First Canadian ski jumper to advance past qualifying round at Olympic Winter Games … Has competed in two WC … Set Canadian record in 2006 … First Canadian since 1991 to receive points toward world ranking … National champion six consecutive years.
World Championship (WC) Results
2009 (Liberec, CZE): 42nd – HS100 2007 (Sapporo, JPN): 12th – Team HS134; 37th – HS100; 44th – HS134
2009-10: Finished 41st and 49th in World Cups … Finished 14th in HS140 and 17th in HS109 at Continental Cup in Alpensia, KOR. 2008-09: Three World Cup appearances … Was 41st at World Cup event in 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue in Whistler, B.C. … Finished 42nd at WC … National champion for 6th consecutive year (2003-09). 2007-08: Had three Continental Cup appearances, best finish was 15th in HS134 in Zakopane, POL … Had two top-10 finishes in FIS Cups in Whistler, B.C., 8th in HS 106 and 10th in HS 106 … Competed in two Continental Cups. 2006-07: Achieved two top-30 World Cup results, 26th in HS 143 in Titisee-Neustadt, GER, and 26th in HS140 in Klingenthal, GER … Finished 37th at WC. 2005-06: Participated in Olympic Winter Games … Set Canadian distance record at Planica, SLO with a jump of 191.5 metres.
Nephew of Olympian alpine skier Ken Read, who he considers his idol … Started out in alpine ski racing before switching to ski jumping … Has one brother, Andrew (26) … Studied accounting and macroeconomics at SAIT college in Calgary in 2007 … Pastimes include soccer, working on his motorbike, hockey and mountain climbing … Not scared of jumping 194 metres in the air but is fearful of needles!