I am a 34 year old amateur triathlete from Tottenham, Ontario. I am the husband to my wife Torie and father to my two boys, Henry and Bryce. I love everything sports and am not afraid of any challenge. I have attempted (or currently still play) in the following sports: Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Golf (was once a 7 handicap), Polo (my first time on a Horse too), Volleyball, Ping-Pong, Mountain Biking and Lacrosse.
I graduated in 2005 with a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from Mohawk College and later in 2007 with a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. I am currently employed as a Municipal Planner for the Town of New Tecumseth in Alliston, Ontario. Here, I met a few avid triathletes who convinced me to give it a “tri”
My first taste of Triathlon was at the Multisport Canada Belwood Try-a-Tri just outside of Fergus, Ontario. I did most of my cycling on a borrowed 1980’s Bianchi Road Bike (the loaner), a treadmill at the gym, the local outdoor pool in Alliston and a friends pond. What stands out most for me is my first swim attempt (in what I guess to be 15 years) at the local Alliston Pool (roughly 20m in length according to Google Earth). I swam two laps at what I considered an “easy” pace. I would estimate my heart rate was north of 190bpm. I thought to myself… “how the heck am I supposed to ever finish a triathlon if I can’t even swim more than 40m without stopping?” It was that day I developed a serious appreciation for how challenging the sport of Triathlon was going to be. I was also hooked!
I am a member of the Barrie Baydogs Triathlon Club, an ambassador for BLADE Carbon Wheels and now a very avid triathlete. My ultimate goal is to one day complete a full distance triathlon, with Multisport Canada being the foundation for this endeavor. Each year, I look to increase my race distances.
This year, my “A” race will be the Barrelman Triathlon in Niagara Falls, ON. I am particularly excited to be part of the Multisport Canada Ambassador Team. I feel like this is an exciting opportunity to share my passion for triathlon.