Vancouver, BC – Canada Snowboard, in accordance with its 2021/2022 Speed disciplines individual selection protocols, is pleased to announce the 2021/2022 Canadian National Speed Snowboarding Team. Consisting of Snowboardcross, Alpine, and Para Snowboard, 13 women and 16 men will represent Canada across the National and NextGen Teams.
The Canadian Speed teams focused on career development while also attending major events over the past season. With this said individual riders still excelled at major events with Tyler Turner and Eliot Grondin with World Cup podiums and Liam Moffat, Kevin Hill, Zoe Bergerman, Audrey McManiman, Arnaud Gaudet, and Megan Farrell with top 10 finishes at World Cup events.
2020/21 World Championships and 2020/21 World Junior Championships took place this season and the Canadian Speed teams showed up. Eliot Grondin placed 3rd at 2020/21 World Championships and 1st at World Junior Championships, Arnaud Gaudet placed 3rd in PGS at 2020/21 World Junior Championships, and Kaylie Buck placed 3rd in PSL at 2020/21 World Junior Championships.
Canada had a strong year of progression and showing its dominance in snowboarding. This year's team selections include...
Liam Moffat, Audrey McManiman, and Tyler Turner’s results over the season have progressed them to the National Team. Lisa Dejong has shown great dedication and progression since joining the NextGen Para team and has moved to the National Team, she shows real potential for 2022. Colby Graham’s results over the season and dedication has shown his potential and will be joining the Snowboardcross NextGen team.
Snowboardcross National Team
Eliot Grondin (Ste. Marie, QC)
Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC)
Liam Moffatt (Truro, NS)
Meryeta O’Dine (Prince George, BC)
Zoe Bergermann (Erin, ON)
Tess Critchlow (Big White, BC)
Audrey McManiman (Quebec, QC)
Snowboardcross NextGen Team
Evan Bichon (Prince George, BC)
Colby Graham (Prince George, BC)
The Snowboardcross National Team is a fully supported, year-round program including a daily training environment that is focused on performance at the World Cup level (including Senior World Championships and Olympic Winter Games). Athletes selected to the Snowboardcross NextGen Program will be invited to National Team training camps as training partners when appropriate for their individual training and competition plans. NextGen athletes will continue to be coached and supported by their Provincial Club/Personal Coaches.
Alpine National Team
Arnaud Gaudet (Montcalm, QC)
Darren Gardner (Burlington, ON)
Sebastien Beaulieu (Sherbrooke, QC)
Megan Farrell (Richmond Hill, ON)
Alpine NextGen Team
Michael Nazwaski (Toronto, ON)
Ben Heldman (Toronto, ON)
Jamie Behan (Toronto, ON)
Riley Kilmer-Choi (Oakville, ON)
Kaylie Buck (Oakville, ON)
Abby Van Groningen (Cambridge, ON)
Jennifer Hawkrigg (Toronto, ON)
The Alpine National Team is a fully supported, year-round program with a purpose of focusing on performance and consistency at the World Cup level (including Senior World Championships and Olympic Winter Games). The Alpine NextGen Program is a full time program with the purpose of identifying and supporting athletes tracking towards a podium performance at the international level (World Cup, Senior World Championships and Olympic Winter Games) who are 5 - 8 years away from that performance. The NextGen Program focuses on gaining international event exposure while achieving success at Continental Cup and FIS Junior World Championships. There is fluidity between the two programs and NextGen athletes have access to training and competition opportunities supported by the National Team when appropriate for their individual training and competition plan. The NextGen team will be a full program of training and competition opportunities providing an ideal training plan for each rider at this level including National Team and NextGen training session opportunities.
Para-Snowboard National Team
Tyler Turner (Cambell River, BC)
Alex Massie (Barrie, ON)
Sandrine Hamel (Montreal, QC)
Lisa Dejong (Biggar, SK)
Para-Snowboard NextGen Team
Nadine Richards (Calgary, AB)
The Para Snowboard National Team is a fully supported, year-round program including a daily training environment that is focused on performance at the World Cup level (including World Championships and Paralympic Winter Games). Athletes selected to the Para Snowboard NextGen Program will hav2020e access to training and competition opportunities supported by the National Team when appropriate for their individual training and competition plan. NextGen athletes will continue to be coached and supported by their Personal Coach, when identified as a need, and while being supported by the National Team program while at competitions and training opportunities.
Stay tuned in the coming months we will be celebrating our prominent National Team Athletes that are moving on from the Canada Snowboard National Team Program.
Below is a link to Canada Snowboard AAP Nomination list,
Canada Snowboard AAP Nomination List
Any person wishing to appeal a selection decision must do so in accordance with the Canada Snowboard Appeals Policy, which is available on the Canada Snowboard website at: https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/files/Canada_Snowboard_Appeals_Policy_EN.pdf
The deadline for appeals of the selections listed in this announcement is June 23, 2021 - 5:00 pm PST.
A notice of appeal, as described in the Appeals Policy, must be sent directly to:
For further information, contact:
High Performance Manager – Speed