2022 National Championships Recap
After missing 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, the Modern Pentathlon Canadian National Championships were back. And back in a big way.
Forty competitors competed in 15 divisions, from U11 (under 11) Boys to Masters Men 60+ and U13 Girls to Masters Women.
Riding (show jumping) started late Friday at Old Orchard Farm followed by Fencing, Swimming, and the combined Laser Run on Saturday, all at beautiful Guelph University. Saturday evening was the awards banquet at the York Rd Kitchen and Chocolate Bar. The James Dick C3 Quarry was the scene of a fun Triathle on Sunday.
Many thanks are due. Thanks to the athletes, friends, supporters, organizers, volunteers, fencing referees and armourer, Old Orchard Farms, Guelph University and Pentathlon Canada’s Executive Director – Shelley Callaghan.
Two special thanks. First, to the 16 fencers who joined the pentathletes. You made this a tough competition for our pentathletes and didn’t hesitate to show them how to compete – thanks. Rest assured, you’ll be invited back. Second – thanks to our two official photographers – Dan Congdon and Hans Schols. You worked tirelessly during the whole competition and helped capture some beautiful moments. Some of your photos are included below and links to the online folders for all of them.
We lost one of Pentathlon Canada’s pillars in October 2021 – Colin Peace. In honour of Colin and Anne Peace, two new awards were added this year.
The Lifetime Contribution Award – to Anne & Colin Peace
The Colin Peace Volunteer of the Year Award – to Shaun LaGrange
Two awards that honour our past are:
The John Norton award for an athlete best-exemplifying sportsmanship to Robert Bonomo
The Denise Fekete award to the top Junior or Senior female – Kelly Fitzsimmons, and the top Junior or Senior male – Quinn Schulz
Congratulations and thanks to all,