Name: Jeffrey Frisch
Sport: Alpine Skiing (Downhill)
Hometown: Mont Tremblant, QC
Nickname: Jeff, Jeffo, Frischy
Favourite Sports Memory: When I was selected for the 2010 Olympic team.
How you got involved in your sport: Both of my parents are ski instructors so I was pretty much born with skis. I did my first ski race when I was 4 years old, and at the age of 10 my dream was to compete at the Olympic Games and World Cup races.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: I was born in Italy but since the age of 10 I knew I wanted to represent my mom’s native country.
“If everything seems under control, you’re simply not going fast enough.” ~ Mario Andretti
“Look up, get up, and don’t ever give up!” ~ Michael Irvin
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund is a extremely important organization for amateur athletes like myself. So please keep supporting and spreading the word of CAN Fund!! I am really lucky and feel honored that I got chosen to be a part of the CAN Fund family.
-11th World Cup Downhill
-Canadian Champion in Super G and Downhill
-3rd Place Europa Cup Super G
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: re•sil•ience; ability to recover readily from adversity
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: Many people have impacted my life, but my mother has taught me a valuable lesson: That with hard work you can achieve anything.
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you: Open by Andre Agassi
Fun Facts: My mother tongue is German. I speak English, Italian and am working on my French which is getting pretty good. Voilà! I am a rafting guide on the off season and love to surf although I am still a beginner. Tennis and biking are some of my favorite activities and I use them for mental preparation and training. The life of an athlete ski racer is not so glamorous, it’s mostly living in your suitcase chasing results in the freezing cold, skiing on ice at speeds that my mother wouldn’t want me driving at! Yes, I’ve travelled the world but have been to the hill and back… to the hotel room for the most part of my career. I love anything that goes fast and uses gas, like for instance my motocross. I have 3 sisters, I enjoy making them laugh but for the most part my sisters find me silly 😉
I now live on the south shore of Montreal with my girlfriend, she used to ski race at the World Cup level and therefore understands my journey like no other.