Airdrie’s Athletes

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These are the athletes that work so hard to perform their best. We would like to give a shout out to these local athletes in action.

ABYGALE REEVE

BMX Racing

ABYGALE REEVE

The Ones To Watch

BMX Racing

Abygale Reeve started racing BMX when she was six years old after some urging from a Ringette friend and she has not looked back since. With a fierce and competitive nature, the challenge of this intense individual sport was right up her ally. “I really like the challenge of racing as its you against everyone else and the harder you work, the harder you push yourself, the better you do.” Reeve commented. Abygale achieved success early in her BMX career as she won her first Canadian National Title in 2013 at the age 7 and has continued to add to her list of accomplishments ever since. Reeve has won seven consecutive Provincial Titles, six consecutive Alberta Series Titles, Three Canadian National Titles, two seconds and one bronze at the same event over the years against the top girls in the Country. Abygale also started to race in a Cruiser class which is a separate bike with a 24” diameter wheel from the standard 20” and has also continued her winning ways with Two consecutive Canadian National Titles racing in a 16 & under division as well as winning 3 consecutive Provincial Championships and three straight Alberta Series titles to add to her totals. She has also ventured west into BC and into the US for races against some great competitors.

Not everything has gone to plan for Abygale thou, at the World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2017, Abygale crashed in the first race knocking herself out and putting her out of the competition. Since that crash in 2017, Abygale has continued her pursuit to be a better rider as she has pushed herself to learn the necessary bike skills to ride with the best. This season, Abygale has accomplished one of her long-term goals as she was named to Team Alberta as a full Team Member. “I am excited to be a part of the Team this season as there are a lot of great riders on the squad that will push me to become faster and they are all very supportive, even in this individual sport.” Reeve explained. Abygale also gave some insight into other big goals for 2019., “I would like to win another Canadian National Title, defend my Provincial and Series Titles and in 2019. I am also lucky enough to be attending the 2019 World Championships in Zolder, Belgium in July.” As for long term aspirations, Abygale quite simply stated, “I love to race, I love to compete and wherever that leads, I am looking forward to what the future holds!”

AARON SLUCHINSKI

Curling

AARON SLUCHINSKI

The Ones To Watch

Curling

I love curling because I had a taste of success early by winning the 2004 Alberta Winter Games. Speaking from a skip’s perspective, curling is a sport that demands intellect, precision and feel. It fits with my nature as someone who likes to analyze and think things through. Curling has a friendly social atmosphere even at higher levels of competition, which is another thing I enjoy about the game; I even met my wife through the game.

In the future, I plan to stay competitive in the sport and dream of making it to a Brier. That is a tall order in this province though considering the Brier final this year consisted of 2 Alberta teams. Having that level of competition available so close to home is a good thing. It drives anyone that wants to take the next step to find another level. Currently I am ranked 46th in Canada and look forward to the future.

TEYANA ROBERTS

Judo

TEYANA ROBERTS

The Ones To Watch

Judo

I love Judo because of the friendships I make with people from all over Canada. I love the supportive Sensei’s' who push me to my limits and beyond because they believe in me and my potential. I love how Judo helps me to push myself through tough stressful times in competitions. I learn from my mistakes and hope to improve from them each tournament.

My future dreams would be to train and compete at the highest level possible, to compete at the Olympics would be such an amazing accomplishment. I would like to train and travel all over the world with the National team. My goal is to be the best person I can be.

JACK TITUS

BMX

JACK TITUS

The Ones To Watch

BMX

Jack started BMX in 2018 as an 8-year-old when he was invited to come and try the sport. He did not know much about it but really liked the idea so was eager to join. In his 1st Provincial race in Edmonton - with no real understanding of what he was getting into - he finished 6th. Seeing other racers collect medals set his determination to race for a medal and in just his second Provincial at the Red Deer track he dug deep, raced hard and came home with 2 silver medals. His 3rd provincial race gave him his first taste of gold when he came home with a gold and a bronze medal. His 4th Provincial race showcased his talent as his hard work paid off with double gold medals.

Jacks loves BMX for the competitiveness, the pressure, the adrenaline and the speed! Although his first year of racing had him competing against racers who had several years racing experience on him; the combined total of each of the race results allowed him to finish 1st place in his age division for the Alberta Cup Series and secured him a #1 plate for the upcoming race year. If that wasn’t enough the Airdrie BMX club also honoured him by voting him “Rookie of the Year”. He’s excited about moving up a division in the upcoming year and is hoping for similar success in his second year!

NICHOLAS NORTHWOOD
The Ones To Watch
BMX

NICHOLAS NORTHWOOD

BMX

NICHOLAS NORTHWOOD

The Ones To Watch

BMX

Nicholas is a grade 10 student at George MacDougal High school. When his nose isn’t in the books he is very active in high school volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track & field, hockey for AMHA, and of course BMX for Airdrie BMX. Through everything Nicholas does he lives by a simple philosophy of try hard and have fun. In 2018, Nicholas won the Justin Jennings Memorial Heart Award in high school, given to the athletes that are the greatest examples to their teams and the school. At the age of 6 he was nominated for rookie of the year for Airdrie BMX, the following year he won his first National plate (N7), and from there he has won at least seven Alberta plates with the last one being AB3.

Next steps for Nicholas? Well, he sees many more years ahead of him in sports which are growing his interest in a career in sports medicine/kinesiology, but first High School.

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