OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championship

March 2, 2019 by  
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Para Stand Boys 2.6km Mark Cheek, Huntsville HS David Barber, Sudbury SS  
Special Olympic 0.05 Classic James Laframboise, St Joseph’s CHS    
Para Stand Girls 2.6km Audréanne Soenens, Macdonald Cartier    
Junior Girls 3.5km Sophia Marshall, Huntsville HS Katya Semeniuk, St Pius X Katier MacIntosh, Glebe CI
Junior Boys 6km Luke Allan, Ashbury College Zak Varieur, Huntsville HS Ethan Aarts, St marys DCVI
Senior Girls 6km Sophie Levasseur, L’Équinoxe Kristen Kornell, ÉSC Thériault Collen Beck, Owen Sound DSS
Senior Boys 7.8km Guillaume Pelchat, L’Équinoxe Reid Kidner, Eastview Riley deGans, Huntsville HS
Junior Girls’ Team Nepean High School “A”, NCSSAA Collingwood Collegiate Institute “B”, GBSSA Lo-Ellen Park “A”, NOSSA
Junior Boys’ Team Glebe Collegiate Institute “A”, NCSSAA Collingwood Collegiate Institute “B”, GBSSA Glebe Collegeiate Institute “B”, NCSSAA
Senior Girls’ Team Lo-Ellen Park, NOSSA Collingwood Collegiate Institute “A” Nepean High School, NCSSAA,
Senior Boys’ Team Parry Sound High School, GBSSAA Lo-Ellen Park, NOSSA Huntsville High School “A”, GBSSA

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Friday, March 1st – OFSAA relays for the Parry Sound High School Nordic ski team!

1st PLACE – GOLD – Senior Boys
6th – Junior Girls
4th – Senior Girls

Another amazing season! Congrats!
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Lo-Ellen Secondary School

Junior Girls A team – Bronze!
Junior Girls B team – 5th!
Junior Boys A team – 4th!
Junior Boys B team – 14th!
Senior Girls – GOLD!
Senior Boys – GOLD!
Glebe CI
Junior Boys Team – Gold
Jeff Ellis 2018 Olympics

Jeff Ellis

OFSAA 2019 Keynote Speaker 

Jeff is a graduate of Orangeville District Secondary School in 1997. He was a member of the Nordic Ski team for his entire high school career from 1992 to 1997. During his career, he was the winningest OFSAA athlete of all time. His Gold medals include;

  • 4-time OFSAA Cross-Country Champion
  • 4-time OFSAA 400m Champion
  • 17 OFSAA gold medals (19 total medals)

After graduating from high school, Jeff represented Canada at the 1999 World Track and Field Championships in Sevilla, Spain – 400m hurdles. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2001 with a BA in International Studies. He is ranked 9th all-time in Canada with a time of 49.96 sec in the 400m Hurdles. He represented Canada in Jan 2010 FIS World Cup competition in Canmore, AB – 15 km Skate.

Professionally he was the special events coordinator for Brooks Running shoe company from 2004-2010. He was a ski technician for the Australian National team from 2009-2011. Including 2 World Championships and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. From 2012 to March of 2018 Jeff worked in Media and Communications for the International Ski Federation (FIS) for Cross-Country Skiing. During this time, he started the FIS CrossCountry Inside the Fence behind the scenes video series. Jeff currently has his own small business and manages his wife’s post-athletic career partnerships. 

Personally, he is the proud husband to American 2018 Olympic Nordic Ski Champion Kikkan Randall and proud father to their 2-year-old son Breck.

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