Photo Credit: Malcolm Carmichael/Alpine Canada
Braydon Luscombe, who has been sponsored by Vancouver Airport Authority for four years, recently finished his first year at the senior national level with two World Cup events. So, we figured now was a pretty good time to check in with him about not only his recent successes, but also about what's to come ahead.
From the 2010 Legacies Now, Growing Champions program to the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team, Braydon has succeeded in becoming one of Canada’s top up-and-coming athletes.
In Winter Park, Colorado, Braydon placed 10th and was ranked the top Canadian in the Giant Slalom, showing everyone that he was ready to compete and be the best. From there, he went with the team to Panorama, B.C. for the World Cup Finals. After a few crashes in the first races, Braydon’s confidence was down. But with the help of his coach he was able to refocus and achieve another 10th place finish, this time in the Giant Slalom. His confidence back in check, Braydon then competed in his strongest event, Slalom. The conditions were soft and made it difficult for the athletes to complete the two runs necessary to get a score. Braydon pushed through on both runs and was awarded with an eighth place finish.
With Sochi coming soon, Braydon’s focus is to keep finishing in strong positions and to make the Canadian Paralympic team… and we look forward to following is career leading up to the 2014 Games.
Go, Braydon, Go!