2016-17 Training Centre Roster

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Megan Bankes
Junior Women
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Home Club: Foothills Nordic

Megan started cross-country skiing when she was 3 years old. At age 11 she decided she was looking for something more competitive, and a little different, so she decided to start biathlon. Since then, Megan has competed in biathlon provincially, nationally, and internationally. Originally from Calgary, AB, Megan now resides in Canmore, AB, and trains with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre. In her spare time, Megan coaches young aspiring biathletes, enjoys baking tasty treats, and takes some post secondary courses.

 

Carsen Campbell
Senior Men
Hometown: Central Bedeque, PEI
Home Club: Biathlon PEI

Carsen started biathlon at the age of 12 in PEI, by 15 he was training seriously for the Canada Winter Games. At age 17 he qualified for his first of four Youth/Junior World Championships. When he was 18 he moved to Canmore and joined the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre to take advantage of training in Canmore and working with coach Richard Boruta. Richard and Petr have helped Carsen impove his shooting and his skiing has vastly improved under Kathy Davies. Carsen has spent the past three seasons on the IBU Cup and had his first World Cup start last year.

 

Emily Dickson
Junior Women
Hometown: Burns Lake, BC
Home Club: Omineca Ski Club / Caledonia Nordic Ski Club

 

Alexandre Dupuis
Senior Man
Hometown:
Home Club:

Alexandre is a senior man who grew up in a small village in eastern Ontario, Vankleek Hill. He started participating in biathlon at the age of 13 with the cadets. After a few successful years in the cadets he joined Chelsea Nordic and eventually qualified to compete at the Youth/Junior World Championships in Presqu’isle. The following winter Alexandre moved to Canmore to train with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre. Since joining the BATC he has competed at another Youth/Junior World Championship and on the IBU Cup.

 

Matthew Hudec
Senior Men
Hometown: North Battleford, SK
Home Club: Blue Mountain Bullets

 

Trevor Kiers
Junior Men
Hometown: Sprucedale, ON
Home Club: Timmins Biathlon Club

Trevor grew up in a small town in Ontario on a hobby farm. He started biathlon through the cadets program and after National success in the cadet world made the switch to civilian biathlon. Trevor has been shooting from a young age as .22 calibre rifles were the method of choice for deterring predators from stealing his family’s livestock. Trevor is starting his third year as a biathlete at this level.

 

Aidan Millar
Senior Men
Hometown: Canmore, AB
Home Club: Canmore Nordic

Born and raised in Canmore AB, Trevor spent his summers in the back country at a lodge run by his parents. Trevor has been skiing since a very young age and went through the jackrabbit program and Canmore Nordic. When he was 12 Trevor joined biathlon at Canmore Nordic and joined the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre in 2014 after graduating high school. Trevor has competed at Youth Games, three Youth/Junior World Championships and multiple National Championships.

 

Nadia Moser
Junior Women
Hometown: Whitehorse, YK
Home Club: Biathlon Yukon

Nadia grew up in a small community in Northern BC and moved to Whitehorse YT for high school in grade nine. She has been skiing since a very young age and started participating in biathlon at age 14. Upon graduating high school Nadia moved to Canmore to train full time with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre.

 

Arthur Roots
Senior Men
Hometown: Prince George, BC
Home Club: Caledonia Nordic

 

Teo Sanchez
Junior Men
Hometown: Wakefield, PQ
Home Club: Chelsea Nordiq

Teo is 19 and has been racing biathlon since he was 12. Teo trains with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre to ensure his maximum potential is being reached as an athlete.

 

Darya Sepandj
Junior Women
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Home Club: Foothills Nordic

Darya Sepandj started biathlon around the age of 9, she fell in love with the sport and has been doing it ever since! She also enjoys orienteering, climbing, making crafts and eating. 

 

Matthew Strum
Senior Men
Hometown: Bragg Creek, AB
Home Club: Canmore Nordic

Matt grew up in Bragg Creek, AB and is now living and training in Canmore. He has been skiing since he could walk and participating in biathlon since the age of 8. Matt is a three time competitor at the Youth Junior World Championships, has raced at IBU Cups, and has been a top athlete at National Championships for the past few years. Matt is looking forward to a long career in the sport of biathlon both domestically and internationally.

 

Leilani Tam von Burg
Senior Women
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Home Club: Chelsea Nordiq