Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Erin Grier and Miguel Macedo from Wolves Cross Country Running as our current Athletes of the Week!
Erin Grier 1st Year Personal Trainer
Duchess Park Senior Secondary
Grande Prairie, AB
Erin Grier returns to school this season and embarks on a new challenge: XC Running. This Mother-of-Four/Ultra Marathoning/Wolves Athlete, Erin has competed in a number of half marathon, marathon, and ultra marathon races in the past few years, but the 6 km ACAC XC distance is uncharted territory for her. Grier looks forward to learning the ins and outs of “short distance” racing with the help of her younger Wolves teammates.
Miguel Macedo 1st year B Comm Transfer
Spirit River Regional Academy
Miguel Macedo enters his rookie year as one of the top runners on the Wolves men’s team. In his Grade 12 year, Miguel placed 3rd in the ASAA NW Zone XC Running Championships and 8th in the 1500m at the ASAA High School Provincials. Miguel credits his teammate and fellow SRRA graduate Eric Nooy for pushing him in races and practice and making him a better runner and better person.
The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce 4 new signings to the Women’s Soccer Program. Tea Brown, Sydney Embleton, Sydney Kelly and Kate Allison have all committed to the 2018-19 season under the stewardship of Head Coach Chris Morgan.
North Peace Secondary Schools’ 2017 Female Athlete of the Year, Tea Brown from Fort St. John, is a solid and dependable player who can play a number of positions according to coach Morgan, she is also coachable with a great attitude to the game. With Provincial Gold in Indoor, Outdoor, and most recently, Northern Central Championship Gold, Tea is also on the NPSS Academic Honour Roll and chose GPRC because of the academic offerings. She also looks forward to playing at the college level and developing her skills as an athlete.
Sydney Embleton joins the Wolves from Vernon, BC and chose GPRC because of the academic programs offered, and the teams strong showing in the ACAC over the years. She looks forward to taking part in what GPRC has to offer and is excited about developing all areas of skill against new competition, and bonding with coaches and teammates. A multiple medal winner over the years with Vernon United Rep Soccer, Coach Morgan is positive that Sydney will do well at GPRC, saying that she comes to the program highly recommended, is fast and can play various positions.
Another Vernon, BC recruit, Kate Allison joins the Wolves after playing with Vernon United and the Fulton Maroons, was also invited to train with Whitecaps Okanagan Prospects Academy 2015-17. She is looking forward to improving her game with Coach Morgan and is pursuing studies in the Kinesiology program at GPRC. Kate has a solid skill set, good work ethic and a great attitude to the game says Morgan who is thrilled she has chosen to continue her education and soccer career with the Wolves.
Hailing from Vanderhoof, BC, Sydney Kelly is most excited about reaching her full potential as a college athlete. With a 2 goal per game average in the 2017-18 season, Sydney will bring goals to the Wolves for sure says Coach Morgan who is excited that she has committed to the season. Sydney who chose GPRC because of the institutions’ academic and soccer programs’ reputation, competed with her high school team at Provincials AA last season, and has also trained with the UNBC Timberwolves.
We’re looking forward to welcoming these four players into the pack.
Ruecker who hails from Worsley, Alberta has committed to the 2018-19 season, and is excited for her rookie year and looks forward to continuing playing a sport she is passionate about.
Head Coach Mandy Botham who recruited Ruecker after her performance at the 2017 Senior High Basketball Classic, where her team the Worsley Wildcats won Bronze, says that she is a dynamic guard who plays with tenacity, and a relentless drive that will hold her in good stead with transition into the college game.
This weeks Workout Of the Week is sure to kick up your fitness routine. WOW’s are brought to you by the PEAK program’s Advanced Methodologies Class.
This week’s creator is a fitness enthusiast, Terrance Wold, a second year Personal Trainer Diploma student. The program he has created is tailored to advanced lifters. Terrence has built this week’s program around the three “big lifts: squat, bench and deadlift”.
“One thing I love about fitness is that if you are dedicated it becomes a lifestyle more then it is a sport. In fitness your whole day evolves around the sport, whether it is prepping food every night to help you hit your macronutrients or eating every 3 to 4 hours so you can keep your body well nourished, this all leads to the bigger picture of you hitting your goals.”