Date of Birth:  April 21, 1980
 Place of Birth: Fernie, BC
 Residence: Fernie, BC
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  6'1"
 Weight: N/A

When Emily Brydon tore ligaments in each of her knees in two separate accidents nine months apart back in 2001, the odds were not looking good for her return to competitive skiing. Instead, she worked hard at the rehabilitation process and ended up racing in both the slalom and giant slalom, finishing 27th and 38th respectively, at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

The native of Fernie, BC admits that racing on surgically altered knees can be a little scary, but it's not something she can worry about if she wants to have any hope of glory at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy.

A member of the National Alpine Ski Team since 1997, the 25-year-old veteran will be counted on to shoulder much of the leadership responsibilities on a very young team. As both the 12th-ranked downhiller and the 19th-ranked super-G skier, Brydon clearly has the all-around skills to give her serious credentials with her younger teammates.

With 11 Top-10 World Cup finishes in her career coming into the 2005-06 season, including last year's fifth place finish in the downhill at San Sicario, Brydon has proved she has what it takes to compete with the world's best.

A fan of the legendary Crazy Canucks as a youngster, the tall and rangy Brydon is hoping to follow in their footsteps with a good showing on the world's biggest sporting stage.

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