Former wrestler finds new passion on skis after injury took use of right arm
December 4, 2015
Emily Weekes (Telemark Nordic Club, Kelowna) remembers exactly what it was like the first time she clipped into cross country skis. That was just 13 months ago. Now, not only is the 24-year old more comfortable on skis, but she’s now training with the National Para-Nordic Team. “Unbelievable journey. It’s gone so fast, and slightly overwhelming,” she said.
“In Emily’s case, she was a true competitor, and we can convert that type of competitive nature and an athlete into a skier,” said Para-Nordic National Ski Team head coach Robin McKeever...