Anna Jaklova  

She has been skiing since she was born. According to her her focus has and always will be on skiing. She competes in many other sports such as running and biking, these she does more competitively than others. She participates in many school sports, mainly recreationally, but feels that those sports also help improve her agility, while the others prepare her for skiing by improving her strength and stamina. Anna believes that her hard work and determination have paid off and brought her to where she is now. In the past year she has overcome many challenges, but she is very proud of what she achieved, she knows she couldn’t have gotten there without them.

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Jan Rossiter

Jan grew up participating in many sports recreationally (hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming) and enjoyed many outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking). His mother taught him to cross country ski when he was just 2 years old. When he enrolled at McGill University in 2005, cross country skiing took over his life. In 2010 he met coach Petr Jakl in Ottawa and finally began training seriously. He has represented Ireland at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and 2015, 2017 and 2019 World Championships. Despite his retirement from international competition this season his plan is to never stop skiing!

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