Date of Birth:  October 11, 1982
 Place of Birth: Berwick, Australia
 Residence: Orleans, ON
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  6'2"
 Weight: 185 lbs.

With a grandfather, Alex McDougal, who represented Canada in alpine skiing during a World Championship, and a mother, Nancy Biggs-McDougal, who was once part of the national alpine development squad, it's not surprising to see slalom specialist Patrick Biggs continuing the proud family tradition as a member of Canada's Olympic team.

Now a member since 2004, Biggs has quickly established himself as one of Canada's up-and-coming skiers. During the 2004-05 season, he skied mostly on the Nor-Am Cup circuit, winning four slalom events to finish the year as the circuit's fourth-ranked slalom skier. He also managed a couple of 10th-place finishes on the World Cup tour against top-flight competition. However, the highlight of the year definitely came at the 2005 World Championships in Bormio, Italy, where Biggs raced to an unexpected ninth-place finish in the slalom.

The results haven't been coming as fast and furious for Biggs midway through the 2005-06 season, though he does have a pair of Top-20 World Cup results, including an impressive 14th place result at a slalom event in Beaver Creek, Colorado, under extremely tricky conditions. Of the seven Canadian racers to take part in that race, Biggs was the only one to post a result.

The young skier with the solid alpine pedigree talks about one day becoming an architect, but those plans will have to wait while he continues to carry the family torch down the world's most challenging slopes.

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