January 11, 1977 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Bean competes in aerials, and made his World Cup debut in January 1996, and made his first World Cup podium later that season, finishing third in Kirchberg. One year later, Kirchberg was the site of his first two career World Cup wins, as he won events on back-to-back days.
Over his career, Bean placed on the podium at 17 World Cup events, and claimed 4 titles over a 10-year span. His most successful season came in 2003, when he placed 3rd overall in the World Cup standings. His lone medal at the World Championships came in 2005, when he finished second behind countryman Steve Omischl.
Bean competed in three Olympic games, beginning in 1998 and ending in 2006. His best finish was 4th in 2002, missing out on a medal by only two-tenths of a point. He also made the final in 1998, but finished 11th out of 12 competitors. In 2006, he was well positioned to make the final after the first jump, but a poor second jump left him in 19th place.
Additionally, Bean competed on the television show "Mantracker" in season 2, episode 8. He and fellow Olympian Steve Omishl, completed a gruelling 42 km route on foot in the Ontario wilderness over 2 days to beat the star of the show, Terry Grant, and sidekick Phil Lemieux to the finish line.
World Cup Podiums
|February 2, 1996||Kirchberg|
|December 7, 1996||Tignes|
|February 19, 1997||Kirchberg|
|February 20, 1997||Kirchberg|
|August 2, 1997||Mount Buller|
|January 6, 2001||Deer Valley|
|January 12, 2002||Mont Tremblant|
|January 27, 2002||Whistler|
|September 7, 2002||Mount Buller|
|January 12, 2003||Mont Tremblant|
|January 19, 2003||Lake Placid|
|March 3, 2003||Špindlerův Mlýn|
|January 14, 2005||Lake Placid|
|January 16, 2005||Lake Placid|
|January 8, 2006||Mount Gabriel|
|January 21, 2006||Lake Placid|
|December 12, 2006||Jilin|
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- "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
- "Salt Lake 2002 Official Report - Results" (PDF). Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-06. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
- "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Results" (PDF). Nagano Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-26. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Freestyle Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009.
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