| Date of Birth:
June 12 1987
Place of Birth: Edmonton, AB
Residence: Calgary, AB
Years on National Team:
Weight: 132 lbs.
Eighteen-year-old Graeme Gorham is a proud member of Canada's new youth movement in ski jumping.
Born in Edmonton, AB Gorham was first exposed to the sport by current Olympic teammate Stefan Read, who made a presentation in his sixth grade Weinlos Elementary school class. Shortly thereafter, Gorham took his first leap on skis off the K90 ramp at Calgary Olympic Park. He progressed quickly, making his first jump off the K120 in Park City Utah only 18 months later.
Since then, he has committed himself seriously to the sport, moving to Calgary to train full-time, and has now posted numerous solid results in competitions at the domestic and international levels.
Though Gorham has recorded several solid individual results, including two Top-16 finishes during the current 2005-06 FIS Continental Cup season, and six Top-20 results on the 2004-2005 USA Gold Cup tour, he is expected to contribute to the team event in Turin. The Canadian men finished seventh overall at the Junior World Championships last March -- the best result ever for the team -- and will look to equal or better that showing at the 2006 Olympic Games.
When he isn't ski jumping, Gorham enjoys whitewater rafting, road hockey and has a flare for computers. Born during the tail end of the Oilers' dynasty in Edmonton, he naturally idolizes Wayne Gretzky.
Gorham will gain a great deal from this first Olympic experience and look to build on it as Canadian ski jumping continues its newfound resurgence in the years to come.
2006 Skijumping Coverage