I got started in triathlon from watching my mom race in Morden, and it made me want to give it a try. I raced the Kids of Steel race in Pinawa that same year, and have been involved ever since.
My proudest achievements in triathlon so far are placing 6th in Des Moines USAT race, and placing 1st in Swift Current.
My goals for this upcoming season are to podium in Des Moines or Pleasant Prairie, and also in Western Canada Games.
I like training in a group, as it creates a fun atmosphere. It allows you to be challenged by your teammates, and challenge them back at the same time. Being apart of the MTC team provides me with all of these.
My involvement in the sport of triathlon started when I was 11. My mom noticed an advertisement inside Booster Juice for the sport. At that time I was already running, and was on a swim team, so figured why not add in the bike as well!
My proudest achievement so far in the sport was placing in the top half of my second draft legal elite race in the U.S.
My goals for the upcoming season is to place in the top 10 at Western Canada Games, and to stay injury free!
My favorite part about the MTC Program is being able to train with my teammates, and having them push me to be the best athlete I can be. Being apart of this team has created many friendships that will last for a long time.
The most difficult part of the sport for me is being able to keep up with training volume needed to achieve my personal goals.
My interest in triathlon started after I raced in the Birds Hill Duathlon series in May of 2017. I then raced in my first triathlon in Kenora, and finished in 5th place.
My goals for this year are to improve my swim and bike times in both the Wisconsin and Iowa youth races. I competed in both last year for the first time, and am looking forward to racing in them again with another year under my belt.
I am in my second year with the MTC Program, and have been dedicated since the day I joined. I enjoy being able to train with my teammates who inspire me to go faster. Also having a coach as encouraging as Gary Pallett is really helpful.
My proudest achievement came last year during the Boeing classic track event where I placed 1st and 2nd in the 1200m and 800m events. I am also proud of my race in Wisconsin where I finished 39th.
My goals include getting on the podium this year, getting my fitness level up, and maintaining my health. I am also working on running a two minute 800m.
My favorite part about training is that feeling of improvement, and achieving something. I also enjoy the opportunities that have been made available to me such as meeting new people and seeing new places.
I started swimming lessons in Kindergarten, and from the moment I entered the pool, I knew I was meant to be in the water. I was naturally a strong kid but did not have the motivation to learn the technique. When I finished swimming lessons, there was nothing left for me to do, so I learnt how to ride my bike, and ran my first 5 kilometer race when I was 10 years old. I liked all three aspects of triathlon, which made me want to get involved in the sport, which is when I discovered the MTC team. When I had to make a decision to switch from playing baseball on my little league team to triathlon the answer wasn’t obvious at first. The decision soon became transparent when team sports were no longer an option for me. I started triathlon at the end of grade 5, and I ended up loving it. I felt the excitement in the sport, and have not looked back since.
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Gail Devers
Like many kids, I grew up playing soccer, however my passion for running and biking helped me discover the sport of triathlon.
Once my family moved to Canada, I quickly discovered the MTC Team. With role models like our Head Coach Gary Pallet and Olympian Tyler Mislawchuck, I was encouraged, and supported to train and compete.
A 14th place finish in my first junior race in the 2018 at U23 Canada National Championships qualifier gave me a taste of bigger success and the opportunity to be selected to race the 2018 junior Canada Nationals .
2019 will be a challenging year as I continue to learn, and work on improving all around to become competitive at the higher level.
14th-2018 U26 Canada Nationals West Qualifier Saskatoon
2nd-2017 Des Moines USA Triathlon Youth Series
6th-2017 Pleasant prairie USA Triathlon Youth series
8th-2016 Youth Canada Nationals
3rd-2016 Manitoba Games
4th-2016 Youth Elite Canada Games test
I got into triathlon at the very young age of 3. Both of my parents are heavily involved in the sport in Manitoba, and it was something I wanted to be apart of as well.
My two favorite accomplishments so far is placing 3rd in Manitoba Games, and participating in the trial events for Western Canada Games.
My goals for the upcoming season is to participate in Western Canada Summer Games. I also want to improve my times in all three aspects of triathlon.
I enjoy being apart of the MTC Program as my athletes and coaches push me to be better. I also love being able to receive feedback on how I can improve.
I first got into the sport of triathlon when I was watching a family friend race. I was 7 at the time, and there was a Kids of Steel race happening that same weekend. I had my bike with me, and decided to do the race, and have loved the sport ever since.
A career highlight so far for me was racing in the Minneapolis Junior Invitational Sprint in 2017. The race fell on my 15th birthday, and my mom wrote “It’s my birthday” on my back. A lot of spectators saw that, cheered, and wished me a happy birthday. To make the day extra special, I ended up winning the race. It was memorable birthday to say the least!
My goal for this upcoming season to compete at the Western Canada Summer Games for Manitoba, and bring home a medal. Being able to medal in the individual race would be great, but being able to medal in the relay race with teammates would be really special.
I started triathlon when I was 9 years old. Growing up I always watched my dad, and older sister racing, and training for triathlons. I fell in love with the sport once I completed my first race, and have never looked back!
My goals for the upcoming season are to complete my first sprint distance triathlon, while also transitioning from Kids of Steel races into Junior and, adult races.
My favorite part about training with the MTC program is that I can train with a group of people that push me to my limits, but at the same time support and encourage me as friends.
I initially got into triathlons because my mom participated in them. Watching her made me want to race, and ever since then I’ve been apart of the sport.
My goals for this season is to go race by race, and look to better myself at every one I attend.
Not too long after my first race, I joined the MTC Program. I really enjoy being apart of a team, and training in a group environment. My teammates are great, and my coach Gary Pallett is great to work with.
I participated in my first Kids of Steel triathlon when I was 6 years old in Riding Mountain, while my family was camping there. I really enjoyed it! After that we started planning our camping trips around other Kids of Steel events, and participated in many more races after that.
My goal is to complete the long course in my age group. This year will be the first time I am in an age group that has a long course race. This is also the first year I will be eligible to win a medal, and I would really like to accomplish that.
My favorite parts about the MTC Program are the swimming workouts, and strength training workouts. I also enjoy the long bike rides at Birds Hill Park in the summer.
I started in triathlon when I was only 7 years old. My brother was going to do a Kids of Steel race, and I wanted the free water bottle so I borrowed some shoes and did the race too!
My proudest achievement so far is when I had 11 family members watching me race in Saskatoon, and I finished in second place. I was so excited!
My goals for this season are to improve my overall endurance, and be faster than last year.
My favorite part of being with the MTC Program is the team bonding. I enjoy doing all of the team activities such as paintball, Valleyfair, cliff jumping, dinners out, and picnics after races. We always have so much fun!
Fun fact about me: if there is any animal on the run course, I may quickly stop to pet it.
I’ve only been apart of the MTC team for a short while, and it’s been great! The coaches, and athletes, have a way of making every single athlete feel included, and truly a part of their family. It’s a surreal feeling!
My main goal for this season is to continue to learn, and become comfortable with this sport, as it’s all still so new to me. I want to go practice by practice, and race by race, and continue to improve myself.
My proudest achievement so far would be participating in my first race. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d have the courage to partake in such a strenuous sport.
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