He started kayaking when he was nine years old when he took the week long summer camp offered by the Wapiti Whitewater kayaking group. He attended the 2014 Alberta Summer Games, where he won a Gold medal in down river for the Cadet division and a bronze medal in polo. He attended 2014 Canoe Polo National Club Championships in Edmonton and the 2015 Canoe Polo National Club Championships in Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec. He also played in the 2015 PanAm Games that took place in Edmonton.
His goals are to continually improve his skills as a kayaker and polo player to become the best athlete that he can be and to have the opportunity to compete in Worlds competition.
Cody joined the Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers in 2010. Since 2013 Cody has had his sights set on making the Canadian U21 Mens Polo Team. He has worked hard to try and make his dream a reality. Currently Cody is a member of Canada’s U21 Men’s Polo Team that will compete at the 2016 Canoe Polo World Championships in Syracuse Italy. Off the water Cody enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including biking and fishing as well as spending time with family, friends and his dog Oscar.
He earned bronze at summer games and continued to train to be a better athlete and teammate. He usually manages to score a beautiful goal in competitions and is constantly trying to improve himself.
He has kayaked for almost 3 years and has competed in 2014 , 2015 and 2016 Canadian Nationals. He has also competed in Alberta Summer Games in 2014. He got into kayaking because his uncle Amos Patrick and his aunty Hannah Patrick have paddled since they were his age, and now compete internationally. He would like to be on the national Men’s team after competing in the U21 division.
He began playing canoe polo in 2008, since then he has won gold, silver & bronze medals in 2 Alberta Summer Games, joined the U21 National team in 2011, competed in Austin Texas, Brazil as well as world championships in Poland and France. He hopes to represent Canada for many years to come as a member of the men’s canoe polo team. When he’s not playing polo he enjoys activities such as riding his dirt bike, snowmobiling or snowboarding.
Training and having fun is number one for him! He gets up 4 times a week at 4:am before school, to kayak and train with his coach. He is a committed athlete to the sport of canoe polo. He has helped with summer camps and indoor kids camps, teaching kids how to kayak and played canoe polo. He can’t wait for the future too see where this sport takes him!