Pierre Grall-Johnson

About

Date of birth:
July 25, 1999
Place of birth:
Ottawa, ON
Hometown:
Ottawa, ON
Club:
Nakkertok Nordic
Coach:
Timo Puiras
Wax Technician:
Felix Antoine Vezina
Years on Senior National Team:  1
Equipment:

Skis: Salomon
Boots/Bindings: Salomon
Poles: Swix

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:
Pierre-Grall is competing in his first year in Canada’s Senior Development program following a strong 2020 season where he earned the opportunity to represent Canada on the World Cup Team, which was significant experience in his continued development into an elite skier.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Pierre-Grall was introduced to cross-country skiing through his parents after they decied to join Nakkertok Nordic when he was three years old. Pierre-Grall and his sister quickly worked their the development pathway of the Learn to Ski and Racing programs at their Club, while also enjoying weekend ski outings with their parents. It was through these special weekends that he developed his passion for the sport.

Pierre-Grall is now focused on his continued development, and posting good results on the world stage.

Personal:
Cross-country skiing runs through the Johnson family, but when not skiing Pierre-Grall really enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people. He understands growing up in a bilingual family is a special privilege. His family is quite active and their summer vacations always revolved around hiking trips. Pierre-Grall loves sciences. He is currently studying engineering at Lakehead University, but would love to eventually follow a path towards studying Astrophysics.

Notable Results

2020 – World Cup, Dresden, GER: 66 (Sprint F), 20 (Team Sprint)
2020 – World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 58 (Sprint C)
2019 – Canadian Ski Championships (Junior), Gatineau, Que.: 1 (Sprint F), 3 (30km C), 3 (15km Pursuit), 3 (10km Classic)

Full Results

World Cup Results:
2020 – World Cup, Dresden, GER: 66 (Sprint F), 20 (Team Sprint)
2020 – World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 58 (Sprint C)

National Results:
2020 – Haywood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que.: 3 (Sprint F)
2019 – Canadian Ski Championships (Junior), Gatineau, Que.: 1 (Sprint F), 3 (30km C), 3 (15km Pursuit), 3 (10km Classic)