USPORTS and Canada Snowboard are proud to announce the Canadian roster for the 2023 FISU World University Winter Games in Lake Placid in January.
Nine Canadian student-athletes will hit the slopes of Gore Mountain from January 12 until January 22. Canada will look to improve on its five-medal haul since snowboarding became part of the FISU World University Games program in 1999.
Alexandre Cadieux (Ottawa, ON), Anthony Gervais-Marcoux (Saint-Apollinaire, QC), Clara Chapman (Sutton, QC) and Bridget MacLean (Glen Haven, NS) will race in the snowboardcross event. Jonah Cantelon (Midhurst, ON) will be Canada's only freestyle representative, while Adam Farber (Toronto, ON), Jacob Farber (Toronto, ON), Gabriel Wood (North York, ON) and Andrew Behan (Toronto, ON) will compete in the alpine events. Justin Carpentier (Montreal, QC) will act as an alternate on the alpine team.
Of the group, only Alexandre Cadieux has experience at the FISU Games. The University of Ottawa student finished 22nd in the snowboard cross event in Krasnoyarsk in 2019.
“I can't wait to represent Canada once again in snowboard cross,” said Cadieux, a member of the 2022-2023 Ontario provincial team. “I am also looking forward to meeting new people and competing on a new track with challenging features.”
Cadieux is already familiar with the area, having taken part in a competition at Gore Mountain in February 2022. “I really liked the mountain, and the track was very well built and fun. I can’t wait to return.”
In alpine, twins Adam and Jacob Farber, two former members of the Ontario team, will surely draw attention. The two students at the Lazaridis School of Business at Wilfrid Laurier University took part in the last Junior World Championships in Italy. Adam earned the family’s best result with a 4th place finish in the slalom.
The team will be led in Lake Placid by a pair of coaches: Danielle Courchesne, who will take care of the alpine and freestyle events, and Elisabeth Schwable-Côté, who will supervise the snowboard cross events.
TEAM CANADA ROSTER
|Alexandre Cadieux||Snowboard cross||University of Ottawa||Ottawa, ON|
|Anthony Gervais-Marcoux||Snowboard cross||UQAR||Saint-Apollinaire, QC|
|Clara Chapman||Snowboard cross||Bishop’s University||Sutton, QC|
|Bridget MacLean||Snowboard cross||UBC-Okanagan||Glen Haven, NS|
|Jonah Cantelon||Freestyle||University of Toronto||Midhurst, ON|
|Adam Farber||Alpine||Wilfrid Laurier University||Toronto, ON|
|Jacob Farber||Alpine||Wilfrid Laurier University||Toronto, ON|
|Gabriel Wood||Alpine||Queen’s University||North York, ON|
|Andrew Behan||Alpine||Wilfrid Laurier University||Toronto, ON|
Alternate: Justin Carpentier (alpine; Montreal, QC)
- Danielle Courchesne (freestyle, alpine)
- Elisabeth Schwable-Côté (snowboard cross)
CANADA’S MEDALS AT THE FISU GAMES
- Mitch Baker (giant slalom), silver, 1999 (Poprad, Slovakia)
- Brendan Davis (halfpipe), gold, 2005 (Innsbruck, Austria)
- Brendan Davis (halfpipe), silver, 2007 (Turin, Italy)
- Will Malisch (snowboard cross), gold, 2019 (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
- Audrey McManiman (snowboard cross), bronze, 2019 (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)