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David Rees

Cross-Country :: Coach :: Official

Dave Rees’ career in cross-country skiing covers a span of over fifty years as an athlete, coach, official and administrator. 

Dave grew up as a "four way" skier, competing in cross country, jumping, slalom and downhill ski events. During his junior years he won and placed in these disciplines at many events provincially, nationally and in the U.S.A.. In the Canadian Junior Championships, Dave placed in the top three for four years (1959-1962), winning three gold medals, three silver and a bronze in the open junior cross country, jumping and nordic combined classes.

In 1962 Dave was selected to the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team, remaining as a member for ten consecutive years until 1972. In 1964 Dave was named as the alternate member of the Olympic Team and four years later, achieved a boyhood dream when he earned a berth on the 1968 Olympic Team (Grenoble). In senior cross-country skiing competition, Dave won eleven national medals... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1943

Active Period:  1962 - 1992

Inducted:  2003

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