Pentathlon Alberta Updates

NEWS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING! Pentathlon Alberta will be holding an all day event on Saturday April 5th at the Talisman Centre in Calgary. FENCERS, please note we welcome additional epee fencers to this with the fencing session held in the morning. This will be followed by combined event and swim in the afternoon. Registration form and event schedule will be posted very soon. Help and volunteers will be very much appreciated. Please contact info@pentathlonalberta.com.

UPCOMING! Pentathlon Provincials are tentatively scheduled for May 10th. Please keep this date open as we finalize arrangements. Anyone available to help organize please get in touch. Thanks!

Pentathlon Alberta visited Grande Prairie on March 22 to hold an introductory clinic in partnership with the Grande Prairie Piranha's Swim Club and the Grande Prairie Fencing Club. With over 30 participants, many extra helpers this was so much fun! Thank you to the participants for your interest and appreciation. We hope to see you all again some time soon! 

Red Deer Pentathlon Club in conjunction with Pentathlon Alberta recently held a "Pentathlete for a Day" introdutory coached clinic on March 2nd. From all accounts a very well run and fun event. Hope to see you at our next one!

LET"S GO!! Pentathlon Alberta is looking for more opportunities to introduce more Alberta Athletes to our exciting sport and partner with local community clubs, organizers or parents. If your community is able to take part in hosting a clinic, typically including beginner lessons and demos for Fencing, Swimming and Combined (Run/Shoot) components, please contact us at info@pentathlonalberta.com. Keep an eye on the news here for clinics coming to your area.

ATHLETES IN ACTION

UPCOMING! Kali Sayers will be participating in the Youth Olympic Ranking Competition in Colorado Springs on April 11.

UPCOMING! Several pentathletes will be participating in the Fencing Alberta Provincial Championships over the weekend of April 11-13.

Congratulations to Shauna Biddulph on a strong showing at the Swiss Women's Open Pentathlon Competition on March 22nd.Strong showing at recent fencing events in Alberta. Congratulations to fencers who participated in the Don Lazlo even tin Calgary on the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd. Also at the Red Deer Open on March 8th where several medals were won including Gold in both Open Epee Men to Josh Riker-Fox and Open Women and U20 Women to Kali Sayers. Event informaotion is here.

Well done Shauna Biddulph upon competing in Budapest at the Hungary Open. Results are available here.

Our pentathletes continued to demonstrate their strong fencing skills at the Edmonton Open in January. Congratulations to everyone and medal winner Maja Rathwell, Tamara Booy, Kali Sayers and Danja Currie-Olson.

Congratulations to Kali Sayers on a strong showing at the Youth Olympic Qualifier event held Nov 29th to Dec 1st. 2013 in Acapulco, Mexico. Kali was part of theCanadian Youth Team at this competition including also Hillary Elliot, Beatrice Cigagna and Cole Williamson all from Ontario. Kali finished as the highest place Canadian with an overall 6th place and 4th within the NORCECA group and had a particularly strong fence, finishing 2nd overall in that discipline. Accompanying as coach for this event was Alberta's Joshua Riker-Fox. While this result did not provide Kali with a direct qualification to the Youth Olympic Games (only first place achieved the qualification) there remain opportunities through upcoming events and this strong showing at the event provided encouragement to attain that qualification through the upcoming events this spring. Good luck! Final places for the YOG's are determined in June.

PAST NEWS 2013/14 SEASON

Pentathlon Alberta hosted a Pentathlon Clinic and Time Trial at the Talisman Centre on February 9th featuring Combined (Run/Shoot) and Swim training. This was an excellent event to come together, test performances, and get expert coaching at the same time. Thank you to the participants and coaches. More events are planned. Stay tuned!

Congratulations to participants and thank you to coarches and volunteers/helpers at the training session and time trial held on January 18th at Talisman Centre. Another event is tentatively planned for February 9th so please keep an eye open for updates on that as available. Fencers may be interested to note, we are hoping to also include in the morning a fencing bouting session. Stay tuned for updates in the next few days. 

Pentathlon Alberta wishes to SINCERELY THANK ALL VOLUNTEERS who helped at the January 2014 Casino. You make such a difference! With these fun we continue to strive to deliver competition and training programs, assist and develop coaches and athletes, and create awareness and growth in the sport of Modern Pentathlon in Alberta.

Pentathlon Alberta along with Red Deer Pentathlon Club hosted a "Pentathlete of a Day" clinic for some existing and several interested athletes to try out the sport. Four of the components of Pentathlon were available to try through the day starting with a fun introduction and mini-event of fencing, a coached swimming session and an informative hands-on shooting sessions including combined event for all. We look forward to hosting another event in Red Deer and other cities in the New Year so stay tuned!

Congratulations to another exciting open house hosted Ares Pentathlon Club on November 15. Folks are getting a chance to learn about pentathlon and try out the fencing and laser shooting, all at the Talisman gym. Well done everyone!

Pentathlon Alberta Annual General Meeting was held Saturday. September 28th at West Hillhurst Community Centre, Calgary. Congratulations and good luck to the new executive.

Immediately following the AGM, Pentathlon Alberta held a season startup clinic event including coaching time trial in combined (run/shoot) event and swimming. Thank you to our coaches for this event: Lynda Keijko and Kevin Coulman.

Pentathlon Alberta hosted 2013 Canadian Pentathlon Nationals in Calgary and Delacour in July 2013 with great success. We wish to express our sincere thanks on this event to all those who contributed: VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, ATHLETES, COACHES AND PARENTS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Congratulations to the Alberta Athletes who competed at Pentathlon Nationals in Calgary on some very strong performances. Tamara Booy, Helen Sproule, Kali Sayers, Shauna Biddulph, Jordon Lindoff, Joel Riker-Fox