Cross Country Skiier Jesse Ehman takes Bronze in Men's 2.5km Para Nordic Standing Race

RED DEER, AB (February 26, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Para Nordic Skiier Jesse Ehman of Saskatoon has Saskatchewan's first medal in Cross Country/Para Nordic at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, taking third place in the men's 2.5km Para Nordic Standing race. See full results here.

"It was a pretty good race; I felt a bit faster on the flats, but it was good overall. The Games have been a great experience," said Jesse, 20, after his race.

Ehman, who is a partial left arm amputee, has competed in Para Nordic skiing as well as biathlon since his teen years. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Cross Country and Biathlon High Performance training groups and is coached by Robin Butler. Read more about Jesse here and see Jesse's biography here.

Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.

Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at, and live results and sport schedules will be found at Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos can be available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at


For more information, please contact:

Karen Lawson

Games Services & Communications Lead

Saskatchewan Games Council

(306) 529-3120 |