Justinen was born and raised in Rocky Mountain House, AB and learned to ski and snowboard in a recreational manner at the ages of 4 & 10. Living in Rocky, Kennedy had little to no access to elite sports and no access to snowsports programs whatsoever. Justinen focused their younger years on accessible sports & moved to Kelowna at 18 to be closer to the mountains.
At age 21, Kennedy acted on a lifelong desire to compete in elite level snowboarding with no prior training or experience.
2023 - Justinen is named the Nor-Am Cup Winner with 10 consecutive podiums, 4 wins and an additional title of Canadian National Champ for the second year in a row. Kennedy also had their best World Cup result, placing 13th in Cervinia, Italy.
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In 2022, Kennedy finished 3rd overall on the NorAm Cup tour; acquiring a personal spot on the Canadian World Cup team
for the 2022/23 season.
"2022 created room for me to compete on the NorAm Cup after losing an opportunity to compete on the World Cup due to covid-19 closures, canceling a qualification race.
October through November of 2021, I completed three training blocks. First in Saas Fee, Switzerland where I had access to an sbx track, followed by some freeride & carving training in Hintertux, Austria. Finally in Pitztal, Austria, where I had access to another snowboardcross track.
As I prepared physically and mentally to finish in the Top 3 on the NorAm Cup, I felt fortunate to continue to grow a community of supporters, and share in the highs and lows of training as a professional athlete.
Check out my "blog" section to read about this season's results, and follow my social pages
for more." -Kennedy Justinen
In 2020 - Justinen's second competitive year - they achieved the minimum World Cup criteria and finished 9th overall on the NorAm Cup.