Double Olympian Won 50km CL National Title in 2017
Graeme Killick began skiing at the age of five in the Jackrabbit program at Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club in Fort Mcmurray, Alta. In 2009, at the age of 19, he participated in the World Junior Ski Championships in France, placing 14th in the Classic sprint, 15th in the 20km Pursuit and 25th in the 10km skate. The following year at the U23 Championships in Germany, he placed seventh in the 30km Pursuit.
Killick competed on both the World Cup and Nor-am Cup circuits. He made his World Cup debut in January 2011, competing in the Skiathlon and the 50km and 15km events.
His best career result was 19th in the men's 50km FR at the FIS World Championships in 2015 at Falun, Sweden. Killick proved his strength in the 15km Freestyle as well when he crossed the line in 15th at the Norwegian National Championships in Vang in 2018.
Killick made his Olympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Games and placed 26th in the 50km Mass Start. At Pyeongchang 2018, he finished 27th in the 50km. Killick was a key member of the men's 4x10km relay at the Sochi and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In the latter, he gained precious seconds, moving up three places during his leg to help bring the team to a ninth-place finish.
On a national scale, Killick finished fifth in the overall Nor-am Cup standings in 2012 and 2013 and won the Skiathlon at the Ski Nationals in 2014 and 2015. He won his first 50km National title in a battle to the finish line against Andy Shields at Canmore in 2017. “I've always wanted the 50-kilometre title, so it was really special to be able to do it today here in Canmore,” he told media outlet CBC.
The FIS World Cups held in Canada were also important steppingstones during his career. “I think the domestic World Cups have brought a lot of attention to the sport, and it's really exciting to see a level of engagement that will propel the next generation of Canadian skiers.”
Killick also has a passion for surfing and windsurfing, with annual trips to Maui made after the ski season.
Graeme Killick broke into the top 20 in the men's 50km FR with a career-best 19th at the FIS World Championships in 2015 at Falun, Sweden.