One of the biggest speedskating sprinters ever, he won silver medals in the sprint on the 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003 Globe Championships. He started skating an extremely early age. He had taken magic in the 500 meters on the 1998 Olympics. He was created in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada. Jennifer Botterill also competed for Canada in the 1998 Olympics, earning a sterling silver medal in women’s hockey.