Forty paddlers named to 2016-17 Canoe Kayak BC provincial team

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provincial-team-web.pngForty of BC’s top canoe and kayak sprint paddlers have been selected to Canoe Kayak BC’s provincial team. Among the team members is national team member Brian Malfesi (Ridge), junior world championships team member Matthew Koehler (Ridge) and national championships medalists Stuart Chase (False Creek), Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows) and Alex Brent (Ridge).

Athletes were selected based on their results from the past season including national team selection, BC performance standard or nomination by the Coach’s Technical Committee. The complete selection criteria is available on the CKBC website.

The CKBC performance program recognizes and supports athletes who have a potential to make junior, U23 and senior development and national teams. They have also shown a commitment to training to achieve these goals.

The team members and their coaches receive sport science resources, participation in training camps and support for various regattas, trials and championships.

The 2016-17 Canoe Kayak BC provincial team members are:

Name CKBC Level Coach Hometown
Burnaby Kayak and Canoe Club
Samantha Loutet Level 3 Wes Hammer Burnaby
Katrina Loutet Level 5 Wes Hammer Burnaby
Ivan Strashenko Level 5 Wes Hammer Burnaby
Chinook Racing Canoe Club (Victoria)
Patrick Dann Level 4 Rhys del Valle Victoria
Coen del Valle Level 5 Rhys del Valle Victoria
False Creek Racing Canoe Club (Vancouver)
Stuart Chase Level 1a Diane Tam Vancouver
Anna Zhang Level 3 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Elisa Robson-Brown Level 5 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Tiffany Yau Level 5 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Ydris Hunter Level 5 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Arjun Senanayake Level 5 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Fort Langley Canoe Club
Lauryn Cheung Level 3 Emily Raymond Langley
Meghan Cheung Level 3 Emily Raymond Langley
Zaffia Laplante Level 3 Emily Raymond Fort Langley
Elliot Hoyt Level 5 Emily Raymond Vancouver
Kamloops Kayak and Canoe Club
Michael Lanyon Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Spencer Robinson Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Alexander Demishkevich Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Aiden Tabata Level 4 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Isaiah Buist Level 5 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Stanley Netherton Level 5 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Emily Robinson Level 5 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Nanaimo Kayak and Canoe Club
Cameron Antifave Level 3 Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Nelson Canoe and Kayak Club
Heather Potkins Level 5 Lauren Heckley Nelson
Pemberton Canoe Club
Hana Ronayne Level 3 Karen Tomlinson/Jared Trafford Pemberton
Quinn Phare Level 5 Karen Tomlinson/Jared Trafford Pemberton
Oliver Esseltine Level 5 Karen Tomlinson/Jared Trafford Pemberton
Pitt Meadows Paddling Club
Corey Stewart Level 1a Brian Hammer Pitt Meadows
Shon Cottrill Level 5 Brian Hammer Pitt Meadows
Hank Wang Level 5 Blake Dalton Pitt Meadows
Ridge Kayak and Canoe Club (Maple Ridge)
Brian Malfesi Level 1 Chad Brooks/Blake Dalton/Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Matthew Koehler Level 1a Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Alex Brent Level 1a Peter Majewski Dewdney
Justin Won Level 4 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Sebastian Sorescu Level 4 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Tyler Demidoff Level 4 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Cassidy MacPherson Level 5 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Julianna Won Level 5 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Noah Said Level 5 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge
Melody Oh Level 5 Peter Majewski Maple Ridge

New for 2016-17 is the provincial development team which recognizes young athletes who have shown potential be a member of the provincial team.

The 2016-17 provincial development team members are:

Name CKBC Level Coach Hometown
Burnaby Kayak and Canoe Club
Georgia Langdon Development Wes Hammer Burnaby
Mika Asano Development Wes Hammer Coquitlam
Fort Langley Canoe Club
Elissa Elmadani Development Emily Raymond Surrey
Nanaimo Kayak and Canoe Club
Thomas Duff Development Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Jackson Fraser Development Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Jacob Horwood Development Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Ridge Kayak and Canoe Club (Maple Ridge)
Alexander Dmitriev Development Peter Majewski/Tessa Nagai Maple Ridge
Jia Kim Development Peter Majewski/Tessa Nagai Maple Ridge

Based in Burnaby, Canoe Kayak BC actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports in British Columbia. Members include competitive and developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of paddling sports. For more information about Canoe Kayak BC and its programs, please visit Canoe Kayak BC online at www.canoekayakbc.ca

 

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