Profile - Thomas (TJ) Baldwin
|Name||Thomas (TJ) Baldwin|
|Team(s):||British Senior Alpine Ski Team|
TJ is one of Great Britain's best Alpine racers. He is currently the 2012 British Senior Champion in Downhill, Super G, GS, Super Combined & Overall Combined. He is now ranked GB No1 in Downhill & Super G; & No2 in GS & Super Combined.
TJ learnt to ski at the Dry slope in Norwich aged 6 but did not ski on snow until he was 10. After a very successful but brief dry slope racing career he moved to snow and at the end of his first season won the English Championships and was 2nd in the British Championships. He has been a member of a British team for 11 seasons (4 in Children's team, 2 in Youth team, 3 in Jun/FIS team & 2 in Senior team). During that time he competed at Topolino in 2004 & 2005; at the 2007 EYWOF, the 2008, 2009, 2010 World Junior Championships & the 2011 World Senior Championships. At the WJC he came 24th in Super G (2009) & 18th in Downhill (2010). In the 2011 World Senior champs he was 38th in the Downhill. Over the past 10 years TJ has won an incredible 33 British titles in the Children & Junior category, as well as English & Inter School titles. In his first year as a Senior he won 5 British titles, the Downhill, Super G, Super Combined, Overall Combined & the Victor Ludorum.
TJ has a vast experience having competed in almost 400 FIS races in North/South America & Europe, including World Cup, Europa Cup, Nor-Am & SAC. One of his finest results was coming 8th in a Nor-Am GS race at the start of the 2010/11 season. He skied from bib 42 into the top 10 and was fastest on the 2nd run by over ½ second. His best results from the 2011/12 season were a 4th place in a Nor-Am Super G; and a 6th & 8th in 2 Nor-Am Downhill's, placing him 6th overall in the Nor-Am Downhill standings.
He is currently ranked 139th in the World for Downhill, 151st in Super G & inside the top 250 in both GS & Super Combined.
This season he is hoping for top 20 results in Europa Cup Downhill & Super G races, to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics and to win the British champs again. He is also aiming to break into the top 100 in the world in Super G, Downhill & Super Combined.