CSIO Athlete of the Month
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is proud to recognize Ian Holmquist as the OHPSI Athlete of the Month. Ian was recently crowned as the inaugural National Final Champion (Male) of RBC Training Ground.
Growing up Ian played hockey and soccer but did not begin rowing until 2016, after his Grade 11 Phys-ed teacher encouraged him to test for the sport. He hit the Rowing Canada testing targets and was invited into Rowing Canada’s NextGen Training Hub at Trent University / Peterborough Rowing Club, coached and lead by former rowing Olympian, Carol Love.
Ian has had success on the water in recent years, including placing 3rd at the Canadian Indoor Rowing U19 Championships in 2018 and 4th at the Canadian Indoor Rowing U23 Championships in 2019. He was also part of the Men’s U23 Quad who came in first place at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta this past summer.
As an identified athlete through CSIO’s Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI), Ian has access to sport science and sport medicine support. This includes physiology support for both on water and in gym training direction, nutrition support focussed on fuelling and hydrating for training and competition, and biomechanical support such as stroke profile analysis.
Ian was no stranger to RBC Training Ground, first competing in the Toronto Final in 2017. Looking to see how he has improved, Ian took part in the 2019 Toronto Qualifier which landed him an invitation to the National Final. As the winner of RBC Training Ground, Ian will receive funding and resources to continue his training as a rower, with the aim of earning an Olympic spot in the future.
Currently studying as a Chemical Physics major at Trent University, Ian is also part of the varsity rowing team where he is coached by Ugette Vanderpost.
- 2019 National Champion, RBC Training Ground
- Ranked 25th Overall after 2019 National Rowing Championships
- Candidate for the U23 National Team
- 1st at Men’s U23 Quad Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
- 4th at Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships – Winter 2019
- 3rd at Canadian Indoor Rowing U19 Championships – Winter 2018
Ian with Coach Carol Love.
Photos: Murray McCullough
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is proud to recognize Trinity Tutti as the OHPSI Athlete of the Month. Trinity is a Team Ontario Athletics athlete who recently competed at the U20 Pan American Championships and won Gold in shot put and Silver in discus throw events.
Shortly after the U20 Pan Am Games, Trinity added more medals to her collection at the 2019 Canadian Track and Field Championships where she earned Gold in the U20 women’s discus and Gold in the U20 women’s shot put events. For the discus event, Trinity’s last throw of 56.95m was a Personal Best and broke the Canadian Record.
A few days after Nationals, Trinity travelled to Leiria, Portugal and competed in the International Throwing Meeting. She won the U20 discus throw event, with the second-best throw of her career.
Continuing her podium success, Trinity competed in the USATF Powerfest Meet and threw to a new personal best of 17.24m in the women’s shot put event. In doing so, Trinity broke a 44-year-old record set by Lucette Moreau at the 1975 Pan American Games. Her mark also ranks her second in the World among U20 Athletes.
Through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI), Trinity receives integrated support from CSIO in an array of areas, allowing Trinity and her coach, Richard Parkinson, to integrate the information into her 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, Trinity 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 her improve her ideal performance state and identify performance blocks. Trinity also received therapy support from CSIO at the Provincial and National Championships to help ensure she was in top form to compete.
- 2019 Pan American U20 Championships - Gold at the women’s shot put event, Silver in women’s discus throw
- 2019 Canadian Track and Field Championships - Gold in U20 women’s discus, Gold in U20 women’s shot put
- 2019 USATF Powerfest - Gold in discus throw, Bronze in shot put
- 2019 International Throwing Meeting - Gold in U20 discus throw, Bronze in U20 shot put
- 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games - Gold in both discus throw and shot put events and broke the Canadian U18 shot put record
- 2017 Canada Games - Gold in discus and broke the Canadian Record, Bronze in the shot put event
Photo: Athletics Ontario
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