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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
Beorn Nijenhuis

Beorn Nijenhuis

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Born in Rocky Mountain House on April 2, 1984

Started Skating with my brother on our home pond in Horburg at the age of three.

Joined the Rocky Speed Skating Club at the age of seven and enjoyed competition from day one.

Skated short track and long track with success, highlights becoming North American Long Track Champion twice.

Trained short track with Phyllis Loewen and long track with Greg Planert until the family moved to Holland.

In Olympic style long track, became Dutch National Champion in all-round, sprint, and supersprint.

In 2002, won the Junior World Championships all-round and set new Junior world records in the 1000m and 1500m.

Member of the TVM Speed Skating Team since June of 2002


Junior World Records:

Distance

Time

Date

Place

1500m Junior

1.46,80

March 21, 2002

Calgary, Canada

1000m Junior

1.10,65

March 23, 2002

Calgary, Canada

1000m Junior

1.08,88

January 11, 2003

Salt Lake City, USA

Sprint Junior

140.315

January 12, 2003

Salt Lake City, USA

1000m Junior

1.08,53

January 19, 2003

Calgary, Canada

Sprint Junior

139.750

January 19, 2003

Calgary, Canada