Bentley Walker-Broose

 Bentley Walker-Broose

NAME: Bentley Walker-Broose

AGE: 15

HOMETOWN: Cooma

WHAT IS THE EVENT YOU ARE BEST KNOWN FOR? XC Skiing both Classic and Freestyle Skate I love the long distance races.

WHAT OTHER EVENT/S DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN? Downhill skiing

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN RESORT AND WHY? Perisher Because it has really good XC ski trails and is the only resort in NSW with XC skiing trails. The snow is really good and I can XC on the downhill side if I have my season pass. Falls Creek is also really good as they have lots of XC trails but it’s in Victoria so it’s a big trip to get there.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL RESORT AND WHY? Vail USA Because they have really good XC ski trails and they have the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy which has a full XC training and competition section. The resort is huge and I can ski and train there.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SPONSORS? IF SO, TELL US ABOUT THEM!Yes I have two other sponsors. Fortitude Physiotherapy, Cooma. They asked if they could sponsor me last year and they help me with my physio when I need it and help me with flexibility and exercise. They also gave me some money last Christmas to help me pay for my trip to America to compete in XC. Fischer Australia, they provide me with free XC ski equipment so that I can ski and train.

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WHAT IS YOUR FUNNIEST STACK STORY? About 3 years ago, me and my brother were skiing down from the back of perisher to front valley to go home for the day, we were doing big carving turns and we were going quite fast, What happened next was that we ran into each other doing a large turn and we both lost or skis and poles, it was very funny and a lot of people laughed.

WHEN DID YOU START SKIING? I learnt to ski when I was 3 (downhill) and started XC skiing for fun in with Dalgety Public School in primary school. I started XC skiing seriously and full time 3 years ago.

WHEN (AND WHAT!) WAS YOUR FIRST COMPETITION? My first competition was PWSC when I was 3 doing Mini Mites and I won skier of the year for my age. My first XC competition was Inter schools in 2010

GIVE US YOUR OVERALL TOP 5 RESULTS!

2015 Australian Interschool’s National Championships Div 3 1st Place

2015 Australian Interschool’s XC ski state championships – Freestyle Div 3 – 1st Place

2015 U16 NSW Junior Distance XC ski Sprint Championships – 1st Place

2015 U16 NSW Open and Junior Classic XC ski sprint championships – 2nd Place

2016 (Jan) Denver University Western Regionals U16 Men XC freestyle – 2nd Place

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES?

Mountain Biking

Roller Skiing

Swimming

Surfing

Catching up with friends

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE AND WHY? I don’t know if I have a favourite as I have a heap of favourites. These are: Martain Johnsrud Sundby, Petter Northug, Callum Watson and Curtis Keene.

WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE RUN? WHERE IS IT AND TELL US WHY IT IS YOUR FAVOURITE! The all time favourite is the 10km loop at Perisher. It’s a nice long run that is loads of fun

FINISH THESE SENTENCES…..

“I WOULD NEVER GO TO THE SNOW WITHOUT………….” My skis

“WHEN I RIDE I LISTEN TO…………….” Music when I’m warming up, I like ACDC as it has a great beat to XC warm up to.

WHO IS SOMEONE THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD ALL KEEP OUR EYES ON THIS SEASON? WHY? Pheobe Cridland, she’s a team mate and try’s really hard and is doing really well. Me, as I want to make you guys proud all season long

ANY LAST MINUTE WORDS OF WISDOM? Thanks so much for helping me out and having me as part of the Rhythm team! Don’t forget to come and have a XC ski with me!!

Check out Bentley's instagram to keep updated with all his many days training and competing! @bentleywalker_Broose_xc