20+ Questions for NJDT’s Nolan Scheier
School: Algonquin College, full-time, Culinary Management
Other work commitments: I work in a small restaurant preparing food.
Racing Category this Season: Second year Junior Man
Sponsors: Bev and Toni
Major Racing Goal this season: Top half Junior Men at Nationals
Favourite snack of all time? You can never go wrong with jelly beans
Worst training experience ever? Flying down the sketchy hills of Foret with Pat Marshall and Kieran Tomlinson
If you were a Harry Potter character, who would you be? Probably Hagrid because I am so tall.
Favourite race course/location? Highlands Nordic because of the views from on top of the escarpment
Do you want to climb Mt. Everest? Not particularly
Double poling or striding? Striding. Make skiing great again
Worst pre-race food consumed? Any kind of seafood
Most impressive teammate you’ve been around, and why? Kieran Tomlinson because he always came to practice ready to work and always had fun.
Best race experience? 20km Easterns 2015
What inspires you most? Knowing that I’ve been at rock bottom and I am back to where I was before hitting it.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pasta–there are so many different kinds.
Sundby or Johaug? The one who has been the cleanest athlete.
Best training experiences ever? Lake Placid. You just wake up and work out; no worries about work or anything, just training.
If you had to compete in a summer Olympic sport, what would it be? Soccer
Hardest workout completed, and why? Lactate tolerance on skate rollerskis in Lake Placid. It was hot and windy. But it was a pretty great feeling post workout
What movie have you watched the most number of times in your life? Toy Story one and two. I watched them all the time when I was younger
Book you’re reading right now? Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Great so far!
What is the most epic workout you’ve ever done? Fish Lake to Mount Mac ski in Whitehorse when we were on our exchange in 2011.
Bowling or mini-golf? Mini golf