Thirty-eight paddlers named to 2018-19 CKBC Provincial Team

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Thirty-eight of BC’s top sprint and slalom canoe and kayak paddlers have been selected to Canoe Kayak BC’s provincial team. Among the team members are national sprint team member Brian Malfesi (Ridge) and national slalom team members Austin Atkins, Finley Capstick and Jacob Kryworuchko (CCE).

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 (sprint, slalom).

“The selection of the 2018-19 Provincial Team caps a very successful competitive season for our paddlers,” said Blake Dalton, CKBC’s provincial coach. “Our sprint and slalom athletes had unprecedented success at their national championships and that is reflected on this provincial team.”

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.

“I’m excited to see the provincial team numbers increasing and the athletes commitment to improve,” added Dalton. “This is due in large part to our club coaches, CSI- P / PacificSport, volunteers and staff.”

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

The 2018-19 Canoe Kayak BC provincial team members are:

Name CKBC Level Coach Hometown
Burnaby Kayak and Canoe Club
Samantha Loutet Level 1a Piotr Majewski Burnaby
Katrina Loutet Level 2 Piotr Majewski Burnaby
Alex Brent Level 3 Piotr Majewski Dewdney
Edward Colhoun Level 3 Piotr Majewski Burnaby
Matthew Koehler Level 3 Piotr Majewski Maple Ridge
Ivan Strashenko Level 3 Piotr Majewski Burnaby
Mika Asano Level 4 Piotr Majewski Burnaby
Chilliwack Centre of Excellence
Austin Atkins Level 1a Brendan Curson Chilliwack
Finley Capstick Level 1a Brendan Curson Chilliwack
Jakob Kryworuchko Level 1a Brendan Curson Chilliwack
Isabel Taylor Level 2 Brendan Curson Chilliwack
Finn Wakeling Level 2 Brendan Curson Chilliwack
Chinook Racing Canoe Club (Victoria)
Lydia Keefe Sampson Level 1a Rhys del Valle Victoria
Patrick Dann Level 3 Rhys del Valle Victoria
Nolan Tomaselli Level 4 Rhys del Valle Victoria
Fort Canoe & Kayak Club
Noah Said Level 3 Connor Fehr Maple Ridge
Liam Stewart Level 3 Connor Fehr Surrey
Devon Holcroft Level 5 Connor Fehr Surrey
False Creek Racing Canoe Club (Vancouver)
Ydris Hunter Level 1a Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Marvin Bader Level 3 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Elisa Robson-Brown Level 3 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Quinn Thomson Level 3 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Langley
Tiffany Yau Level 3 Diane Tam/Laurence Chin Vancouver
Kamloops Kayak and Canoe Club
Matao Buist Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Michael Lanyon Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Stanley Netherton Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Spencer Robinson Level 3 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Abigail Donaldson Level 4 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Aiden Tabata Level 4 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Emma Guertin Level 5 Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Nanaimo Kayak and Canoe Club
Thomas Duff Level 2 Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Cameron Antifave Level 3 Igor Nikitovic Nanaimo
Nelson Canoe and Kayak Club
Heather Potkins Level 3 Lauren Heckley Nelson
Pemberton Canoe Club
Quinn Phare Level 3 Marie Rousseau Demers Pemberton
Ridge Kayak and Canoe Club (Maple Ridge)
Brian Malfesi Level 1 Fred Jobin/Tessa Nagai Maple Ridge
Cassidy MacPherson Level 1a Tessa Nagai/Keiffer Johnson Maple Ridge
Alex Dmitriev Level 3 Tessa Nagai/Keiffer Johnson Maple Ridge
Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society
Avery Wilkins Level 2 Chilliwack

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 on-line at www.canoekayakbc.ca

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