Richard Clark Culpeper of Canada1

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Father*Bernard LeRoy Culpeper of Canada (20 Jul 1928 - 5 Aug 1994)
Mother*Ruth Isobel Clark of Canada (13 Jun 1927 - 23 Nov 1986)
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Last Edited11 Feb 2011


  1. Richard Clark Culpeper
    Canadian National Ski Team, Telemark Division

    Richard Clark Culpeper placed seventeenth in the Super-G discipline at the 1996 World Telemark Championships. No one was more surprised than he.

    One winter, while cross-country skiing in the backwoods of northern Ontario, Richard kept falling down a small cliff on his route. Not particularly enjoying this, he tried learning how to handle steep turns at the local downhill ski area. A fellow came along and said "Hey, telemarking, cool!" To make a long story short, it turns out that telemarking is a traditional form of skiing which involves downhill skiing on crosscountry skis. Who'd have thunk it.

    Richard got in touch with a handful of other telemarkers in Ontario, and together they started a race series, with Richard putting out the newsletter. Over the years the series grew into a high-end race circuit across the country, the organization became part of the Canadian Ski Association and the Federation Internationale de Ski. The top racers began to race internationally on the World Cup tour.

    After several year of racing at the nationals, Richard made the national team in the masters category. He represented Canada in the super-giant slalom in 1996 at the World Telemark Championships, where he placed 17th. Since that time, he has focused on tele-bump skiing, which is not a competitive discipline -- yet. And yes, he still shuffles about the northern woods in the winter, and still falls down.

    Richard Clark Culpeper, 3-320 North Syndicate Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7C 3W1, Canada. Website. Email. Phone: 807-625-5463.

    Honours Bachelor of Arts, Laurentian University, 1984; Master of Arts, University of Waterloo, 1989; Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario, 1998; Barrister at Law, Law Society of Upper, Canada, 2000.

    Present and past memberships
    Canadian National Ski Team, Telemark Division; Psi Upsilon (University of Toronto).

    Present and past directorships
    Environment North; Wilderness Canoe Association; Canoe Ontario; Ontario Recreational Canoeing Association; Sudbury Canoe Club.

    "Hour after hour, day after day, far from sight of shore, we laughed and sang and slept under the hot sun on the northern ocean, wanting never to return."

    Source: Richard Clark Culpeper, 2001.