The following athletes have been chosen to compete at the IPC World Cup Finals in Vuokatti, Finland (March 21 – April 1, 2012)
Mark Arendz Rocky Mountain Racers
Colette Bourgonje Sturgeon River Nordic
Brian McKeever Foothills Nordic Ski Club
Erik Carleton (guide) Rocky Mountain Racers
Chris Klebl Lifesport Racing
Sébastien Fortier Skibec Nordique
The following athletes are selected to the IPC World Cup Finals in accordance with 15.6.a of the selection criteria.
1. 15.6.a: In accordance with the criteria athletes achieving medal results and/or 95% compared to their best individual category time in a 2011-12 World Cup event will be selected. This included the following athletes:
Mark Arendz BT Long – IPC WC Sjusjoen – Winner 100%
Colette Bourgonje CC Long – IPC WC Sjusjoen – 3rd 96%
Brian McKeever (Erik Carleton) CC Mid – IPC WC Sjusjoen – Winner 100%
Chris Klebl CC Long – IPC WC USA – 2nd 99%
2. No athletes met the criteria listed in 15.6.b
Considering the recruitment nature of the Para-Nordic development program and the limited number of race starts for PN athletes in Canada, a decision was made by the Director of High Performance and the Assistant Director HP (PN) to add one development athlete to this trip based on the limited amount of development funding available. Sébastien Fortier was nominated for this opportunity based on having the top development result at the IPC World Cup events in the USA IPC World Cup events January 2012.