CSIO Athlete of the Month
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is proud to recognize Myles Misener-Daley as the OHPSI Athlete of the Month. Myles is an Athletics Ontario athlete and a recent OFSAA triple crown champion, winning Gold in the senior boys 100m, 200m, and 400m races this month. This is his third consecutive year winning all three races at OFSAA, coupled with his Gold in the 100m and 200m races in his first year competing at OFSAA.
To add to his achievements, Myles broke the Canadian U20 record for the 400m race with a phenomenal time of 45.71. His 400m time ranks him 60th in the world and 4th in the world by athlete in the U20 age category.
Through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI), Myles receives integrated support from CSIO in an array of areas, allowing Myles and his coach, Matthew Hodgson, to integrate the information into Myles’ training and competition plans. This includes physical testing to be used for benchmarking purposes and a musculoskeletal screen performed by CSIO Physiology staff. The screen will be used in combination with recommended exercises to address any current and potential issues arising from muscle imbalances/weaknesses and tightness that could lead to injury.
As an Athletics Ontario OHPSI athlete, Myles receives information from CSIO Nutrition staff, highlighting the importance of nutrition and how it can speed recovery and improve daily performance; as well as mental performance information to help him improve his ideal performance state and identify performance blocks. Myles will also receive therapy support from CSIO at the upcoming Provincial and National Championships to help ensure he’s in top form to compete.
Myles will represent Canada at the Pan American U20 Athletics Championships July 19-21 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Broke the U20 Canadian 400m record
- Won Gold at the senior boys 100m, 200m, and 400m 2019 OFSAA races
Photo: Kevin Daley
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to recognize Cameron Low as the OHPSI Athlete of the Month. Cameron recently competed in Germany at the 2019 International Brandenburg Cup for Youth and Juniors and had an outstanding performance in all of his events. Most notably, Cameron earned 4th place in the Men’s Junior K1 1000m race. This result is one of Canada’s best performances in this event in recent years.
In addition to Cameron’s success at the Brandenburg International Cup, his 5th place finish in the Men’s K1 1000m event at the National Team Trials (against Senior National Team athletes) has pre-qualified him for the Junior/U23 World Championships. This event will be held from August 1-4, 2019 in Pitesti, Romania.
Through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI), Cameron receives integrated support from CSIO in the following areas:
Kevin Iwasa-Madge works with Cameron to provide various services, including body composition testing which informs on the individual support coupled with education sessions as part of Team Ontario.
Several practitioners help build Cameron’s physiological profile to support his coaches’ programming decisions and design.
Will George uses leading edge technology to understand Cameron’s paddle stroke, identifying inefficiencies, and correcting technique through biomechanical analysis.
Strength and Conditioning
Greg Lewandowski works with Cameron, primarily in the off-season, building on his strength to improve boat speed.
After initial screening, Kylie Gibson supports Cameron as needed throughout his season.
- 4th place in the Junior Men’s K1 1000m event at the 2019 International Brandenburg Cup for Youth and Juniors in Brandenburg, Germany
- 5th place finish in the Men’s K1 1000m event (against Senior National Team athletes) during National Team Trials in Montreal
- Pre-qualified for the Junior U23 World Championships in Pitesti, Romania
Photos: Rob Sula
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is delighted to recognize eight high performance Team Ontario cyclists – Dylan Bibic, Nicole Bradbury, Madison Dempster, Daniel Gregory, James Hedgcock, Carson Mattern, Tyler Rorke, and Andrew Scott as the OHPSI Athletes of the Month. These athletes had outstanding performances at the 2019 Canadian U17/U19 Track Championships held at the Milton Velodrome from April 12-14, 2019.
The eight athletes won numerous gold medals in individual and team events and set four Canadian Records. Team Ontario won gold in 6 of the 8 team events. The Championships also saw Ontario athletes win at total of 63 medals, including 25 gold.
Through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI), these athletes and other Team Ontario cyclists receive sport science and sport medicine support from CSIO including mental performance consultations with Dr. Rolf Wagschal, performance nutrition support via Kevin Iwasa - Madge, strength and conditioning with Greg Lewandowski and sport science testing from Will George.
The OHPSI program provides targeted investment to the Ontario Cycling Association in the areas of Coaching and Technical Leadership, Competition and Training, as well as Sport Science and Sport Medicine. CSIO High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, James Brough, works closely with OCA’s High Performance Manager, Michael Suraci and Lead Coach, Joseph Veloce to develop a comprehensive support plan to assist targeted athletes as they progress through the performance pathway.
