To say Canadian ski crosser Brady Leman is a fierce competitor might be putting it lightly. He's the type of racer who expects to be first in every run, in every heat, in every competition, and also the type to occasionally show his disappointment when he doesn't live up to his own lofty standards.
Luckily for himself, Brady has the skill set to go along with his own expectations. Possessing an ideal combination of powerful starts, aggressive line selection, and canny maneouvering (watch him casually speed a check a jump mid race in order to set himself up for a line no other athlete has seen), Leman is a near-perfect combination of passion and technique.
A competitor on the World Cup ski cross tour since the 2008-09 season, Brady seemed to be just hitting his ski cross stride when he suffered the incredibly unlucky setback of a broken leg on the day before the ski cross event at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Brady missed more than a year of competition after his injury, but returned with a vengeance in 2011-12, winning the first race of the season and then again on home soil at Blue Mountain, CAN, on his way to finishing ranked 2nd in the world behind only Slovenian Filip Flisar.
After that runner-up to the Crystal Globe performance in 2011-12 Leman took a bit of a step backwards in the 2012-13 season, managing just two podiums while often finding himself outside of the top-8 looking in.
However, the 2012-13 season was a difficult one for the entire typically-dominant Canadian team. With the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games coming up in February and a fresh slate in front of him, expect Brady to lead the Canadian team back into contention in FIS Freestyle World Cup tour in 2013-14.
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