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Freestyle Canada Announces 2024 Junior World Championship Roster in Italy

Freestyle Canada Announces 2024 Junior World Championship Roster in Italy

Calgary, Alberta  – March 14, 2024

Freestyle Canada has proudly unveiled its roster for the upcoming 2024 Junior World Championships, set to take place in Livigno/Mottolino and Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy. The championship, scheduled from March 22nd to April 7th, will witness the prowess of young Canadian freestyle skiing talents across various disciplines.

The event is divided into two segments: the first leg will feature four Slopestyle (SS) and Big Air (BA) competitions from March 22nd to March 30th in Livigno/Mottolino. Following this, the spotlight will shift to Chiesa in Valmalenco for two Moguls, two Dual Moguls, two Aerials, and one Aerial and Mogul team competition from March 31st to April 7th.

Freestyle Canada’s roster boasts a formidable lineup across disciplines:

Slopestyle/Big Air Team:

  • Charlie Beatty
  • Rémi Asselin
  • Matthew Lepine
  • Malcome Farris
  • Jacob Durepos
  • Matthaeus Heslop
  • Ella Garrod
  • Gabrielle Dinn
  • Avery Krumme

Mogul Team:

  • Quinn Dawson
  • Cole Carey
  • J-C Bougie
  • Jeremy Sauvageau
  • Sina Clegg
  • Florence Laroche
  • Flavie Lamontagne

Aerial Team:

  • Alexandre Duchaine
  • Gabriel Dion
  • Elliot Beauregard
  • Miha Fontaine
  • Alexandra Montminy
  • Rosalie Gagnon
  • Charlie Fontaine

David Mirota, Freestyle Canada’s Director of Athlete Development & P/TSO Relations, expressed his confidence in the selected athletes, highlighting their international experience and past performances at events like the Youth Olympic Games and Junior Worlds. “Although these athletes are still developing, they’re a very experienced group of athletes, performing exceptionally well on the international stage. Many of these athletes represented Canada at the recent Youth Olympic Games in South Korea and during last Summer’s Jr Worlds in New Zealand.”

The coaching staff selected for this prestigious event include Shondra Charbonneau (BC), Laurent Currier-Briggs (Ontario), and Toben Sutherland.

Julie Steggall, Director of Coach Development Pathway, emphasized the significance of this experience for the young coaches and speaks to the mentorship initiative aimed at enhancing experiential knowledge. Steggall also acknowledged the support from Sport Canada, enabling more participation of underrepresented groups. “Jr World Championships is such an important event offering unique high-performance experiences for our developing coaches as well as the athletes, learnings that are not available until they reach World Cup level. Each year for Jr Worlds we aim to partner National Program coaches with Provincial coaches in a mentorship initiative to enhance their practical knowledge, which then is brought home to our programs building a stronger Canadian system. This year we are fortunate to receive Sport Canada funding to support sending three coaches to assist more Canadian athletes in Livigno, Shondra and Laurent will prop these athletes for relative success. Each of these sagacious coaches bring their own experiences as successful international athletes as well as 5 years+ coaching experience in our Canadian system. While the team is in Livigno Toben Sutherland, who is our Slopestyle / Big Air National Team Coach of 12 years, will be sharing his sage experience of preparing athletes to be podium contenders and medalists at multiple Olympic Games, World Championships and X-Games.”

As the countdown to the Junior World Championships begins, Freestyle Canada anticipates a display of skill, determination, and camaraderie from its athletes and coaches. The organization remains committed to nurturing talent and fostering a robust domestic system for freestyle skiing in Canada.


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