Nikita Tsyruk – Judo

Nikita competes competitively in Judo events with GP Martial Arts Club House. In 2020 COVID-19 closed most athletic clubs, but it did not stop Nikita from practicing his passion. By working at home and reaching out to his coach, Carlos Grisales, for advice Nikita continually developed his abilities. Though he did not compete as much […]

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Jacob Farnsworth – Triathlon

2020 would have been an amazing year for Jacob in all of his triathlon competitions. He was training hard and was in peak condition for his many events. When covid happened, it knocked the wind out of his sail, but just for a moment…. As soon as government restrictions eased, he started training individually, as […]

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Brayden Bartelds – Taekwon-do

Brayden actively trains as a 3rd degree blackbelt for Gladiators Martial Arts academy and has carried his club’s name to countless tournaments around the country and the globe- always placing and bringing home a gold. Brayden consistently brings his all to every training session, pushing his limits and setting the tone for other competitors – […]

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Sydney Kinderwater – Judo

Sydney trains out of the GP Martial Arts Club House and is a member of the Judo Alberta provincial team. 2020 brought some great accomplishments for Sydney including: Gold medal at the February 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie, AB Gold medal at the Edmonton International Competition at WEM in Edmonton for U18 -57kg Silver […]

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Marley Monsen – Swimming

At the age of 10, Marley surpassed the qualifying times for Provincials and qualified for 12 and under Alberta championships. Marley holds a Grande Prairie Piranhas junior club record for her fly at the Club, was recognized for being Top 10 in Canada for her age, as well as receiving Youth Recognition from Swim Alberta […]

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Leah Hampton – Figure Skating

Leah fell in love with the ice at age 3 and her goal for 2020 was to compete at Pre-Juvenile level. She met her goal but due to the pandemic restrictions in 2020 she only got to participate at the Skate Canada AB-NWT/Nunavut Region Based Performance Opportunity in Edmonton. Leah is dedicated to continuing her […]

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Ashleigh Bartelds – Taekwon-do

Ashleigh is a 2nd degree black belt in ITF Taekwon-do, training in competitive Taekwon-do and kickboxing at Gladiators Martial Arts academy. She has carried the clubs name (gladiators martial arts academy) to multiple local, provincial, national, international and world competitions and brought home gold at almost every tournament. Ashleigh carries great humility as a World […]

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Dave Oakes – Hockey

Dave’s many years of hockey experience that included playing in Europe for Team Canada Polar Bears & Bantam “AAA” for the GP Storm contribute to his high level coaching ability. After many years of coaching with Minor hockey, his passion for high quality hockey programs lead to the decision of creating his own team The […]

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Michael Morgan – Biathlon

Michael is a well respected leader within biathlon community and is routinely chosen to be on competition juries. He guides a very unique team made up of athletes from 12 years to 62 years old. While many sports faced lock downs, Michael quickly adapted, and went as far as tripling the number of weekend practices […]

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Chris Morgan – Soccer

In the last year, Chris has taken on a larger role with Swan City FC as one of our Technical Team Coaches while maintaining his role with GPRC as the Men’s and Women’s team head coach. Through the pandemic, Chris coaches everyday of the week supporting coaches from beginner to U19 programs and provided top […]

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