Canada's David Anderson retires from the sport


Canada’s David Anderson retires from the sport{mosimage}CALGARY (Alberta), April 11, 2005 – This season will be the last for Canadian Alpine Ski Team athlete and overall winner of the 2004 Nor-Am Cup, David (Dave) Anderson, who will be seeking new challenges next fall as he enrols in the Engineering program at the University of Calgary.

The 25-year-old downhill and super G specialist, who just completed his 8th season with the National team, planted his ski racing roots back in his hometown of Rossland, B.C. where he began skiing with the Red Mountain Racers.

“I have come as far as I could with my skiing and now I am excited about moving on to new challenges,” said Anderson who is anxious about hitting the books following an enriching ski racing career.

“I have very fond memories of my experiences at the Salt Lake City Olympics as well as the World Championships in St. Anton,” explained Anderson who took part in 22 World Cup races and whose career best includes a 10th place in the combined event at the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton.

Alpine Canada Alpin Chief Athletics Officer, Max Gartner, praised Anderson’s contributions to the team and athletic progression over the years.

“Dave is a diligent, hard working athlete who has been a great asset to the team dynamics,” said Gartner. “These attributes will bode well for Dave in whatever endeavours he chooses to pursue following his retirement from ski racing. We wish him much success in the future.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my sponsors who have believed in my potential and contributed to my successes over the years,”
added Anderson. “I would like to acknowledge, in particular, Salomon for all the fast skis – it was ten great years – and my head gear sponsor, Peter’s and Company, for its commitment and support over the past three seasons,”concluded Anderson.

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