A standout performer at the 2011 world junior championships, where he picked up a bronze medal in combined, Brown is regarded as one of Canada’s stars of the future. The Toronto, Ont., native, a product of Craigleith Ski Club, made his World Cup debut in giant slalom in 2012 at the classic Swiss race in Adelboden. Last season ‘Downtown Philly Brown’ was part of the Canadian squad that came so close to a bronze medal in the team event at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. He also won the 2012-13 Nor-Am Cup giant slalom title.
2nd – Giant slalom – Canadian Championships – Whistler, B.C. (2013)
1st – Giant slalom – Nor-Am Cup – Nakiska, Alta. (2013)
3rd – Combined – World Junior Ski Championships – Crans Montana, SUI (2011)
Nor-Am Cup rankings
Giant slalom: 1st
Super combined: 3rd
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Nicknames: Downtown Philly Brown (not sure how that started); Philly Cheesesteak (just because, also unsure); Philly B or Philler
Goals for 2012-13 season: To gain more experience in World Cup events in super-G, giant slalom and slalom and to be consistent on the Nor-Am circuit and earn titles in the overall/discipline points race.
Best moment in ski racing: Finishing third overall in the combined event at world juniors in 2011; finishing top 15 in all four events, also at world juniors. Greatest week of skiing I have ever had.
Worst moment in ski racing: I almost always have fun ski racing.
What one thing would you change about ski racing? I would make it sunny all the time! There is nothing better than skiing on a blue-bird day. And, if it were somehow possible to have warm weather and still have great snow, I would do that, too!
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Hermann Maier. It’s somewhat cliche but he really is the man!
On your iPod: A good mix of stuff, mostly top 20 hits and beats. I am pretty easy with music though.
Favourite movie: Dumb and Dumber. If you have seen it, you know why! And Forrest Gump - as a child I watched it almost every night before bed. Probably didn't understand half the movie but I just liked watching Forrest run.
Hockey team: Toronto Maple Leafs - greatest city in the world. Go Leafs Go!
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Tiger Woods. I think he would be interesting to talk to. Despite his recent reputation I still think that it would be cool.
Something no-one knows about you: As a child, I was terrified of thunder storms/tornadoes. The movie Twister scared me. I believed that whenever there was a thunder storm a tornado would come and lift my house up. I would hide under my covers in bed haha!
Favourite activities other than skiing: Hockey, golf, water skiing/barefooting.
Superstitions: I try to stay away from superstitions. But every once in a while if I have a good race I will wear the same pair of socks until I have a bad race - same thing with my long underwear. One year I raced with two different colours of socks every day for a month. It didn't matter what colour they were, just as long as they were not the same.
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? Mark Wahlberg, because he is a boss.
What’s a talent you wish you had? I wish I could play an instrument. I am completely musically inept.
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? In university as a full-time student with no idea what I would want to be.
Most embarrassing moment: World juniors 2011 - during the official awards ceremony for my third overall award. Right before I was about to be called onto the podium for finishing third, a guy came running over and said the results were wrong and I was actually fourth. They did the whole ceremony with me in fourth place, even though I was actually third. After the ceremony they realized they messed up and had to re-do the entire ceremony.
Describe yourself in three words: Philly. Cheese. Steak.
Canadian Championship podiums
2nd - Giant slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2013)
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
35th - Giant slalom - Schladming, AUT (Feb. 2013)
FIS World Junior Championships (podiums)
3rd – Combined – Crans Montana, SUI (Feb. 2011)
Nor-Am Cup podiums
1st - Giant slalom - Nakiska, Alta. (March. 2013)
2nd - Giant slalom - Nakiska, Alta. (March. 2013)
3rd - Super combined - Nakiska, Alta. (March. 2013)
3rd - Slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2013)
3rd - Slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2013)
3rd – Super combined – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
2nd – Slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
1st – Giant slalom – Stowe, USA (March 2012)
2nd – Super combined – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2011)
2nd – Super-G – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2011)
3rd – Super combined – Whistler, B.C. (March 2011)
3rd – Giant slalom – Mt. Garceau, Que. (Jan. 2011)