GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 1, 2018

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 1, 2018

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
Rycroft, AB

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.

 

Congratulations Erin and Miguel! 

New Wolves on the Field

New Wolves on the Field

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.

Tea Brown with her new 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 in the 2018-2019 season.

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.

Kate Allison joins the Wolves in the 2018-2019 season.

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.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball welcome a new recruit!

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball welcome a new recruit!

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Kaylee Ruecker to their Women’s Basketball program.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball new recruit, Kaylee Ruecker. Welcome!

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.

Welcome to the pack Kaylee!

GPRC Workout of the Week, February 12-16, 2018

GPRC Workout of the Week, February 12-16, 2018

Ready to be WOW’ed?

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.”

 

 

 

WOW posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.

If you’re interested in trying this WOW for yourself, be sure to head down to the Fitness Centre!

GPRC Jump Rope for Heart – February 28, 2017

GPRC Jump Rope for Heart – February 28, 2017

GPRC will be jumping for joy on Wednesday, February 28 as the local Heart & Stroke Foundation team up with GPRC Campus Recreation to promote healthy physical and mental health on our campus.

Throughout the day, there will be plenty of easy and fun activities for all students and staff to participate in that will definitely leave you with a smile.

Some of the activities throughout the day will include the Jump Off and Pie in Face Contest.

The Pie in Face Contest will feature five GPRC instructors who will be entering their faces for the contest; Anna Lapointe, Bruce Galenza, Les Rawluk, Ray Kardas, James Phillips and Brian Redmund.

The Jump Off Contest is only $5 dollars to enter and the winner will receive a new FitBit!

This event will be a reminder of the many campus activities happening throughout the year for the GPRC community to be a part of!

There is no cost to participate and registration is open to everyone.

On top of activities, draws, giveaways, and reading material, you are welcome to donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation either online or in person.

Plenty more prizes for those who participate and donate.

Mark your calendars for February 28, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and come check it out.

Visit the GPRC Campus Recreation Event Facebook page for more information.

To register, call Campus Recreation at 780.539.2436 or email wellness@gprc.ab.ca