Date of Birth:  August 10, 1974
 Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
 Residence: Calgary, AB
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  6'1"
 Weight: 187 lbs

A builder of log homes in his spare time, Paul Boehm is hoping to build himself a legacy in the skeleton as he competes in his first ever Olympic Games in 2006.

The Calgary resident wrapped up the 2004-05 season, his sixth year on the World Cup skeleton circuit, with a Top-25 result at the World Championships in his hometown. He also notched a season-best eighth-place at Lake Placid on one of his favourite courses, helping him to conclude the season as the circuit's 16th-ranked slider.

Coming into the 2005-06 season, Boehm had never managed to reach the podium, with his best results being a pair of fourth-place finishes at Lake Placid in 2002 and at home in Calgary in 2003.

That all changed in November as Boehm got his 2005-06 season off to an awesome start, picking up a silver medal in a controversial weather-shortened, one-heat competition at Lake Placid. Regardless of the controversy, Boehm now goes to Turin with a taste of what it feels like to be that close to victory. And that success could be a powerful motivator when Pain gets his chance to deliver.

In January of 2005, in his only race on the course that will be used for the Olympics, Boehm came 20th.

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