Clayton Whitman, President

Clayton’s involvement with biathlon started in 2008 when he became an official in the lead up to the 2010 Olympics. Clayton has since led efforts to develop a legacy of hosting biathlon events in Whistler. He has chaired the organizing committees for North American Championships, Canadian Championships, North American Cups, BC Cups, the Biathlon Series events as well as summer biathlon events. During competitions Clayton also acts as Chief of Competition or Chief of Range. As an official Clayton is certified as an IBU International Referee and a Biathlon Canada Technical Delegate.

In addition to event hosting, Clayton has championed the development of the sport of biathlon post-Olympics as administrator and coach for the the Sea to Sky Nordics biathlon program, serving Sea to Sky Country and Metro Vancouver. Clayton is a certified Competition-Introduction coach and Gold Community coach, and is a Learning Facilitator / Evaluator for Competition-Introduction and Community coaching.

Outside of his interest in the sport of biathlon, Clayton is a practicing lawyer, a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 2007.

Jessica Blenkarn, Director

Jessica was born in Almonte, Ontario and started cross country skiing when she was 4 years old. Jessica competed for the Kanata Racers club and then the University of Guelph, and attended five XC National Championships as a member of Team Ontario.

She started coaching cross country skiing while racing for the University of Guelph. Following graduation she moved to Whistler and started coaching biathlon for the Sea to Sky Nordics.

Jessica is certified as a Competion-Introduction coach and a Gold Community Coach for biathlon, as well as a certified Learning Facilitator/Evaluator for Community Coaching and Competition-Introduction.

Jessica is also an experienced wax technician with experience waxing for XC Ottawa and Nakkertok at XC Nationals in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Jessica has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Family Relations and Human Development) from Guelph University in 2010.

Martin Schrama, Director

Martin Schrama started skiing at a young age, and competed in cross country as a member of the Alberta and British Columbia provincial teams and the Canadian Junior National Team. He soon became a competitive athlete. In 2010, he became Junior National Champion. Martin was the Junior National Champion in 2010 in the 10km Classic.

Martin moved to Whistler in 2011 to train with the Callaghan Valley Training Centre and was training and racing until 2014. Following his racing career, Martin became a coach for local clubs and is now assistant coach for the Whistler Nordic Development Centre.

In addition to his work in the nordic community, Martin enjoys mountain biking and is a youth coach for the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association.

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