Selection Rationale

2023-24 World Cup P3 Team Nominations

January 12, 2024

Selection Rationale

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Congratulations to the following athletes who have been preliminary selected to the World Cup Period 3 Team from January 10-29, 2024, with races in Oberhof, and Goms. Athlete selections were based on the 2023-24 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria.

Three members of the 2024 U23 World Ski Championships team will attend the World Cup races in Goms as part of their race preparation going into the Championships. The opportunity is due to three race starts becoming available in Goms.

  • Derek Deuling
  • Tom Stephen
  • Jasmine Drolet


The deadline to appeal World Cup P3 Team nominations is January 15th, 2024 11:59 PM MST. Appeals must be submitted in writing to Nordiq Canada’s Appeal Manager, Stefano Mingarelli, at .


World Cup P3

Antoine Cyr, Skinouk, CNEPH, QC

Katherine Stewart-Jones, Nakkertok Nordic, AIAWCA, QC

Xavier McKeever, Foothills Nordic Ski Club, AIAWCA, AB

Olivier Levéillé, Club de ski de fond Orford, CNEPH, QC

Julien Locke, Black Jack Ski Club, BC

Sonjaa Schmidt, Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, AIAWCA, YT

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, Club Fondeurs-Laurentides, AIAWCA, QC

Liliane Gagnon, Skibec, CNEPH, QC

Sasha Masson, Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, CNEPH, YT

Max Hollmann, Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club, AIAWCA, ON

Katie Weaver, Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club, AIAWCA, BC


Athlete nominations were made by the High Performance Committee (HPC) based on the 2023-24 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria. The HPC oversaw the selection process as per the Nordiq Canada Nomination, Selection and Announcement policy. Members of this committee are:

  • Graham Nishikawa (athlete rep – Para)
  • Devon Kershaw (athlete rep – Olympic)
  • Maria Lundgren (BC)
  • Pauline Nadlersmith (ON)
  • John Lofranco (Athletics Canada)
  • Julie Beaulieu (Nordiq Canada)
  • Kate Boyd (Nordiq Canada)
  • Chris Jeffries (Nordiq Canada)

Final athlete selections were approved by Chris Jeffries, High Performance Director – Olympic.