Dylan Bibic - 7 gold medals
[set new Canadian Record in Flying 200]
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Club: Ascent Cycling
Nicole Bradbury – 7 gold medals
[set new Canadian Record in Individual Pursuit]
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Club: NCCH Elite P/B MGCC
Madison Dempster – 4 gold medals
[set 2 new Canadian Records in 500m TT and Team Sprint]
Hometown: Milton, Ontario
Club: Midweek CC
Daniel Gregory – 1 gold medal
Hometown: Komoka, Ontario
Club: KW Cycling Academy
James Hedgcock – 2 gold medals
Hometown: Ancaster, Ontario
Club: Madonna Wheelers
Carson Mattern – 1 gold medal
Hometown: Ancaster, Ontario
Club: NCCH Elite P/B MGCC
Tyler Rorke – 2 gold medals
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Club: KW Cycling Academy
Andrew Scott – 2 gold medals
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
Club: Midweek CC
U19 Women Team Sprint Gold Medallists
Nicole and Dylan
Top Photo: Tyler, James, Madison and Dylan
Photos: Ontario Cycling Association
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to recognize Women’s U18 Curling Team, Team Croisier as the Athletes of the Month. Team Croisier won Gold in Women’s Curling at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta in March 2019.
Based out of Sudbury, Team Croisier is comprised of Bella Croisier, Jamie Smith, Lauren Rajala, Piper Croisier, and coached by Shawn Croisier. Representing Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, the team went 9-1 in pool play before advancing straight to the semi-finals. A close 6-5 win over Nova Scotia in the semis led to the Gold Medal game, with Team Croisier winning 8-3 over Manitoba.
On April 7th, Team Croisier won the U18 Girls National Curling Championships, becoming the first team to win both Canada Games and the National Curling Championship in the same season.
The team began working with CSIO through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program in Spring 2018 where they have received mental performance support via Dr. Rolf Wagschal, performance nutrition support via Christine St. Clair and Melissa Kazan, and physical testing and programming support via Andrew Cochran. The team has also received coaching/technical leadership support through the OHPSI program.
- Gold, Women’s Curling, 2019 Canada Winter Games
- 2019 U18 Girls National Curling Champions
- Two-time Champions, U18 Girls, Northern Ontario Curling Association
Photos: Janine Johnsey
Top Photo: Maxine Lozinski
This month, CSIO has nominated Aaliyah Edwards as the OHPSI Athlete of the Month. Aaliyah is hard working, passionate, and goal oriented. Due to her strong commitment and determination, she has shown incremental improvement in her sport.
Aaliyah was selected by Canada Basketball to participate in the Fifth Annual National Basketball Association (NBA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp. Twenty-one countries were represented, and each player who attended the camp was selected based on their outstanding basketball skills and leadership abilities. Aaliyah took home MVP honours after she led her team to the BWB Global Girls Championship.
Aaliyah is best known as a role model in the Ontario Basketball Pathway in alignment with Canada Basketball. Aaliyah is a seasoned athlete who loves sports, including basketball for her mother and track for her father.
At the age of 13, Aaliyah played for the U14 squad with the Kingston Impact Basketball Club and was identified by Ontario Basketball. She joined the OSSP program in the summer and competed in the U14 Summer Games. In 2015, Aaliyah made the U15 (B Team) Ontario Squad. One year later, she was selected for the U15 Team Ontario and was named MVP at Nationals.
In 2017, Aaliyah was invited to participate in the Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) national program. This program provides athletes with an individual training program to maximize long-term development in four core areas of development: basketball skills and concepts, physical development, mental/social/emotional development, and professional playing career at an international level.
Aaliyah trains at CSIO twice a week and receives support in strength and conditioning, nutrition, and prehabilitation. Staff from Ontario Basketball and Canada Basketball visit Aaliyah at school to help her with her Individual Pathway Plan (IPP) and monitor her progress. Aaliyah has already attended four pods during the year (all TAS athletes practice and complete the Gold Medal concepts, testing related to Canada Basketball, video analysis, and mental and nutrition sessions).
With her family’s support, Aaliyah made the decision to enter the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) with Crestwood Academy in October 2018. OSBA integrates and supports TAS athletes’ needs in daily training and competition environment based on periodization. Aaliyah is also an academic honor in her school.
- Selected for the U15 National Team in 2017 and won silver in the qualification of the World FIBA Americas in Argentina
- Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Team in 2018
- In 2018, she was selected for the U17 National Team (FIBA World Cup in Belarus) and was named team captain for this squad
- Invited to try out for the Junior National team at the FIBA World competition this summer in Thailand
Congratulations to Aaliyah for all her accomplishments!