RETURN TO THE MAIN AWARDS PAGE HERE

Please be sure to purchase your Ontario Ski Racing Award tickets here!

Duncan Waugh,
U16 OCUP Beaver Valley Ski Club

2nd – OCUP Finals GP GS
3rd – OCUP Finals TSC SL
3rd – Gooch Cup TSC SG
Qualified for the U16 France Trip

“Duncan leads by being the hardest working athlete, always volunteering to help the coach with gates and clean up, and assisting his fellow athletes with skill development. He is the first on hill in the morning, and puts 100% concentration and effort into each run.”

Aleksas Valadka,
U16 OCUP Georgian Peaks Club

Silver medalists SG – Canada Winter Games
Bronze medalist GS & SL – Canada Winter Games
Overall OCUP FINALS Champion
Selected for U16 Team Canada for Whistler Cup

“Aleks is the most committed athlete on and off the hill – he studies the sport, watches video, speaks knowledgeably about technique, line, tactics. He is consistently one of the top performers at the U16 HPP fitness challenges. He is focused every run to improve – both in free skiing and gates. His focus, work ethic, attitude makes him a leader on his team. His results speak for themselves. As a young adult – he is a great role model as he is respectful, polite, and humble but fun loving. He is also a great supporter of his peers.”

Sam Duff,
Ontario Ski Team 

1st- McConville Cup SL – Devil’s Glen
1st McConville Cup SL – Devil’s Glen
36th- Nor Am SL – Camp Fortune

“Sammy consistently brings a positive energy to the training and team environment. While he may not be a vocal leader on the team, he tries to keep the spirits on the team light to avoid getting bogged down in his stresses of ski racing. As a member of the Ontario Ski Team, Sammy continues to maintain a strong connection to his home club of Calabogie. Whenever possible, he will return to the club to take part in and support local camps and the younger programs. Despite a busy schedule, he always has time for younger athletes – whether it’s a few words of support at the start or discussing his time on the Ontario Ski Team.”

Zach Temertzoglou,
SOD Ski Team

1ST & 1st Craigleith FIS GS – Jan 19 & 20th
6 & 8th – Kimberley DH – Jan 31
7th – Kimberley SL – Feb 2
6th – Kimberley SG – Feb 5
10th – GPeaks GS – Feb 12

“Zach is particularly dedicated with his attendance and effort in dryland, camps and competition. He was part of a year-round dryland program. Attended 3 pre-season camps. He has also raced the full spectrum of events from SL to DH and ENL to Nor-Am. Zach is a good ambassador to the community for the SOD Ski Team as well, particularly at his home club of Georgian Peaks. He engages U16 athletes during race and training events to continue ski racing as he has done.”

Karl Kuus,
Plymouth University NCAA Circuit

22nd in Nor-Am Cup SL Standings. Previous career best 71st. Including 5 top-15 SL finishes in SL.
9th ranked SL skier in Canada. Began season in 15th
2nd straight year of qualification to NCAA Finals.

“Karl has truly become a lifelong skier and competitor. He attends as much on snow time as he can both pre-season and during competition, while still balancing full-time academics at Plymouth State University. Karl also maintains the fitness standards needed to see that his on snow ambitions are met.

Karl attends multiple camps and competition series with his former coaches on SOD and Ontario ski teams. He consistently gives positive examples and interaction with younger athletes at these events.”