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Canada Nominates 18 Snowboarders to Canadian Olympic Committee

Canada Snowboard is proud to nominate the best snowboarders to represent at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, from February 12 to 28, 2010

Canada Snowboard announced on Monday the nomination of 18 Canadian snowboarders to the Canadian Olympic Committee.

“The team we have for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games is solid, experienced, dynamic and ready to compete for gold, at home, in our backyard. The riders we have selected deserved to be selected following years of hard work, and stellar results in the year leading up to the Olympic Winter Games,” said Christian Hrab, Director of High Performance for Canada Snowboard.

The high performance objective of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Snowboard team is to win five medals at the Olympic Games.

2010 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SNOWBOARD TEAM NOMINATION
(Name, discipline, hometown, how they qualified)

CALVÉ, Caroline PGS Montreal/Aylmer, QC Other Nomination
CONRAD, Sarah* HP Halifax, NS Other Nomination
LOO, Alexa* PGS Richmond, BC Other Nomination
MALTAIS, Dominique* SBX Petite-Rivière St-Francois, QC Top 5 Nomination
NICOLL, Mercedes* HP Whistler, BC Other Nomination
RICKER, Maëlle* ^ SBX West Vancouver, BC Top 5 Nomination
TAYLOR, Palmer HP Collingwood, ON Other Nomination
ZAKRESKI Kimiko PGS Calgary, AB Other Nomination

ANDERSON, Jasey-Jay* ^ PGS Mont-Tremblant, QC Defending World Champion
BATCHELOR, Jeff ^ HP Oakville, ON Top 5 Nomination
BOIVIN, François* ^ SBX Jonquière, QC Top 5 Nomination
FAGAN, Robert SBX Squamish, BC Top 5 Nomination
LAMBERT, Michael HP Toronto, ON Other Nomination
LAMOUREUX, Justin* ^ HP Squamish, BC Top 5 Nomination
MORISON, Matthew ^ PGS Burketon, ON Top 5 Nomination
MARTIN, Brad* ^ HP Ancaster, ON Other Nomination
NEILSON, Drew* ^ SBX North Vancouver, BC Other Nomination
ROBERTSON, Mike SBX Canmore, AB Top 5 Nomination

Legend
( * ) Olympic Winter Games experience
( ^ ) FIS World Championships medals

COACHES
FAWCETT, Mark PGS Saint-John, NB Head Coach, Alpine
JEAN, Sylvain PGS St Férréol Les Neiges, QC Coach, Alpine
MARKS, Carl PGS Bromont, QC Video coach, Alpine
MATHIEU, Marcel SBX France Head Coach, Snowboard cross
BRUNNER, Rene SBX Austria Coach, Snowboard cross
MILNE, Tim SBX Whistler, BC Coach, Snowboard cross
HUTCHINSON, Tom HP Val David, QC Head Coach, Halfpipe
DeCOSTE, Kris HP Thornbury, ON Coach, Halfpipe

SUPPORT STAFF
LEBRUN, Connie Edmonton, AB Physician
COX, David North Vancouver, BC Clinical Sport Psychologist
HELLIER, Marilyn Whistler, BC Head Physiotherapist
MORO, Vas Whistler, BC Physiotherapist
OSBORNE, Heidi Calgary, AB Physiotherapist
HRAB, Christian Vancouver, BC Team Leader
M’SEFFAR, Nadia Vancouver, BC Team Manager
JONCAS, Robert Vancouver, BC Team Manager
NAPERT-FRENETTE, Guy Calgary, AB Media Attaché

2010 Canadian Olympic Snowboard Team – By the Numbers
37: Oldest rider: Alexa Loo (PGS)
17: Youngest: Palmer Taylor (HP)
27.5: Average age
18: Total number of riders
8: Total number of women
10: Total number of men
8: Number of first-time Olympians
17: Number of riders with World Cup podiums
60: Number of World Cup victory
169: Combined numbers of World Cup podiums
10: Number of riders with OWG starts
1: Number of riders with OWG medals (Dominique Maltais, Bronze, 2006)
15: Total number of OWG Starts
17: Number of riders with FIS World Snowboard Championships starts
8: Number of riders with FIS World Snowboard Championships medals
87: Total number of FIS World Snowboard Championships starts
6: Number of riders from British Columbia
5: Number of riders from Ontario
4: Number of riders from Québec
2: Number of riders from Alberta
1: Number of riders from Nova Scotia