Devon Kershaw

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Date of Birth: December 20, 1982
Place of Birth: Sudbury, Ontario
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
Club: Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club
Development Centre: AWCA
Coach: Justin Wadsworth
Wax Technician: Joel Jaques
Years on Senior Team: 16
Years on Junior Team: 2
Career Highlights


Website: www.devonkershaw.com
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Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Swix
Boots/Bindings: Salomon

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Background

National Ski Team Background:

Devon Kershaw begins a new Olympic cycle having blazed a historic trail in the Canadian cross-country ski circles.

Devon’s electrifying run took a whole new level in 2012 when he became the first Canadian male to finish second overall on the World Cup circuit. Kershaw’s incredible season included winning two World Cup races in addition to adding another silver and three bronze medals to his career total. Devon also finished fourth overall on the 2012 Tour de Ski.

Devon first skied his name into the history books in 2011 with teammate, Alex Harvey, as the Canadian duo joined forces to become the first Canadian males to win a medal at the World Championships when they won gold in the team sprint race in Oslo, Norway. The post-Olympic year was a stellar campaign for the leader of the Canadian men’s program. Devon proved he is one of the most consistent all-round skiers in the world when he finished eighth overall on the World Cup. Devon’s historic season also saw him become the third Canadian male ever to win a World Cup race during a thrilling Tour de Ski where he captured one gold, two silver and a bronze medal.

Emerging into the most successful men’s skier of all time in the Canadian program, Devon has enjoyed steady progress during his 13-year career on the senior squad. The three-time Olympian, and his Canadian teammates, first captured the nation’s attention at Whistler Olympic Park in 2010 when three of them finished in the top-10 in the Olympic pursuit race. While delivering seven, top-10 performances as a team throughout the Games, Devon put down one of the gutsiest efforts of the Olympics when he missed the podium by a fraction of a second to finish fourth in the 50-kilometre classic-ski race on the final day of the Games.

Days removed from competing in his first Olympic Winter Games in 2006, Devon solidified himself internationally as an explosive sprinter when he became the first Canadian male to achieve a sprint podium result with a bronze-medal performance in Borlange, Sweden – and only the second Canadian male ever to reach the World Cup podium.  This ground breaking result blazed the trail for the Canadian men’s squad who are now a force to reckon with internationally.
 
Cross-Country Skiing Background:
Growing up in the Northern Ontario city of Sudbury, Devon’s parents were instrumental in developing and nurturing a love of the natural environment and active lifestyle – both of which are cornerstones of his life today. An active Canadian sport enthusiast growing up playing hockey, volleyball, badminton, tennis and running competitively, Devon skied for Laurentian Nordic as a junior where he represented Canada at three World Junior Championships (2000-2002), and won 18 national junior titles. Devon’s career took off after moving to Canmore to be a full-time member of the National Ski Team.
 
Personal:
An excitable person on and off the ski trails, Devon stays busy playing in the mountains, sipping cappuccinos with friends, playing guitar and taking photos. Beyond skiing Devon plans to return to school to pursue a degree in medicine, with the eventual goal of becoming a doctor specializing in sports medicine.

Notable Results

Three-Time Olympian (Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014)
2014 - World Cup Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 2 (Prologue F)
2013 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 4 (Team Sprint F)
Finished Second Overall on the 2012 World Cup Circuit
Finished Fourth Overall at the 2012 Tour de Ski
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 2 (35km Mst)
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 3 (3.3km F)
2012 – World Cup, Szklarska Poreba, POL: 1 (Sprint F)
2012 – World Cup, Rybinsk, RUS: 1 (15km F Mst)
2012 – World Cup, Moscow, RUS: 3 (Sprint F)
2012 – World Cup, Otepaa, EST: 3 (15km C)
Winner of Gold, Silver and Bronze medal at 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals
Finished 8th Overall on 2011 World Cup Circuit
2011 – World Championships, Oslo, NOR: 1 (Team Sprint)
2011 – World Cup Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (Sprint C)
2011 – World Cup Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 2 (15km C Pursuit)
2011 – World Cup Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 3 (20km C Mst)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 5 (50km)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 4 (Team Sprint)
2009 – World Cup, Trondheim, NOR: 7 (50km C)
2009 – World Ski Championships, Liberec, CZE: 5 (Team Relay)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 3 (15km C)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 5 (3.75km Prologue)
2009 – World Cup, Kuusamo, FIN: 5 (15km C)
2008 – World Cup, Canmore, AB: 16 (Pursuit)
2008 – World Cup, Lahti, FIN: 5 (Sprint)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, Japan: 6 (Team Sprint)
2006 – Tour de Ski , Munich, Germany : 2 (Sprint)
2006 – FIS Race, Olten, Switzerland : 2 (Sprint)
2006 – FIS Race, Saariselkae, Finland: 2 (15km)
2006 – World Cup, Borlaenge, Sweden: 3 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Changchun, China: 13 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Falun, Sweden: 16 (Sprint)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 6 (Team Sprint)
2005 – World Championships, Oberstdorf, Germany: 14 (Sprint)
2004 – Madshus Overall Sprint Champion

Full Results

Olympic Results:
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 56 (Sprint F)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 35 (15km C)
2014 – Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS: 12 (Team Sprint C)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 37 (sprint)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 48 (15-km classic)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 5 (50km)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 7 (4x Relay)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 4 (Team Sprint)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 16 (Pursuit)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 23 (Sprint)
 
