Drew Goldsack

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Date of Birth: August 23, 1981
Place of Birth: Red Deer, Alberta
Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta
Club: Rocky Mountain Racers
Development Centre: AWCA
Coach: Mike Cavaliere, Chris Jeffries, Stefan Kuhn & Eric Groneveld
Wax Technician: Yves Bilodeau, Joel Knopff, Joel Jaques, Micke Book & Eric Groneveld
Years on Senior Team: 16
Years on Junior Team: 1
Career Highlights
2011 Teck NorAm Sprint Series Champion
Two-Time Olympian (2006 – Torino, Italy; 2010 - Vancouver)
2008 – World Cup, Canmore, AB: 12 (Sprint)
Personal Sponsors: Modern City, Earls Red Deer, Dr. Michele Benedictson, Vellner Leisure Products, DONEM Electric Ltd., AES Industrial Supplies, Fargeys Paint, Brian Mitchell, OGIO Bags, Sport Rack, Thule & Icebreaker
Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Alpina/Rottefella
Boots/Bindings: Swix

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Background

National Ski Team Background:
Drew Goldsack made his second Olympic appearance in 2010 despite missing the 2008-09 season while battling a serious foot injury that required surgery. Drew is part of a strong Canadian men’s team that have steadily progressed throughout the last decade. The 2003-04 season was a major step forward in Drew’s pursuit of excellence when he took his first steps on the World Cup circuit. He continued to build on that experience during the 2004-05 season with a career best finish of 21st at the World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. Drew impressed during his Olympic debut in 2006, recording a strong 31st-place sprint result. He took another major leap up the ladder of success at the 2007 World Championships in Sapporo, Japan finishing sixth in the team sprint event. Drew posted his best-ever World Cup result in 2008 when he was 12th in the sprint race at the Canmore World Cup.
 
Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Drew first started skiing at six years old when he was encouraged by his first coach and Grade 5 school teacher, Bob Vanderwater, to join the Jackrabbit Ski League. As a youngster, Drew loved skiing from the start. The opportunities to travel with friends and family, as well as play outside in the snow kept him involved over the years. Today, racing against the best in the world is what Drew loves most about the sport. Although he admits the most challenging aspects include being mentally and physically tough for each and every workout and race, Drew’s teammates, coaches and especially his parents, keep him motivated to succeed.
 
Personal:
Aside from cross-country skiing, Drew is involved in many other sports. He is especially fond of running and alpine skiing. Having completed his first year of engineering at the University of Calgary, Drew has decided to dedicate himself entirely to skiing. After his athletic career, he plans to resume his schooling and is looking at a career in the film industry or investment banking. In Drew’s free time, he enjoys actively resting, alpine skiing (hucking in the terrain
park), alpine touring, fishing, working on his car, riding his motorcycle, sport climbing, playing squash, badminton and soccer.

Notable Results

2008 – World Cup, Canmore, AB: 12 (Sprint)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, Japan: 6 (Team Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Davos, Switzerland: 19 (Sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Vernon, BC: 28 (Sprint)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 21 (Sprint)
2004 – Final Canadian Points List: 1 (Sprint)
2004 – Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, USA: 1 (Sprint)
2004 – Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, USA: 3 (Team Sprint Relay)

Full Results

Olympic Results:
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver: 40 (sprint)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 31 (sprint)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 54 (15-km classic)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 57 (30-km pursuit)
 
World Championship Results:
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, Japan: 6 (team sprint)
2005 – World Ski Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 21 (Sprint C)
2003 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, Italy: 49 (Sprint F)
 
Tour de Ski:
2007 – Tour de Ski, Asiago, ITA: 31 (Sprint)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 48 (15km)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 38 (Pursuit)
2006 – Tour de Ski, Muenchen, GER: 26 (Sprint)
 
World Cup:
2008 – World Cup, Canmore, AB: 12 (Sprint)
2008 – World Cup, Falun, SWE: 12 (Team Relay)
2006 – World Cup, Davos, Switzerland: 19 (Sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Vernon, BC: 28 (Sprint)
 
National Championships:
2010 – Haywood National Championships, Whitehorse, YK: 3 (10km C)
2004 – Haywood National Championships, Charlo, NB: 2 (Sprint C)
2003 – Haywood National Championships, Duntroon, ON: 2 (Sprint F)
2003 – Haywood National Championships, Duntroon, ON: 2 (30km C)
2002 – Haywood National Championships, Canmore, AB: 3 (15km C)
 
NorAM Results:
2011 – US SuperTour, Sun Valley, ID: 2 (15km C)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Telemark SC: 3 (15km Pursuit)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Telemark SC: 1 (20km Mst)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Telemark SC: 2 (3.5km C)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Telemark SC: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Mont-Orford, Que.: 3 (20km F Pursuit)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Mont-Orford, Que.: 2 (39km Mst)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Mont-Orford, Que.: 2 (10km C)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Thunder Bay, Ont.: 3 (30km Pursuit)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Rossland, B.C.: 3 (26.5km Mst)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Rossland, B.C.: 3 (10km F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Rossland, B.C.: 2 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Vernon, B.C.: 1 (Sprint C)
2011 – US SuperTour, West Yellowstone, MT: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – US SuperTour, West Yellowstone, MT: 1 (Sprint C)
2010 – US SuperTour, Winthrop, WA: 2 (Sprint F)
2010 – US SuperTour, Winthrop, WA: 3 (15km C)
2010 – Haywood NorAm, Valcartier, QC: 3 (30km Pursuit)
2009 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, AB: 1 (Sprint C)
2009 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, AB: 1 (Sprint C)
2008 – Haywood NorAm, Duntroon, Ont.: 2 (SprinSprint)
2008 – Haywood NorAm, Duntroon, Ont.: 2 (Pursuit)
2007 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 3 (15km)
2006 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alberta : 2 (15km)
2006 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alberta : 2 (Sprint)
2006 – Haywood NorAm Cup, Canmore, Alta. : 2 (15km)
2006 – Haywood NorAm Cup, Vernon, B.C. : 3 (Pursuit)
2006 – Haywood NorAm Cup, Vernon, B.C. : 3 (Sprint)

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