Dave Duncan

Ski cross

A member of the Canadian ski cross team since 2007, Duncan is a former Canadian champion and X Games silver and bronze medallist. He has four career World Cup podiums but was forced to withdraw from the 2010 Olympics due to injury - only days before the finals were due to take place. A former club rugby player, the native of London, Ont., has a degree in aviation from the University of Alaska and hopes to one day fly helicopters for a living.

 
 
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Top Results

1st – FIS World Cup – Innichen/San Candido, ITA (2013)
1st – FIS World Cup – Innichen/San Candido, ITA (2013)
2nd – Winter X Games – Aspen, USA (2010)

World Cup ranking

(2013-14)
Overall: 6th

Birth date: 15/07/1982
Birth place:
London, Ont.
Residence:
Whistler, B.C.
Hometown:
London, Ont.
Ski club: National Ski Academy
Made team: 2007
Sponsor: Osisko, Boler Mountain
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205 pounds
Skis: Stockli
Boots: Salomon
Poles: Leki
Helmet: POC
Goggles: POC

Best moment in skiing: Third place at the Lake Placid (USA) World Cup to qualify for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
 
What one thing would you change about skiing? More blue bird days when I’m racing and powder days when I’m home.
 
Best World Cup stop: Blue Mountain (Ontario)! I spent a good part of my life calling it home and it’s always nice to compete in front of a hometown crowd. In terms of fan support it is in the top three for the season, alongside X Games and St. Johann, Austria . . . pretty good company!
 
Person you look up to most in skiing: Thomas Grandi, because he showed that hard work and perseverance pays off in the end.
 
On your iPod: Thirty-six songs and a couple of podcasts. There’s a lot of free space on it!
 
Favourite movie: Borat . . . pure genius!
 
Hockey team: Pittsburgh Penguins. Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and their incredible hairdos caught my attention when I was younger and I have stayed the course. It doesn’t hurt that they usually have one or two of the most talented players in the league to watch.
 
Favourite activities other than skiing: Riding bikes, rugby, hiking, hockey and exploring the great outdoors.
 
What’s a talent you wish you had?  Gymnastics. It seems to carry over into many different sports and it would be nice to do a flip whenever I’d like.
 
If you weren’t a skier what would you be?  A helicopter pilot.
 
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: A Budweiser-sponsored couple ski dancing down the hill in Aspen (USA). I don’t know how else to describe it, but it was priceless.
 
Most embarrassing moment: Falling off the podium as a teenager.
 
Describe yourself in three words: Dedicated, competitive and determined.

Podiums
3rd - Val Thorens, FRA (Jan. 2014)
1st - Innichen/San Candido, ITA (Dec. 2013)
1st - Innichen/San Candido, ITA (Dec. 2013)
2nd – Bischofswiesen/Goetschen, GER (Feb. 2012)
3rd – Innichen/San Candido, ITA (Dec. 2011)
3rd – Lake Placid, USA (Jan. 2010)
3rd – St. Johann, AUT (Jan. 2010)

Finishes in the top 10
5th - Arosa, SUI (March 2014)
7th - Val Thorens, FRA (Jan. 2014)
10th - Innichen/San Candido, ITA (Dec. 2012)
4th – Val Thorens, FRA (Dec. 2012)
7th – Telluride, USA (Dec. 2012)
7th – Blue Mountain, Ont. (Feb. 2012)
4th – Alpe d’Huez, FRA (Jan. 2012)
4th – Innichen/San Candido, ITA (Dec. 2011)
8th – Myrkdalen-Voss, NOR (March 2011)
9th – Grindelwald, SUI (March 2011)
10th – Alpe d’Huez, FRA (Jan. 2011)
9th – Blue Mountain, ON (Jan. 2010)
9th – Branas, SWE (Feb. 2009)

2014 Olympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS
26th - Rosa Khutor Extreme Park 

Canadian Championships
2nd – Nakiska, Alta. (April 2012)
3rd – Lake Louise, Alta. (April 2011)
1st – Calgary, Alta. (March 2009)
3rd – Red Mountain, B.C. (March 2008)

FIS World Ski Championships
19th - Voss-Myrkdalen, NOR (March 2013)
19th – Deer Valley, USA (Feb. 2011)

Winter X Games
3rd – Aspen, USA (2012)
23rd – Aspen, USA (2011)
2nd – Aspen, USA (2010)