One of Canada’s future potential stars, Phil Brown had a standout performance at the 2011 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in 2011 when he won bronze in the combined while finishing seventh in the super-G and 10th in the slalom. He competed in his first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014, the highlight of which was a top-20 finish in the slalom.
Brown made his World Cup debut in January 2012 but so far has competed primarily on the Nor-Am Cup circuit. In 2012-13 he captured the overall Nor-Am giant slalom title thanks to a victory in the last race of the season. Brown debuted at the FIS World Ski Championships in 2013 with a 35th place finish in the giant slalom. He was also a member of the Canadian team that narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the team event.
2011 World Junior bronze medallist (combined)…
Getting Into Sport: Learned to ski at age three… Started racing at age eight… Outside Interests: Loves playing other sports including hockey, mountain biking, golf, volleyball, water skiing… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Downtown Phil Brown, Philly and Brownie… Affiliated with the Nik Zoricic Foundation; Zoricic had been a friend growing up whose father Bebe coached Brown when he was young and one of the reasons he took ski racing more seriously… Admires Erik Guay for his work ethic and professionalism… Favourite quote: “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar… When he was 10 his family took a vacation to watch the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and were among the few Canadian fans in the stands when Daniel Igali won wrestling gold…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIS World Championships: 2013 – 35th (GS)