Erik Carleton (guide)

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Date of Birth: February 18, 1978
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
Club: Rocky Mountain Racers
Coach: Robin McKeever, John Jaques
Wax Technician: Ian Daffern, Bruce Johnson & Laurent Roux
Years on Senior Team: 7
Career Highlights


Website: xcerik.blogspot.com
Personal Sponsors:

Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: One Way
Boots/Bindings: Fischer

Photo Gallery

Background

National Ski Team Background:
Erik joined the Para-Nordic squad in 2011 where he guided Brian McKeever to three gold medals at the 2011 IPC World Championships. He continued to lead the world’s best para-nordic skier to the podium throughout the 2012 campaign, and was crowned world champion two more times in 2013. Erik joined McKeever on the Paralympic podium for two of his three victories at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A talented junior skier, Erik was a member of the National Development Team (NTDC Canmore) from 1996 to 2004.
 
Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Erik’s parents introduced him to cross-country skiing when he was very young.  They took him skiing in Banff National Park. Erik joined Jackrabbits and started racing on the Alberta Cup circuit on wooden skis with 3-pin bindings. He was inspired watching the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Canmore, Alta. where he attended some of the events at the Canmore Nordic Centre, and met some of the stars of the sport. By the age of 12, Erik was following a year-round training program with Foothills Nordic Ski Club.
 
Personal:
As one of the original members of the Rocky Mountain Racers, Erik qualified for the National Team Development Centre (NTDC) Canmore in 1996. He completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 2000. His job as a database administrator for a web-marketing firm helps to finance his ski career.

Notable Results

Winner of two gold medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (Guide)
Winner of two gold medals at IPC World Championships in 2013 (Guide)
Guided Brian McKeever to first overall on 2013 IPC World Cup
Won five gold medals on 2013 IPC World Cup Circuit
Three-time IPC World Champion in 2011 (Guide)
Won the gold medal at the 2010 Canadian Birkebeiner (55km)

Full Results

Paralympic Results:
2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 1 (Middle Distance)
2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 1 (Long Distance)

World Championship Results:
2013 – IPC World Championships, Solleftea, SWE: 1 (Sprint and Long Distance)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS: 1 (Middle Distance)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS: 1 (Long Distance)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS: 1 (Sprint)
2011 – IPC World Championships, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS: 2 (Biathlon Long)
 
World Cup Results:
2014 – IPC World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 1 (Middle Distance, Long Distance)
2013 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 1 (Sprint, Middle Distance, Long Distance)
2013 – IPC World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 1 (Sprint and Long Distance
2012 – IPC World Cup, Sjusjoen, NOR: 1 (Sprint)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Sjusjoen, NOR: 1 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Sjusjoen, NOR: 2 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 1 (Middle Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 1 (Long Distance)
2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 1 (Sprint)
 
National Results:
2014 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Corner Brook, NL: 12 (50km C)
2013 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whistler Olympic Park, BC: 9 (15km C)
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Mont Sainte Anne, QC: 2 (10km C)
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Mont Sainte Anne, QC: 7 (15km F)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 8 (10km F)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 10 (50km F)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 15 (Sprint C)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 18 (15km C)
2000 – Haywood Ski Nationals: 3 (10km C)
2000 – Haywood Ski Nationals: 3 (15km F)