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Ben Derrick

Shadow Olympic Team 2006
Continental Cup Team

Date of Birth:  March 22nd, 1973
Nickname:  'Big Benny Derrick', 'The King'
Ski Club:  Wangaratta Ski Club
Coach:  Myself
Year started skiing: 1977
Home Town: Falls Creek
Home Resort: Surprisingly, Falls Creek
Favourite Resort:  Canmore, Canada. Falls Creek, Australia
Height: 186cm
Weight:  75kg
Occupation: Interesting question! Do you know of anything?

 

 

Ultimate Training Session:  One that goes perfectly according to plan

Loves:  Kicking back after an exhausting training session, cramming as much into my time as possible, cafes, finding challenging ways to extend myself in training

Hates:  Prejudice

Other Interests:  Working and training outside doesn't leave much time for anything else, but my interests include everything bar horse racing

Favourite Meal:  Anything that someone else cooks me, preferably with a bottle of red

Favourite Movie:  The Blues Brothers

Favourite TV show:  The Simpsons

Favourite CD: Moby: Play

Last Book Read:  Short Stories and Poems of Oscar Wilde, the complete Asterix set!

Who would you most like to go skiing with?   Somebody skiing one second faster than me

What is your ultimate dream in XC-Skiing?   To nail a perfect race at the highest level

Competitive history: 

Year

Competition

Distance/Style

Place

2006

Kangaroo Hoppet

28km Freestyle (alternetive track)

5th

2006

Australian Championship

10km Classic

3rd (2nd AUS)

2006

Australian Championship

10km Freestyle

2nd

2006

Australian Championship

30km Freestyle

3rd

2005

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

4th

2005

Australian Championship

15km Freestyle

1st

2005

Australian Championship

30km Classic

2nd

2005

World Championship, Oberstdorf, GER

50km Classic

50th

2005

World Championship, Oberstdorf, GER

30km Pursuit

65th

2005

World Championship, Oberstdorf, GER

15km Freestyle

79th

2005

Dolomitenlauf, AUT

50km Freestyle

10th

2005

Konig Ludwig Lauf, GER

50km Freestyle

4th

2004

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

1st

2004

Australian Championship

10km Freestyle and 10km Classic and 30km Freestyle

1st

2004

Konig Ludwig Lauf

50km Freestyle

2nd

2004

Dolomitenlauf

50km Freestyle

9th

2003

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

1st

2003

Australian Championships

30km Freestyle

3rd

2003

Australian Championships

15km Classic

2nd

2003

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

1st

2003

Australian Championships

10km Classic

1st

2001

World Championships, Finland

15km Classic

68th

2001

World Championships, Finland

50km Freestyle

51st

2001

World Championships, Finland

Freestyle Sprint

57th

2000

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

1st

2000

Australian Championships

42km Freestyle

1st

2000

Australian Championships

15km Freestyle

1st

2000

Australian Championships

10km Classic

1st

2000

Keskinada, Canada

50km Freestyle

2nd

2000

Continental Cup, Duntroon, Canada

10km Freestyle

5th

1999

World Championships, Austria

30km Freestyle

61st

1999

Australian Championships

30km Classic

1st

1999

Australian Championships

15km Classic

1st

1999

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

1st

1998

Australian Championships

30km Freestyle

1st

1998

Australian Championships

15km Freestyle

3rd

1998

Australian Championships

10km Classic

3rd

1997

World Championships

30km/10km/15km

??

1996

Australian Championships

30km

2nd

1995

Australian Championships

30km

2nd

1995

Australian Championships

15km

3rd

1995

Australian Championships

10km

3rd

1994

Australian Championships

30km

2nd

1993

World Junior Championships

30km

84th

1993

World Junior Championships

15km

82nd

Equipment:  Skis - Peltonen
                              
Poles - Exel
                             
Boots - Alpina
                              
Bindings - Rottefella
                         
Personal Sponsors: Peltonen, Exel, Alpina, Rottefella, Euro sports glasses, Michel Tinka Rollerski, Skinfit, Wangaratta Ski Club

                                                                                                            

At the front of the pack, 2000 Kangaroo Hoppet
Photo by Elle Shaw, Top Shots, Falls Creek

Updated September 2006

                                                                                                    

 


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