Warren Shouldice

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Warren Shouldice
Personal information
Born (1983-04-01) April 1, 1983 (age 31)
Calgary, Alberta
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72.57 kg (160.0 lb; 11.428 st)
Sport
Country  Canada
Sport Freestyle skiing

Warren Shouldice (born April 1, 1983 in Calgary) is a retired Canadian freestyle skier.[1][2] Over his career, Shouldice has earned twelve podium finishes at World Cup events. His best result came in 2011, when he won the World Championships in Deer Valley Utah.[3] Shouldice won his first World Championship medal in 2009, a bronze.

Shouldice competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in January 2003. His first podium came a year later, when he finished second in an event at Mont Tremblant. His first, World Cup victory came in December 2005 in Changchun.[4] Shouldice also won a memorable World Cup event in his hometown of Calgary in 2011.[5]

Shouldice competed in the 2006 Olympic Games and 2010 Olympic Games. In Torino he qualified in 3rd place, and recorded the 6th highest score on each of his two jumps in the final, en route to 6th place overall.[6] He finished 10th at the Olympics in Vancouver, after touching back on one of his jumps. Shouldice followed Olympic disappointment by winning a World Championship title the following season. He landed a perfect lay triple full full and described the victory as “I’m the only one who does that jump in the whole world, and I got a perfect score on it right here tonight. This can’t be happening. This only happens in fairy tales and my dreams. It can’t be for real."[7] Since retiring in 2012, Shouldice has gone on to a successful career as a real estate agent in his hometown of Calgary, AB.

World Cup Podiums[4][edit]

Date Location Rank
January 11, 2004 Mont Tremblant 2
January 14, 2005 Lake Placid 2
December 16, 2005 China 1
January 8, 2006 Mount Gabriel 3
January 14, 2006 Deer Valley 2
February 10, 2008 Cypress Mountain 3
March 7, 2008 Davos 2
December 20, 2008 China 3
January 18, 2009 Lake Placid 3
January 22, 2010 Lake Placid 2
December 17, 2010 China 2
January 28, 2011 Calgary 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warren Shouldice Biography and Statistics". Olympics at Sportsreference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "World Champion Warren Shouldice announces retirement". Press Release. SIRC. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shouldice is world champion after jump of his life.". Calgary Herald. Retrieved Feb 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Calgary's Warren Shouldice thrills hometown crowd with aerials victory.". Vancouver Sun. Canada. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report – Freestyle Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Canada's 'Wookie' Shouldice flies to world aerials title". Vancouver Sun (Canada). February 5, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 

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