Brittany Hudak

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Date of Birth: June 02, 1993
Place of Birth: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Hometown: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Club: Sturgeon River Nordic
Coach: Robin McKeever
Wax Technician: Ian Daffern, Bruce Johnson, Laurent Roux
Years on Senior Team: 5
Career Highlights


Personal Sponsors: Freedom 55 Financial
Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Leki
Boots/Bindings: Fischer

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Background

National Ski Team Background:
Brittany joined the National Ski Team in 2013-14 and is competing in her third full season on the Senior National Team. Brittany’s breakthrough came during the 2014-15 season where she racked up two gold, three silver and two bronze medals in cross-country ski racing which catapulted her to first overall on the IPC World Cup. Brittany also won a silver and bronze in biathlon competitions.

Brittany qualified to represent Canada at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games after completing her first IPC World Cup race in Canmore in 2013. She has been on a steady development curve since. Competing in Sochi qualified her for Canada’s National Development Team where she has made huge strides in her progress into now competing against the best para-nordic skiers in the world.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:

It wasn’t your average day at Canadian Tire.Working in the Canadian Tire in her hometown of Prince Albert, Sask. as an 18 year old, Brittany was approached by legendary para-nordic skier, Colette Bourgonje, to try cross-country skiing. Having recently graduated high school, Brittany joined Sturgeon River Nordic Ski Club and never looked back. Within months she was on the start line for her first World Cup race, and earned herself a spot to represent Canada at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Personal:

Brittany was born missing part of her left arm below the elbow. A passion for the outdoors, Brittany loved doing all sports but never one in particular that she wanted to chase at an elite level. Brittany was always open to trying new things, and when approached by Colette Bourgonje to try cross-country skiing she was all in.

When not on the trails perfecting her technique, Brittany continues to complete a degree in social work while taking university courses online. Brittany is dedicated to pursuing a career in sport – but also a career in social work when she is done chasing gold around the world.

Notable Results

Career Highlights:
Represented Canada at 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia
2016 – IPC Asian Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 2 (sprint classic)
2015 – First Overall on IPC World Cup for Cross Country Skiing
2015 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 3 (cross country middle)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Asahikawa, JPN: 2 (cross country middle), 2 (cross country middle), 1 (cross country sprint), 1 (cross country long), 3 (cross country sprint)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Surnadal, NOR: 2 (cross country long)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Surnadal, NOR: 3 (Biathlon sprint), 2 (Biathlon long)

Full Results

Paralympic Results:

2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 4 (team relay)

2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 10 (15km standing)

2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 12 (5km standing)

2014 – Paralympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 6 (sprint standing)

World Championship Results:

2017 – IPC World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 10 (cross country middle free), 5 (cross country long classic), 10 (biathlon sprint), 8 (biathlon middle), 5 (biathlon long)

2015 – IPC World Championships, Cable, USA: 7 (cross country sprint), 4 (cross country middle), 6 (cross country long)

2015 – IPC World Championships, Cable, USA: 5 (biathlon sprint)

World Cup Results:
2017 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 5 (cross country sprint classic), 5 (cross country long classic), 6 (biathlon sprint)
2017 – IPC World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 7 (cross country sprint classic), 8 (cross country middle classic), 5 (biathlon sprint), 4 (biathlon long)
2016 – IPC World Cup, Finsterau, AUT: 6 (cross country long classic)
2016 – IPC World Cup Finals, Vuokatti, FIN: 5 (cross country distance free)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 3 (cross country middle), 7 (cross country sprint), 10 (cross country sprint)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Asahikawa, JPN: 2 (cross country middle), 2 (cross country middle), 1 (cross country sprint), 1 (cross country long), 3 (cross country sprint)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Surnadal, NOR: 2 (cross country long), 4 (cross country middle)
2015 – IPC World Cup, Surnadal, NOR: 3 (Biathlon sprint), 2 (Biathlon long)