Simply put, Doug Gudwer is one of the best cross-country skiers this country has ever produced.
You want details? How about 22 medals at Canadian championships, including 10 gold. He was a long-time member of the national team. He also won the 1973 U.S. junior title, as well as the Canadian juniors in 1974. He won the 1982 Nor-Am overall crown and was four-time national 3 x 10-kilometre relay champion. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gudwer was a force both nationally and internationally on the snow-covered trails.
Prince George can proudly call Gudwer one of its own because he was born and raised in Prince George and raced for the Hickory Wing Ski Club. After high school, he used his skills to earn a college scholarship at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where he was a two-time All-American. His national and international success gave him a spot in the ‘Who’s Who in Canadian sport’ registry.
Gudwer, now 43, left Prince George to train the national team and now resides in Calgary.