Hall of Famer

Angela Schmidt-Foster

Affiliated Discipline(s): Cross-country
Hometown: Woodstock, ON
Active Career Period: Unknown
Induction CSHF: 1996
Induction Category: Cross-country
Angela Schmidt-Foster. Photo Simcoe.com

A 15-year member of the Canadian Cross Country-Ski Team, Angela Schmidt-Foster ranked with Pierre Harvey and the Firth sisters as one of the country’s bright lights in this European- dominated sport. Only 17-years old when she was named to the national team in 1977, she quickly imposed her presence and was considered the racer to beat in North America in the mid- 1980s.

She won the Canadian Cross Country Championships on 5-occasions and North American Championships twice. During a long (1977-1992) and decorated career, she was a member of 4- Canadian Olympic Nordic teams (1980 at Lake Placid, USA, 1984 at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 1988 at Calgary, Alberta, and 1992 at Albertville, France), and 4-World Championship teams from 1982 to 1991. She thrived in the stressful environment of the World Championships; finishing among the top 20 competitors in every race she entered.

Competitive highlights in Junior and Major National competition

1976
1st place, 5km, Canadian Junior Cross-Country Championships

1978
1st place, 5km, Canadian Junior Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 7.5km, Canadian Junior Cross-Country Championships

1979
1st place, 5km, Canadian Junior Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 7.5km, Canadian Junior Cross-Country Championships

1980
1st place, 20km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1986
1st place, 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 20km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 10km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1987
1st place, 10km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 20km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1988
1st place, 10km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 20km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1989
1st place, 10km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
3rd place, 20km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1991
1st place, 15km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

1992
1st place, 10km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships
2nd place, 5km, Canadian Cross-Country Championships

Competitive highlights in major North American cross-country competition

1978
1st place, 5km, North American Junior Championship
1st place, 5km, North American Junior Championship
2nd place, 7.5km, North American Junior Championship

1991
1st place, 5km, American Airlines Super Series Competition

Competitive highlights: cross-country FIS World Cup competition (top 20 finishes)

1982
13th place, FIS World Cup, La Bresse, France

1983
19th place, World Cup, Falun, Sweden
12th place, World Cup, Anchorage, USA
16th place, World Cup, Labrador City, Canada

1984
13th place, World Cup, Strbske Pleso, Czechoslovakia

1986
15th place, World Cup, Cogne, Italy

1987
3rd place, World Cup, Calgary, Alberta
14th place, World Cup, Lahti, Sweden
Her best overall World Cup ranking was 20th in 1987

 

Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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1996 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [L to R]: Kerrin-Lee Gartner, Karl Martitsch, Franz Wilhelmsen, Angela Schmidt-Foster, Peter Judge, Anna Fraser. CSHFM Collection.

National Olympic Cross Country Ski Team 1984
National Olympic Cross Country Ski Team 1984 [top row]: Sharon Firth, Shirley Firth [bottom row]: Pierre Harvey, Angela Schmidt. Canadian Ski Association.

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