NDC Athletes - 2012 - 13  

| Andrea Lee | Andy Shields | Alannah MacLean | Bob Thompson | Dudley Coulter | Erin Tribe Evan Palmer-Charette
| Jack Carlyle | Jimmy Gunka | Jordan Cascagnette |
Julian Freitag  | Nick Monette | Scott Hill

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Andrea Lee

Birthplace: Black Creek, BC
Residence: Black Creek, BC
Age: 21
Home Club: Strathcona Nordics
Years in skiing: 19
Years on NDC: 2nd
Racing Category: Senior Women (U23)

Although Andrea is a long way from her Vancouver Island home she is surrounded by athletes and new team mates that she has known for years through her extensive experience in cross country skiing.  Qualifying for the NDC this season will help Andrea realize her athletic goal of one day competing in Europe for Canada.

The most memorable moment in Andrea’s skiing career was the first time she medaled at the Canadian National Championships which  was in 2007. When she first started racing, standing on the podium seemed like such a far off endeavour for Andrea but when she finally stood on the podium at Nationals, it was a turning point for her since she now realized that all the hard work and perseverance really did pay off.  Since that memorable moment, Andrea has made a couple of more trips to the podium at Nationals.

With a lot of hard training and good results over the next couple of racing seasons she hopes one day to race on the World Cup circuit.

While not training or racing Andrea is in her second year at Lakehead University working towards a degree in biology.  She also enjoys snowboarding, downhill skiing,  and spending time with friends and family.  She is inspired by triathlete Simon Whitfield and his silver medal performance in Beijing which Andrea thinks was “so gutsy and inspiring.”

Her favourite quote, “most people run a race to see who is fastest, I run a race to see who has the most guts”, which was said by US track star Steve Prefontaine.

Recent results:





 10 km Mass Start Classic, Canada Winter Games, Halifax



 4 x 3.5 km Relay, Canada Winter Games, Halifax,



 15 km Classic, Eastern Canadian Championship, Ottawa,



 Ontario University Athletics Championships, Sudbury,  

1st aggregate


 Canadian College and University Championships, Canmore,

1st aggregate


 1.2 km Free Sprint, Ski Nationals, Canmore,


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