CSIO Athlete of the Month
Nick has been paddling for 10 years and currently trains with Balmy Beach Canoe Club (Toronto, ON) with coach Peter Martinek and the National Team coached by Fred Jobin. Previously, he placed 4th at the 2017 U23 World Championships in the K4-500m.
7th in K4 500m - 2018 ICF CANOE SPRINT AND PARACANOE WORLD CUP 1
7th in K4 500m and 2nd in K2 500m - 2018 ICF CANOE SPRINT WORLD CUP 2
Jaiden who calls Fredericton, NB home and Catherine who originates from St. John’s, NL moved to train with the Regional Training Center located at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC). In the final months of preparing for the National Trials, these athletes spent upwards of 20 hours a week mastering their craft.
Both have represented Canada on Junior National Teams and will be making the jump to the Senior Team based in Montreal this January. Proud to wear the Maple Leaf, they will be moving to Montreal and training for the World Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, was home for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games from October 6th – 18th.
Team Canada captured 9 medals – 0 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze - across six different sports – Breaking, Artistic Gymnastics, Swimming, Taekwondo, Judo and Women’s Rugby Sevens.
This month, the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and Core Power are proud to recognized the Canadian Women’s Rugby Seven’s Team in their accomplishment of capturing the sole team medal during the Games with a 24 – 19 victory over Columbia for Bronze.
CSIO is the proud home to the Ontario based National Development Rugby Academy (CSA-ON) which fueled the team with 5 of 12 athletes named to the YOG team.
Team members from the CSA-ON have been highlighted below:
Delaney Aikens – Rogues Rugby Club (Hearne, SK)
Taylor Black - Oakville Crusaders (Oakville, ON)
Kendra Cousineau - Niagara Wasps (Port Colborne, ON)
Hunter Czeppel – ARFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Olivia De Couvreur - Ottawa Irish (Ottawa, ON)
Brooklynn Feasby - Oshawa Vikings (Port Perry, ON)
Lizzie Gibson – Oakville Crusaders (Caledon, ON)
Madison Grant - Cornwall Claymores (Cornwall, ON)
Carmen Izyk - Foothills Lions RC (High River, AB)
Aleisha Lewis - Guelph Redcoats (Guelph, ON)
Maggie Mackinnon – Unattached (Sooke, BC)
Keyara Wardley - Okotoks Lions (Vulcan, AB).
The team was also accompanied and supported during the Games by CSA-ON staff, Head Coach, Sandro Fiorino and Athletic Therapist, Amy Stefaniuk.
While not in attendance in Argentina, a notable mention to Kris Robertson – CSIO Strength and Conditioning Coach – who played a integral role in the athletes physical development and preparation leading into the event.
Congratulations to the entire team and thank you for making Ontario and Canada Proud!
Action shots capture Taylor Black (running with ball) and Aliesha Lewis (catching ball mid-air).
Maddy Schmidt is a member of the National Kayak Sprint Team!
Maddy was raised in Ottawa and her home club is the Rideau Canoe Club! She came 3rd at the Junior World Championships in 2013, and has competed at the U23 World Championships as well as Senior World Cups. Her first race was in 2004 and she’s been in love with the sport ever since!
Maddy was a Gold medalist at the Pan American Championships held on Dartmouth, NS on September 13 -16 in both Senior Women’s K1 (1 person kayak) 500m & Senior Women’s K4 500m with teammates Lisa Bissonnette, Michelle Russell and OHPSI alumni Courtney Stott. Maddy’s performances helped Team Canada finish as the overall regatta champion against 15 other countries.
Quinton Disera is a XCO mountain bike racer, currently racing for the Norco Factory Team and Team Canada on the World Cup Circuit. Over the years he has been with the Ontario Cycling Association teams and the OHPSI program, helping provide training and support to succeed. Previously, he placed 17th at the 2017 UCI MTB World U23 Championships and 4th in the 2017 UCI MTB World Cup.
Quinton, a U23 cyclist, won the Elite Men’s division of the Canada Cup #3 at Hardwood Ski & Bike.