EVENT - CROSS COUNTRY SKIING


HEIGHT   5'10"    WEIGHT   155 lbs.

 

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games
    - Men's 30km pursuit: 34th (1:20:46.2)
    - Men's 15km Free: 48th (35:58.2)
    - Men's 50km Mass Start: 28th (
    2:10:08.3)
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games
    - Men's 15 km + 15 km double pursuit: 43rd

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2005: 31st Canmore World Cup 15k skate
  • 2009 SuperTour Distance Champ
  • 33rd Wolrd Champ Pursuit 2009
  • 3-time World Champ Teams.
  • 5-time National Champ

PERSONAL


Years on Team: 6

Club: APU


James Southam came back to racing in high school when he got cut from the basketball team and needed to do something for the winter...and he hasn't stopped. After grinding away for 10 years, he finally won his first ski race at age 25. Since that breakthrough, he has been one of the top distance racers in the country, representing the U.S. in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the past three World Championships. Skiing is not his whole life - he and his wife, Annie, have a daughter, Hazel.

Southam started skiing in junior nordic races when he was age 5, switching to alpine skiing for 10 years, along with team sports, before he came back to cross-country skiing as a freshman in high school.

2001 Pre Olympic World Cup at Soldier Hollow, Utah

2006 Olympic Winter Games - 43rd in 2x15 km M pursuit, DNF 50 km F MST

2005, 2007, 2009 World Championship Teams

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