Jeremy Sheppard and Mark McMorris

Photo: Dr. Jeremy Sheppard works with Mark McMorris at PyeongChang 2018

Affiliated athletes and staff make major contribution to Team Canada’s record medal haul

March 2, 2018
For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC – The PyeongChang 2018 Olympics featured a record setting performance by Team Canada as a whole, winning 29 medals for the first time in their history at a Winter Games.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) affiliated athletes made a major mark on the Games, as well, with their incredible performances and contributions to Canada’s medal total.

Forty-nine of Team Canada’s 225 athletes are athletes that train with CSI Pacific or benefit from their programs or services.

CSI Pacific affiliated athletes:

  • Made up 22% of Team Canada
  • Accounted for 31% of Canada’s total medals
  • Won 45% of Team Canada’s gold medals

Five Canadian Sport Institute Pacific scientists attended the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games with National Sport Organization (NSO) partners, and each of them were part of a support team for an athlete(s) that brought home a gold medal.

CSI Pacific staff members at PyeongChang 2018:


Name: Role: Partner NSO worked with: Partner NSO medals:
Dr. Jeremy Sheppard Director, Performance Solutions //
Sport Science & Medicine Lead, Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard Gold:
Sébastien Toutant

Laurie Blouin
Max Parrot



Mark McMorris

Sean Nugent Strength & Conditioning Coach Freestyle Canada (Moguls) Gold:

Mikaël Kingsbury

Samantha Ebata Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis Freestyle Canada (Moguls)
* attended Games as part of Canadian Olympic Committee Mission Staff

Mikaël Kingsbury

Tai Tran Strength & Conditioning Coach Freestyle Canada (Halfpipe) Gold:

Cassie Sharpe

Craig Hill Strength & Conditioning Coach //
Integrated Support Team Lead, Ski Cross
Alpine Canada (Ski Cross) Gold:
Brady Leman,
Kelsey Serwa

Brittany Phelan


About CSI Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.

Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, CSI Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.


For more information, please contact:


Noah Wheelock

Manager, Communications

CSI Pacific