Rich began coaching cross country skiing in 1982 with the Ontario Team after graduating from Laurentian University. After an apprentice with the National Team Rich became head coach for Manitoba Cross Country Ski Team 1984-1992. Following the 92 Albertville Olympics Rich moved over to coaching Biathlon in Manitoba.
The first waxing support role for Rich was waxing for Cross Country National Team at the 1985 World Championships (this is where skating went full time at the elite level). Since then Rich has been wax/coach support at five winter Olympics – two on the grip team and three on the glide team and too many world championships to count.
Rich still works for Biathlon Canada on tour. Sochi Olympics was the last major competition. These games highlighted great ski prep and race support. Canada was recognized by many of the other top nations as “winning the waxing Olympics”.
Rich also has been a part of the research and development side, working along side Geret in the last six years developing special grinds, ski bases (these bases were used 90% of the time at Sochi), and top secret base coatings. The lab is based out of the Canmore Nordic Centre. It was during this time that Rich and Geret decided that it was time to bring some of their knowledge and skill to the general ski population.
You can have the same ski service as the top skiers in the world!