| Date of Birth:
December 14, 1977
Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, ON
Residence: Thunder Bay, ON
Years on National Team:
Weight: 157 lbs
Jason Myslicki, along with teammate Max Thompson, are the first Canadian athletes to compete in the nordic combined at the Winter Olympics since Jon Servold did in Calgary in 1988. Incidentally, Servold will be accompanying the pair to Turin as a Canadian coach.
Moreover, Myslicki will also be an alternate on the Canadian Ski Jumping team in Italy. The Thunder Bay native actually began in ski jumping in the mid-1990's before transitioning to nordic combined in 1999. He earned four Top-50 results between 1995 and 1996.
With nordic combined not enjoying a high profile in Canada, Myslicki normally trains with the American team. And the hard work looks to be paying off for Myslicki as he has begun to enjoy some international success over the past few years. During the 2003-04 World Cup season, Myslicki had four Top-20 results in B level sprint races.
In 2005-06, he has two more Top-20's in B competition, as well as five Top-40 results against the big boys on the regular World Cup circuit.
Myslicki has been slowed a tad by a knee injury suffered last spring, but he's still hoping for a personal best result in Turin. Once his competitive skiing career is behind him, Myslicki may pursue a career as a firefighter.
2006 Skijumping Coverage