canada and we look forward to watching them compete on the world’s biggest stage,” said Frederic Lecoq, Chief Marketing Officer of Sporting Life Group. “We’re inspired by this next generation of ski racers who have worked hard to accomplish their dream. Our partnership with Alpine Canada and Canada's ski teams has enabled us to support them throughout their journey.”
Visit the Alpine Canada website for more information.