|— Alpine skier —|
|Club||Toronto Ski Club|
November 24, 1959 |
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
|World Cup debut||December 13, 1981
|Retired||January 1987 (age 27)|
|Teams||1 – (1984)|
|Teams||2 – (1982, 1985)|
|Seasons||6 – (1982–1987)|
|Wins||3 – (3 DH)|
|Podiums||7 – (7 DH)|
|Overall titles||0 – (25th in 1984)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (7th in DH, 1985)|
World Cup Career
Born in Waterloo, Ontario, Brooker learned to ski and race at Blue Mountain, near Collingwood and made the Canadian national team in 1977; he competed on the World Cup circuit from December 1981 to January 1987. A younger member of the Crazy Canucks (Canada's downhill team) of the early 1980s Brooker won two World Cup downhill races at (Kitzbühel & Aspen) in 1983 finishing ninth in the season's overall downhill standings. Two years later he won the downhill race in Furano, Japan finishing seventh in the 1985 downhill standings.
The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria, is arguably the most physically and mentally demanding race on the downhill skiing world cup circuit. The Streif course is one of the most respected and feared downhill courses. A victory is a badge of honor, if not a bragging right to even the most seasoned and decorated racer. From 1980 to 1983, Canadians Ken Read, Steve Podborski, and Brooker broke the European dominance of victory at Kitzbühel.
After returning from a knee injury, Brooker's ski racing career ended in Kitzbühel at the top of the Zielschuss in January 1987 with the most gut wrenching spectacular ragdoll head-over-heels cartwheeling fall ever captured on film. When asked about the video, Brooker has remarked that everyone remembers his Kitzbühel fall, except for him. The crash in the Friday training run ended his season and racing career.
Brooker finished his World Cup career with three victories, seven podiums, and 15 top ten finishes, all in downhill.
World Cup results
- 3 wins – (3 DH)
- 7 podiums – (7 DH)
|1982||March 6, 1982||Aspen, CO, USA||Downhill||2nd|
|1983||January 22, 1983||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill||1st|
|March 6, 1983||Aspen, CO, USA||Downhill||1st|
|1984||December 9, 1983||Val d'Isère, France||Downhill||2nd|
|December 18, 1983||Val Gardena, Italy||Downhill||2nd|
|1985||January 12, 1985||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
|March 2, 1985||Furano, Japan||Downhill||1st|
World championship results
Olympic results 
|1984||24||—||—||not run||9||not run|
Brooker has been a ski commentator on television for a number of years, and has worked for most of the major networks in North America. He has covered alpine skiing for numerous Winter Olympics for U.S. television, and currently provides commentary and analysis on CBC in Canada during the World Cup ski season. Brooker covered alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics for NBC in the United States.
Crabbe Mountain Speed Camp
Brooker also made an appearance at the 2011 Crabbe Mountain Speed Camp, a camp where kids from across Atlantic Canada go to learn the discipline known as Super G.
- Starkman, Randy (January 23, 1987). "Training-run crash sends Brooker to hospital". Ottawa Citizen. p. B1.
- "Brooker injured in spectacular crash". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. January 24, 1987. p. E2.
- Starkman, Randy (January 26, 1987). "Brooker loves course that causes pain". Ottawa Citizen. p. B4.
- "Brooker yet to decide on ski future". Ottawa Citizen. Canadian Press. February 12, 1987. p. D6.
- FIS-ski.com - race results - Todd Brooker
- Sonic Relief.com - Todd Brooker