Nicholas Matveev

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Mar
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
Nicholas Matveev
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Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Hometown: North York, ON
Canoe Club: Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Peter Martinek/Fred Jobin

 

FUN FACTS:

First year on the National Team:
2016

Jan
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Laurent Lavigne
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Birthdate: May 16
Hometown: Trois Rivieres, QC
Canoe Club: Trois Rivieres Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Mathieu Pelletier

RECENT RESULTS:

12th K1 500 Juniors World Championships

FUN FACTS:

First year on the National Team:
2017

 

Jan
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Low
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Birthdate: March 19, 2001
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Canoe Club: Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Peter Martinek

Cameron got his first taste of paddling at the Balmy Beach Sports Camp at the tender age of 7, and started racing competitively in 2013. In his 2017 breakout season, he was the U16 national championship in K1 1000M, won two medals at the Junior PanAms including gold in the K4 1000M, and reached the A final in two events at Olympic Hopes. In 2018, he was the U17 K1 1000M national champion, and competed internationally at the Junior World Championships and Olympic Hopes, where he finished 8th in K1 1000M. Cameron is a student at Malvern Collegiate in the Beach(es) Toronto, and a lifelong supporter of the Montreal Canadiens and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

RECENT RESULTS:

2017 U16 K1-1000 National Champion, 2018 U17 K1-1000 National Champion, 2018 U17 K1-1000 8th Olympic Hopes, 2017 PanAm Sprint Championships Jr K4 1000 gold & Jr K2 1000 bronze

FOLLOW THIS ATHLETE:

Instagram: @cameronlow7

FUN FACTS:

First year on the National Team:
2017

Canoe or kayak? Why?
Kayak, because we are more efficient by paddling on both sides. And we get to sit down.
When was your first race?
WODs, 2013
What is your best memory of the sport?
Winning a donut medal

Pre-race meal: White bread
Post-race meal: Anything deep-fried
Off-season interest(s): Napping
TV show: Spongebob Squarepants
Book: The Game

Jan
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Alexandre Martin
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Hometown: Trois Rivieres, QC
Canoe Club: Trois Rivieres Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s kayak

Jan
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Simon McTavish
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Birthdate: July 19, 1996
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Canoe Club: Mississauga Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Frederic Jobin

Born in Oakville, Ontario, Simon moved with his family to Sydney, Australia where he began paddling in 2011 at the age of 14. He represented Australia for 7 years from 2012 – 2018 on Olympic Hopes, Junior, U23 and Senior Teams.

2018 was a formidable year for Simon on both the Domestic and International paddling circuits. Nationally he secured K1 x 500 Gold and K1 x 1000 Silver medals. He went on to receive a Silver podium finish in the K1 x 1000 at the U23 World Championships in Pitesti, Romania. Following this event, he competed for the University of Sydney at FISU World University Games in Szeged, Hungary winning a K1 x 1000 Gold, K1 500 Gold and K1 x 200 Bronze medals.

In 2018 at the conclusion of his Bachelor of Project Management degree the opportunity presented itself to return home to Canada and Simon jumped at it. In May 2019 he secured a spot on the Canadian National Team by winning Gold in the K1 x 1000 & K4 x 500 at National Team Trials 1 in Montreal. Simon is proud to be a member of the Mississauga Canoe Club.

RECENT RESULTS:

2018 U23 World Championships – K1 1000m Silver
2018 World University Championships – K1 1000m Gold, K1 500m Gold, K1 200m Bronze
2017 World Championships – K2 500m 8th

FOLLOW THIS ATHLETE:

Instagram: @simon.mctavish

FUN FACTS:

First year on the National Team:
2019

What are you most proud of?
Silver at 2018 U23 World Championships
Objectives for the coming years?
Tokyo 2020
Why is Canoe Kayak the best sport?
Because it is a highly technical water sport that requires aerobic fitness and strength.
Canoe or kayak? Why?
Kayak, because it is faster and more efficient.

Favourite training: Aerobic training

Jan
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent Jourdenais
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Nov
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dominik Crête
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Birthdate: 7/7/1991
Hometown: Trois-Rivières, QC
Canoe Club: Club de Canoe Kayak Trois-Rivières
Sport: Men’s Kayak
Coach: Mathieu Pelletier / Fred Jobin

“I was introduced to canoeing, I have always practiced several sports as a youngster, and at the age of 11, I started the canoeing competition, but I stopped competing. years later, in order to focus on football.

One night later, in 2015, I met Richard Dober JR. The latter convinced me to recommend to class.

While combining work and training, I had my first successes in 2017 when I was invited for the first time to train with the national team during the 2018 winter training camps.

