The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus is pleased to announce Tim Wintoniw (BSc Env Sci/Phys Ed ’05) as the newest head coach of the Camrose Ski Club and Augustana ski team. Tim will oversee the cross-country ski team, which is coming off a third place finish in University Ski Nationals at Whistler Olympic Park.
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to lead the Augustana cross-country ski program and look forward to inspiring the next generation of Viking skiers,” Tim said.
One of the co-founders of Downtown Nordic, a Winnipeg-based cross-country ski team, Tim expanded the program from nine skiers to 63.
The 30-year-old spent a year as a field worker with SkiFit North and coached Team Manitoba at Canada Winter Games in 2011. He also headed up the Saskatchewan Cross-Country Ski team at the Western National Cross-Country Ski Championship in 2012.
Wintoniw also skied competitively for more than a decade, including three seasons with Augustana, where he led the team to a gold medal in the 3×5 relay in 2004 in Edmonton.
A multi-sport athlete, Wintoniw won World Cup bronze in white water rafting, qualifying for world championships in 2012.