Erik  Read
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Erik Read

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

High School:
National Sport School

Last College:
University of Calgary, Mount Royal University

Height:
5-11

Position:
Alpine

Birthdate:
05/31/1991


03/10/2017

DENVER SKIS INTO FIRST PLACE AFTER THIRD DAY OF COMPETITION

Alpine Gathers 154 Points on the Day, Stands Alone Atop the Leaderboard on Its Quest for 24

03/08/2017

DU SITS AT THIRD AFTER DAY ONE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

All Three Pioneer Women Earn All-American Honors

03/07/2017

DENVER ON THE HUNT FOR 24TH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Pios Qualified Full Team of 12 Skiers for Championships

03/01/2017

PIONEERS QUALIFY FULL TEAM FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ten Denver Skiers Named to All-RMISA Team

02/25/2017

MADLENER EARNS FIRST IN CLASSICAL AT RMISA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Denver Sits at Second After Day Two of Competition

2016:

  • One of 12 DU skiers to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs
  • Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships; won the men's slalom and finished third overall in the men's giant slalom
  • Helped Denver win their 23rd National Championship
  • Named the 2016 Men's Alpine Skier of the Year
  • Won the men's slalom and finished second overall in the men's giant slalom at the Utah Invitational
  • Won both the men's slalom and giant slalom at Montana State Invitational
  • Sixth and ninth place finishes in the two men's slalom races at the New Mexico Invitational
  • Finished seventh overall in the giant slalom and 16th overall in the slalom at the RMISA Championships

2015:

  • Earned a 1st place result in the giant slalom at the Colorado Invitational.
  • Took 3rd place in the second slalom at the New Mexico Invitational.
  • Finished 2nd in the RMISA Qualifier.
  • Received a silver medal at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail, Colorado, representing Canada in the team event.

Before Denver:

  • 2013 and 2014 Canadian Slalom Champion.
  • 2012 North American Cup Overall Champion
  • Has skied for the Canadian alpine ski team, Alberta ski team and Banff Alpine Racers. Gold medal honors in high school (90%+ average)


Personal:

  • Son of Ken and Lynda Reed.
  • Has two younger brothers; Kevyn and Jeffrey.
  • Enjoys hiking, biking, squash, waterskiing and anything outdoors.
  • Goals are to become and Olympic medalist and World Cup winner.
  • Chose Denver for the sports and location to the mountains.
  • Also recruited by Utah.
  • Is a business major.
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