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Mark Fawcett







Year Inducted


Sport Ambassador


Mark Fawcett



Rothesay native Mark Fawcett has played a premier role in elevating the sport of snowboarding from relative obscurity to Olympic status. What began in 1985 as a trip downhill on an piece of plastic with a skateboard on top would yield over the next seventeen years, thirty-eight World Cup podium performances including fourteen gold medals, three first place finishes in the United States Open, and Olympic appearances in Nagano, Japan and Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1997, he was named the International Snowboarding Federation’s "Snowboarder of the Year" worldwide. Since retiring from competition in 2002, he has hosted and co-produced the television show Sacred Ride and in 2005 was named assistant coach of the Canadian Alpine Snowboarding Team.In 2006, he attended his third Olympics in Turin, Italy as head coach of the Canadian team, and is preparing for a fourth Olympic adventure in Vancouver in 2010. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 9, 2007.

Quick Facts

  • 14 World Cup podium finishes including four 1st place, four 2nd place and six 3rd place standings 

  • Placed first in three U.S. Opens over the span of his 15-year career 

  • Named the ISF Snowboarder of the Year, Worldwide in 1997 

  • First pick for the Canadian Olympic snowboard team, and represented Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympic 

  • Games in Nagano, Japan (DNF-equipment failure) 

  • Represented Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah (placed 17th in the parallel giant slalom) 

  • Named Assistant Coach of the Canadian alpine snowboard team in 2005 

  • Named Head Coach of the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy 

  • Named Head Coach of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Canadian alpine snowboard team

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