Residence: Banff/Lake Louise, Alta.
Club: Banff Mtn. Academy
On national team since 1990.
Calgary's Cary Mullen set the trendy Colorado ski resort of Aspen ablaze three
years ago when he captured a World Cup gold and silver medal in the downhill on
the same late season weekend. Earlier that season, the 27-year-old finished
second in the Saalbach, Austria downhill. However since then, Mullen's career
has been plagued by a variety of injuries, particularly various knee traumas and
an on-going bout with chronic patella tendinitis. Needless to say, his results
since those heady days of Apsen have been disappointing: his best result during
from the1994-95 campaign was a 19th in Whistler, B.C. and Kvitfjell, Norway.
Best showing from 1995-96 was a 14th in Val Gardena, Italy. Last season, the
easy-going Mullen showed numerous signs of life on the World Cup circuit, with
eight top-30 finishes in the downhill, including a impressive 12th-place showing
on the treacherous Hahnenkamm course in Kitzbuehel, Austria.