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Tess Critchlow

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Tess Critchlow

Tess started snowboarding when she was just two years old and it has been a huge part of her life ever since. Tess started out simple with a small hill in the back of their yard, then slowly progressed to bigger hills. Her very first competition was in March of 2001 when she was six. It was the Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom held at Big White Ski Resort. The following years Tess continued to race and enter the majority of competitions that were held at Big White.

Tess has been back to back Canadian National Junior Champion at Big White, along with 13 Nor-Am Cup Podiums from 2012-2014.

She captured bronze with teammate Carle Brenneman at the Veysonnaz Team SBX World Cup in 2017, and has enjoyed several top ten performances from 2015-2017. 

In the Summer Tess likes to spend her off-season with family and friends as much as possible, she enjoys biking, wakeboarding, longboarding and hanging at the beach.


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Carle Brenneman

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Carle Brenneman

Carle grew up in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. She began snowboarding at the age of 12 on Mt. Washington. Her passion quickly developped for snowboarding and she moved to Whistler to develop he skills on a snowboard at the age of 17. She was scouted to join the BC Snowboard Team and after a few years of training and competing she soon qualified to join the Canadian National Snowboardcross team in 2012. Since then Carle is dedicated to becoming the top athlete in her sport. She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2018 and is still on the pursuit if her Olympic Medal! 

Her memorable moments in snowboarding include: 

-Competing in the 2018 Olympic Games 
-Two top-eight results at the World Championships 2019 

During the summer Carle enjoys riding her motorcycle, skateboarding, running, and any adventure she can be apart of.

Her hopes for this upcoming season is to win her first individual World Cup Medal. 


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Comox, BC T I F

Kevin Hill

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Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill loves to live life to the fullest. Since he first saw the Olympic Games on television, he’s been craving for the day he would be part of the National team and living the Olympic dream, no matter what sport he would be competing in. At 19, he started snowboarding and his love for speed and airtime brought him to Snowboardcross, a few years later, Kevin is now an Olympian with our best men's Snowboardcross finish at the 2014 Olympic Games with a 5th place.

Since 2010, Hill has been a leader on the Snowboardcross team, having gained respect with an impressive out-of-nowhere run that came up just short of qualifying for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Hill turned heads with a second place finish at the 2011 Winter X-Games.

In 2015/2016, Hill took home the silver at the Baqueira Beret World Cup, and followed up his Spanish success with a bronze in the SBX team event at the 2017 Sierra Nevada FIS Snowboard World Championships.

In the off-season, Hill can be found racing BMX in his hometown of Vernon, BC or enjoying extreme sports such as cliff jumping, downhill mountain biking, surfing and wakeboarding.


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Vernon, BC T I F

Meryeta O'Dine​

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Meryeta O'Dine​

The threat of having to wear a spandex suit, and a nudge from her big brother, convinced a 7 year old Meryeta O’Dine to switch from alpine skiing  to snowboarding. A NorAM title holder, a Canada Winter Games champion and even a World Cup bronze medalist at the age of 20, it’s a decision that has been paying off ever since.

Having captured gold at the Canada Winter Games at her home mountain of Mount Tabor in 2015 (Did we mention they named a run after her?), the Prince George native was officially added to the senior national team in 2016-2017. Racing in one of her first World Cup starts, O’Dine stunned the field and captured bronze at the 2017 Feldberg World Cup, becoming the only individual female snowboardcross medalist this past season.

Fuelled on her father’s self described « slop » (a mixture of moose meat, macaroni noodles and tomato sauce) the 20 year old is now primed for a career year on her second full season on the national team with her ultimate goal still within her reach – competing for Canada at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


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Prince George, BC T I F

Zoe Bergermann

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Zoe Bergermann

What started out as a weekend activity with her family has turned into Zoe's passion. Her first ventured into the world of snowboardcross when she was ten years old and won the first race that she entered – it’s been full steam ahead ever since!

From training camps in Argentina and Austria, to her first World Cup in Collingwood, Ontario, and her 2nd overall finish in the NorAm circuit in 2014, Zoe is evolving into a fierce Snowboardcross racer with sights set on representing Canada on the world stage.

Now with several World Cup top tens under her belt, Zoe has her sights set on her first World Cup podium in 2017/2018 - as well as a qualification for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


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Erin, ON T I F

Éliot Grondin

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Éliot Grondin

Eliot started snowboarding at 4 years old at a small ski hill close to his home town. He snowboarded there until 8-9 years old. He started his racing career at 8 years old and won the first race he ever competed in! His most memorable carrer moment so far is Pyeonchang 2018. In the summer he loves biking and surfing. His professional career aspirations would be to compete in a WC big final.


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Ste-Marie, QC T I F

Haili Moyer

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Haili Moyer

Haili grew up in King City, ON and took her first snowboard lesson on her 7th birthday in Stowe, Vermont. She fell in love and every year tried to continue pushing her limits with the sport. She started competing in snowboard cross at 17 and a year later she moved to Whistler, BC to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder. Since then she has worked her way up through the ranks and was named to the next gen team in 2019. Haili spends as much time on snow as she can but in the summer she also loves to go for hikes and play golf. This season she hopes to continue making big improvements in her results on the world cup tour.


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King City, ON I F

Evan Bichon

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Evan Bichon

A product of Prince George, BC, Evan Bichon began snowboarding at the age of 5. His father being a self taught snowboarder took on the role as Evan’s first snowboard coach and seeded the foundation for Evan’s passion for the sport. Evan’s accomplishments over recent years include a 1st place at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, 4th place at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympics Game in Lillehammer, Norway, 1st place at the 2017 Sports Experts Speed Nation Junior Nationals and 5th place at the Sports Experts Speed Nation Nationals in the Senior category the same year.

When he is not training and riding on his board he likes to spend his time skateboarding, hiking, fishing, at the lake hanging out,  and doing things that involve adventure and adrenaline rush.  Evan has his sights set on making the 2018 Canadian Olympic Team, winning the overall Nor-Am title, and to improve his standing on the World Cup circuit - currently ranked 52nd in the world, with the aim to land a spot on the Canadian National Team


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Prince George, BC T I F

Liam Moffatt

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Liam Moffatt

Growing up next to the mountain of Ski Wentworth in Nova Scotia meant one thing for Liam... His dad got him on skis as soon as he learned how to walk. However Skiing did not last long for Liam as he immediately fell in love with Snowboarding by the age of 7. Since then Liam has been to 3 Junior World Championships. Started at 10+ World Cups and won the 2018/19 Noram Title. With a personal World Cup Spot earned throught the Noram title, Liam hopes to race all the World Cups this winter in hopes of getting the results to be able to earn Canada another quota spot. Liam spends the off-season training in Whistler, playing golf and riding his bike.


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Truro, NS T I

Audrey McManiman

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Audrey McManiman

With the desire to be as “cool” as her sister and be better than her brothers who skied, Audrey gave snowboarding a shot at the age of 10. Raised on a farm in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Quebec her love for the outdoors grew and her desire to take on a new challenge was met when she tried learning how to snowboard for the first time in her own backyard. Not one to shy away from a good challenge she is fresh off the 2016/2017 season with 7 podium finishes, notably 4 of them being victories, taking the NorAm Overall Championship title. Her love for the outdoors takes her mountain biking, cycling, climbing, skateboarding, tennis and enjoys cooking and puzzle making. Her goals for the 2017/2018 season are to defend the Nor-Am Overall Championship title, and improving her rankings on the World Cup tour.


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Quebec City, QC T I F

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