In 2018, I made my first steps on the international scene with a senior world champion and with Pan-American champions. ”

 

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Instagram: @doomcrete

 

FUN FACTS:

First year on the National Team:
2018

Objectives for the coming years?
Tokyo 2020
Canoe or Kayak, why?
Kayak, it’s way more logical to paddle both sides!
When was your first race?
2004 at the Lachine Canoe Club
What is your best memory about the sport?
Sunset trainings
Describe the sport in one word:
Passion

Nickname: Dom
Role model:
Richard Dober Jr
Favourite training:
100m to 150m
Pre-race meal:
Oatmeal
Post-race meal:
Sushis
Off season interest(s): 
Moto, crosscountry skiing
Other sport(s): 
Football, MMA
Guilty pleasure:
Pastry
Superhero: 
Thor
TV show: 
Supernatural
Book: 
Relentless by Tim S Grover
Band: 
Foo Fighters

Nov
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Pierre-Luc Poulin
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BirthdateDecember 21, 1995

Hometown: Lac-Beauport

Canoe ClubLac-Beauport Canoe Club

Sport: Men’s kayak

Coach: Fred Jobin

Instagram: @ppoulin11

Website: poulinkayak.mli.st

Pierre-Luc Poulin grew up around the Lac Beauport Canoe Club, following in the footsteps of his brother Maxim Poulin. It is Fred Jobin who really got Pierre-Luc interested in kayaking, when he took him out in the coaching boat one summer afternoon to introduce him to the athletes. Fred Jobin also gave him a DVD of the World Championships races, which got Pierre-Luc hooked.

Pierre-Luc broke onto the international scene in 2013 at the Junior World Championships. He came 3rd in the K2 200m at the 2015 PanAm Games, 8th in the K2 200m 2017 Senior World Championships and 4th at the 2017 U23 World Championships. He is most proud of paddling behind Mark de Jonge and Adam van Koeverden during his first year on the Senior World tour when he was just 19!

Known for his sprinting ability and his size, he is a big asset on the men’s kayak team. Pierre-Luc hopes to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

FUN FACTS:

What is canoe kayak’s biggest challenge? For me it’s the last 75m of any race. It hurts every time, no matter what. I like it!

Canoe or kayak, why? Kayak because my brother did canoe.

Pre-race meal: Oatmeal with fruit

Post-race meal: Steak

Other coaches: Mathieu Drolet, Fred Loyer

When was your first canoe kayak race? Back in 2002, it was a K4 race. 

What is the best thing about canoe kayak? Making one with so many components. Finding the perfect tone between you, your paddle, your boat and the water.

Describe the sport in one word: Amalgam

Nickname: PL

Quote: You can be disappointed, but still satisfied

Role model: Adam Van Koeverden

Other sports: Cross country skiing

Guilty pleasure: Sugar pie

Movie: Intouchables

Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Nov
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Brian Malfesi
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Birthdate: October 3, 1993

Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC

Canoe Club: Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club

Sport: Men’s kayak

Coach: Fred Jobin

Instagram: @b.falconmalfesi

Brian Malfesi started paddling in 2005 to follow in his brother’s footsteps. His early years are what made Brian fall in love with paddling. He made many friends, and the paddling community became like a second family to him.

Brian’s first international experience came in 2010, when he was selected to represent Canada in Mexico City for the Pan American Championships. He also competed at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. Since then, he represented Canada at U23 and Senior World Championships.

In 2013, Brian was proud to be representing Team BC at the Canada Summer Games, in Sherbrooke.

Jun
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Alex Scott
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Birthdate: May 6, 1995
Hometown: Bedford, NS
Residence: Bedford, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 200
Coach: Fred Jobin / Chad Brooks

Alex started paddling at the age of 8 at the Maskwa Aquatic Club, and fell in love with it. Alex Scott was a promising young judoka when he was younger, competiting at the Winter Canada Games in 2010. However, paddling was always in the back of his mind.

Alex Scott is a newcomer on the international paddling scene. His first international experience came from participating in the 2013 Junior World Championships. Since then, Alex has been racing for Canada at Pan American Championships and the U23 World Championship.

Alex is a training partner of World Champion Mark de Jonge, and sees him as a role model.

Alex is currently studying computer science at Saint-Mary’s University. When not paddling, he enjoys spending time with friends, and watching TV shows.

Jun
12
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Mark de Jonge
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Birthdate: February 15, 1984
Hometown: Halifax, NS
Residence: Halifax, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 200
Coach: Fred Jobin

Instagram: @markdejonge

When Mark de Jonge’s family moved from Calgary to Halifax in 1997, they signed him up at Maskwa Aquatic Club to help him make friends in his new community. It was a start to many long friendships and a very successful paddling career. He won his first national titles in 1999 and went on to win an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, as well as a World champ silver medal in 2013. