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    • 17 Questions for 2017 - Knute Johnsgaard

      October 27, 2016


      Knute Johnsgaard (Canadian U23+ Development Team) racing to 54th in his first international World Cup, the 1.2 k freestyle sprint in Planica, Slovenia, in January. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus)

      Welcome to “17 Questions for 2017″, where we are catching up with American and Canadian national-team members before the beginning of the winter season. 

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      23-year-old Knute Johnsgaard has been all over Canada, as far as skiing goes: from his family home in the Yukon to the Centre Nationale d’Entrainment Pierre Harvey in Quebec back to the Whitehorse to join the Yukon Elite Squad, then to the Alberta World Cup Academy, and onto the Cross-Country Canada’s senior development team.

      Johnsgaard capped off last season by making the World Cup sprint heats in the Ski Tour Canada stage held in Gatineau, then finishing on the podium in the 10 k classic at Canadian National Championships.

      1. Biggest change in your life in the last five or so months since the ski season ended?

      I moved to a new house in Canmore.

      2. Biggest change in your training?

      New National Team coach as well as a new AWCA coach.

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