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Patrick Biggs

Biography

Patrick Biggs is a two-time Olympian who competed at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.  During his Olympic debut in Turin, he had been in 10th place after the first run of slalom but crashed in his second run. He went on to finish 35th in the giant slalom in Vancouver.

Getting to know…

Father is Australian, mother Canadian … Grew up skiing the mountains of Victoria, Australia … Moved to Ottawa at age five … Started with Ottawa Ski Club at age six … Attended Dartmouth College and skied for them … Loves the challenge alpine skiing presents both psychologically and physically … Knows that someone can always go faster than the fastest skier in the world … Enjoys golf, surfing and tennis as well …. Builds things, such as Japanese tea houses, in his spare time.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2006 TurinSkiing - AlpineSlalom - MenDNF
2010 VancouverSkiing - AlpineGiant Slalom - Men35

Notable International Results

FIS World Championships: 2007 (Are, SWE): 9th - slalom 2005 (Bormio, ITA): 9th - slalom

Career Notes

2009-10: Finished two World Cup races, with 17th- and 21st-place results in slalom ... Finished 15th and 17th in slalom at European Cups ... Finished 3rd in slalom at nationals. 2008-09: Top World Cup result was 21st, twice, in slalom ... Third in slalom at nationals ... Won silver and bronze on Nor-Am Cup circuit, adding three more top-10 results. 2007-08: Finished two World Cup races, 21st and 23rd in slalom ... Won two Nor-Am Cup slalom races in Winter Park, USA and Georgian Peaks, Ont. 2006-07: Another excellent WC result, 9th in slalom (02/17/07) ... Finished one World Cup race, 19th in slalom ... Won two silver and two bronze medals at Nor-Am Cups. 2005-06: In first Olympic experience, he was in 10th place after the first run but crashed in the second run ... Finished three World Cup races, top result 14th in Beaver Creek, USA ... Won silver and bronze in Nor-Am Cups ... Won first-ever FIS races, in giant slalom and slalom, adding two more silver medals ... Suffered back injury at beginning of season. 2004-05: His breakthrough season ... At first WC, finished a strong 9th in slalom (02/12/05) ... Had career-best World Cup results, 10th in slalom in Wengen, SUI (01/16/05) and Chamonix, FRA (01/09/05) ... The latter came in his very first World Cup race ever ... Won two European Cup races, two Nor-Am Cup races and one FIS race ... Canadian slalom champion. 1999-04: Won nine FIS races ... Top Nor-Am Cup finish was 9th ... Was 4th in slalom at 2003 nationals.