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Matt O'Rourke

Australian Senior B Team

Date of Birth:  July 16th, 1980
Nickname:  'Rawkus'
Ski Club:  Boonoona
Coach:  Self / NSWIS Coach Nick Almoukov
Years Skiing: 11
Home Town: Cooma, though currently living in Jindabyne
Home Resort: Perisher Valley
Favourite Resort:  Ramsau, Austria
Height:  186 cm
Weight:  68kg
Occupation: Catering Supervisor


             

Matt O'Rourke                  

Ultimate Training Session:  At the moment anything on my bicycle

Loves:  Skiing, cycling, music, my life, anything cool

Hates:  bad music, butterfly, those little reflector things in the middle of the road

Other Interests:  Rock-climbing, photography, telemarking, cool stuff

Favourite Meal:  Pasta, cheese and tomato sauce

Favourite Movie:  STAR WARS Trilogy

Favourite TV show:  Television is EVIL... but I kinda like the Secret Life of Us

Favourite CD: John Butler Trio - Three

Last Book Read: Jonathon Livingston Seagull

Who would you most like to go skiing with?   Harri Kirvisniemi

What is your ultimate dream in XC-Skiing?   To still be skiing and loving it when I am a very old man


Competitive history: 

Year

Competition

Distance/Style

Place

2001

Australian Championships

30km Classic

5th

2001

NSW Championships

15km Freestyle

5th

2000

Australian Junior Championships

10km Classic

1st

2000

Australian Championships

10km Classic

3rd

2000

Victorian Championships

15km Classic

3rd

1999

New Zealand Junior Championships

 

1st overall

1999

Boonoona Open

 

2nd overall

1999

Rex Cox Classic

 

2nd overall

1999

Australian Junior Championships

10km Classic

3rd M18

1998

Australian Junior Championships

10km Freestyle

7th M16

1998

NSW Junior Championships

 

1st M16

1997

Kamloops

17km

1st overall


Equipment:

Skis - Fischer RCS
Poles -Exel Avanti Formula and C1
Boots - Salomon
Bindings - Salomon
Eyewear - Briko

                   
Personal Sponsors:  NSW Institute of Sport, Fischer , Salomon, Exel, and Briko

Matt O'Rourke

 

Updated November 2001


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