Thomsen’s emergence as a World Cup star would not have been possible without great perseverance and self-belief. With no team, no coach and no sponsors, he worked a series of construction and landscaping jobs to keep chasing his dream of joining the ranks of the elite. He had four top-20 World Cup and world championship results in 2010-11 and got his reward when he was named to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in the spring of 2011. Technically-gifted and known for being fearless, the Invermere, B.C., native seems to thrive on the world's most challenging courses. In February 2012, Thomsen announced his arrival as a major talent with a second-place finish in a World Cup downhill in Sochi, Russia.
2nd – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Sochi, RUS (2012)
5th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Chamonix, FRA (2012)
9th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Kvitfjell, NOR (2012)
World Cup rankings
Birth date: 25/08/1987
Birth place: Invermere, B.C.
Residence: Calgary, Alta.
Hometown: Invermere, B.C.
Ski club: Windermere
Made team: 2011
Weight: 176 pounds