Knute Johnsgaard

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Date of Birth: December 05, 1992
Place of Birth: Whitehorse, Yukon
Hometown: Whitehorse, Yukon
Club: Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Coach: Chris Jeffries
Years on Senior Team: 3
Career Highlights


Website: knutejohnsgaard.blogspot.ca
Personal Sponsors: Air North, Woodski, BRL Sports Nutrition

Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Swix
Boots/Bindings: Fischer

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Background

National Ski Team Background
Knute Johnsgaard helped make Canadian cross-country skiing history in January 2017 when he was a member of the first men’s distance relay team to ever stand on a World Cup podium. Johnsgaard skied the third leg of the 4 x 7.5km relay, just days after flying to Sweden as a last-minute addition to the team. Johnsgaard had only really started competing on the World Cup circuit in January 2016 after making a one-off appearance on home snow in Canmore in December 2012. He went on to make his world championship debut in February 2017. Johnsgaard had competed at the world junior championships in 2012 before back-to-back appearances at the world U23 championships in 2014 and 2015, highlighted by a 14th place finish in the classic sprint at the latter.

Personal
Growing up in the Yukon wilderness, skiing was part of his life from a young age. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and going on adventures in the Yukon.

Notable Results

2017 – World Cup, Ulricehamn, SWE: 3 (4x7.5km Relay)
2017 – World Cup, Lillehammer, NOR: 51 (Sprint C)
2016 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whitehorse, CAN: 3 (10km C)
2016 – World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 47 (30km Skiathlon), 48 (Sprint C)
2016 – World Cup, Gatineau, Que: 30 (Sprint F)
2015 – Under-23 World Championships, Almaty, KAZ: 32 (Skiathlon), 47 (15km), 14 (Sprint);
2014 – Under-23 World Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 21 (15km), 42 (Sprint)
2012 – Junior World Championships, Erzurum, TUR: 10 (4x5km relay), 49 (skiathlon), 73 (10km), 51 (sprint)
 

Full Results

World Championship Results
2017 – World Championships, Lahti, FIN: 55 (50km C Mst), 56 (15km), 55 (30km Skiathlon), 53 (Sprint)
2015 – Under-23 World Championships, Almaty, KAZ: 32 (Skiathlon), 47 (15km), 14 (Sprint);
2014 – Under-23 World Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 21 (15km), 42 (Sprint)
2012 – Junior World Championships, Erzurum, TUR: 10 (4x5km relay), 49 (skiathlon), 73 (10km), 51 (sprint)

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