Wednesday, February 15, 2012

High Performance Program Athletes Announced!

The COF's High Performance Committee are proud to announce the successful athletes for the 2012 High Performance Program! These athletes represent orienteers from across the country that show potential to represent Canada at the World Championship level.

Junior Athletes (Coach - Brent Langbakk, Whitehorse, YK)

Adam Woods (Vancouver, BC)

Alexander Bergstrom (Ottawa, ON)

Trevor Bray (Whitehorse, YK)

Emily Kemp (Ottawa, ON)

Emily Ross (Moncton, NB)

Jennifer MacKeigan (Whitehorse, YK)

Kendra Murray (Whitehorse, YK)

Kerstin Burnett (Whitehorse, YK)

Laura Teutsch (Ottawa. ON)

Molly Kemp (Ottawa, ON)

Pia Blake (Whitehorse, YK)

Senior Athletes (Coach - Magnus Johannson, Vancouver, BC)

Damian Konotopetz (Winnipeg, MB)

Darius Konotopetz (Winnipeg, MB)

Eric Kemp (Ottawa, ON)

Graeme Rennie (Vancouver, BC)

Jeff Teutsch (Ottawa, ON)

Jon Torrance (Ottawa, ON)

Nick Duca (Waterloo, ON)

Patrick Goeres (Winnipeg, MB)

Robbie Anderson (Ottawa, ON)

Serghei Logvin (Oakville, ON)

Will Critchley (Edmonton, AB)

Carol Ross (Moncton, NB)

Louise Oram (Vancouver, BC)

Tori Owen (Calgary, AB)

We asked Brent, Magnus, and Patrick Goeres (Chair of the HPC) for their thoughts on the HPP athlete selection for this year. Here's what they had to say:

Brent Langbakk ~ "The junior athletes in the HPP have two completely different groups. The women are very experienced with several members having participated in multiple Junior World Orienteering Championships. The men's side is undergoing a bit of a rebuilding phase. This season we want them to gain experience so they can be competitive in the next two or three years.”

Magnus Johansson ~ "The senior athletes in the HPP had a strong year in 2011 with improving results at the World Championships. The goal for 2012 is to continue to build on this trend! We are currently especially strong on the women's side, thanks to a few dedicated individuals. For the men, there is a wave of young and motivated athletes training hard. The competition to make the national team is tougher than ever and we expect this to show in the international races this year."

Patrick Goeres ~ “The HPP athletes have made some great progress in the past year and we have a particularly strong, young cohort right now. I predict some ground breaking results in each of the Junior, University and Senior World Championships this year.”

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Alison Price

Communications Assistant

High Performance Committee

Talent + Dedication + Support → Performance + Growth

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