In an effort to showcase the North Americans who competed at last week’s International Ski Federation (FIS) 2018 Nordic Junior/U23 World Championships in Goms, Switzerland, we asked those qualifying athletes several questions about themselves — actually, we had them fill in the blanks. Here we have 19-year-old Ty Godfrey, of Team R.A.D./Canmore Nordic, who represented Canada at his second Junior Worlds.
Last week in Goms, Godfrey raced to 57th in the 10 k classic.
“My full name is Ty Godfrey, but you can call me Reed, because most people call me that.
I was born in Vancouver and raised in Canmore, and I learned to ski at age 1.
I spent the time between Mont Sainte-Anne trials and Junior/U23 Worlds in Canmore making my fitness 0 to 100 real quick.
The most technical workout I did in the last training year to prepare for this was dancing harder than J Diggs at a The Weeknd concert with my twin.
This is my second time in Switzerland and third time racing internationally, and so far it’s been super sweet repping the Canadian gear.
One difference I’ve noticed between Switzerland and the Canada is the absence of Vector Cereal in Switzerland.
Usually racing at altitude is normal for me because I’ve spent my whole life in Canmore. There are so many mountains around where I live that you could do a different hike everyday.
One of the things I’m most excited about for Junior/U23 Worlds in Goms is racing with the maple leaf on and scrolling through fresh Instagram explore.
One race I’m especially targeting there is the 10 k classic individual start.
I really hope I can chat/make friends with someone from Norway and ask them how Ryan and Max are doing.
If I had a totally free day here and didn’t have to worry about race fitness or training, I’d spend it going for an adventure hike with a special someone I meet at the championships.
The best way to follow me on social media is on Instagram @tygodfrey.”