World Championship Results:
2013 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 46 (Sprint C)
2013 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 4 (Team Sprint F)
2013 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 33 (15km F)
2013 – World Ski Championships, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 12 (4x10km Relay)
2011 – World Ski Championships, Oslo, NOR: 1 (Team Sprint)
2011 – World Ski Championships, Oslo, NOR: 9 (30km M Pursuit)
2011 – World Ski Championships, Oslo, NOR: 31 (Sprint F)
2009 – World Ski Championships, Liberec, CZE: 5 (Team Relay)
2009 – World Ski Championships, Liberec, CZE: 9 (Team Sprint)
2009 – World Ski Championships, Liberec, CZE: 27 (30km Pursuit)
2009 – World Ski Championships, Liberec, CZE: 37 (15km C)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, JPN: 6 (Team Sprint)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, JPN: 70 (15km)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, JPN: 38 (Sprint)

Tour de Ski Results:
2014 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 1 (4.5km Prologue F)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 18 (Sprint F)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Lenzerheide, SUI: 56 (Sprint F)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Lenzerheide, SUI: 47 (15km MST C)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Cortina-Toblach, ITA: 23 (35km F)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 52 (10km C)
2014 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: DNS (9km F Pursuit)
2013 – Tour de Ski: 12 (Overall)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 12 (9km F Pursuit)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 21 (15km C Mst)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 20 (5km C)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 12 (35km F Mst)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Val Muestair, SUI: 15 (Sprint F)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 27 (15km C Pursuit)
2013 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 48 (4km F Prologue)
2012 – Tour de Ski: 4 (Overall)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 18 (9km F Pursuit)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 6 (20km C Mst)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 4 (35km F Pursuit)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 13 (Sprint F)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 18 (5km C)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 6 (Skiathlon)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 11 (Sprint C)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 15 (15km C Pursuit)
2012 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 12 (3.75km F Prologue)
2011 – Tour de Ski: 7 (Overall)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 12 (9km F)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 3 (20km C Mst)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Cortina-Toblach, ITA: 10 (35km F Pursuit)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 7 (20km Pursuit)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, GER: 2 (Sprint C)
2011 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 2 (15km C Pursuit)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 37 (3.75km Prologue)
2010 – Tour de Ski: 16 (Overall)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 21 (10km hill climb)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 22 (20km)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Cortina-Toblach, ITA: 37 (10km)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Cortina-Toblach, ITA: 17 (35km)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Prague, CZE: 21 (Sprint)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 16 (Sprint)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 10 (15km)
2010 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 37 (3.7km Prologue)
2009 – Tour de Ski Overall: 21
2009 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 22 (10km Pursuit)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Val di Fiemme, ITA: 38 (20km C)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Nove Mesto, CZE: 17 (Sprint F)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Nove Mesto, CZE: 14 (15km C)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Prague, CZE: 26 (Sprint F)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 3 (15km C)
2009 – Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER: 5 (3.75km Prologue)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Prague, CZE: 27 (sprint)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Nove Mesto, CZE: 18 (Pursuit)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Nove Mesto, CZE: 25 (5km C)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, Germany : 67 (15km)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, Germany : 25 (Pursuit)
2006 – Tour de Ski , Munich, Germany : 2 (Sprint)

World Cup Results:
2014 – World Cup, Szkierska, POL: 8 (15km MST C)
2014 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 12 (Skiathon)
2013 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 8 (Sprint C)
2013 – World Cup, Quebec City, CAN: 5 (Team Sprint F)
2013 – World Cup, Gaellivare, SWE: 5 (4x7.5km Relay)
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 10 (15km F Pursuit)
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 2 (35km Mst)
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 5 (15km C Mst)
2012 – World Cup Finals, Falun, SWE: 3 (3.3km F)
2012 – World Cup, Oslo, NOR: 10 (50km C Mst)
2012 – World Cup, Szklarska Poreba, POL: 1 (Sprint F)
2012 – World Cup, Rybinsk, RUS: 6 (Skiathlon)
2012 – World Cup, Rybinsk, RUS: 1 (15km F Mst)
2012 – World Cup, Moscow, RUS: 3 (Sprint F)
2012 – World Cup, Otepaa, EST: 3 (15km C)
2011 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 4 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Kuusamo, FIN: 8 (15km C Pursuit)
2010 – World Cup, La Clusaz, FRA: 9 (4x10km M)
2010 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 9 (15km C)
2010 – World Cup, Kuusamo, FIN: 10 (25km M)
2010 – World Cup, Kuusamo, FIN: 9 (15km F Pursuit)
2009 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 9 (15km)
2009 – World Cup, Beitostoelen, NOR: 10 (4x Relay)
2009 – World Cup, Trondheim, NOR: 7 (50km C)
2009 – World Cup, Whistler Olympic Park, BC: 10 (30km Pursuit)
2009 – World Cup, Whistler Olympic Park, BC: 8 (Sprint C)
2009 – World Cup, Kuusamo, FIN: 5 (15km C)
2008 – World Cup, Lahti, FIN: 5 (Sprint)
2008 – World Cup, Otepaa, EST: 8 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Borlaenge, Sweden: 3 (Sprint)
 
National Results:
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Mont Ste Anne, Que.: 1 (50km C Mst)
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Mont Ste Anne, Que.: 2 (Sprint F)
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Mont Ste Anne, Que.: 3 (15km F)
2008 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whistler, B.C.: 5 (Sprint)
2008 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whistler, B.C.: 6 (10km C)
2007 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 3 (Sprint)

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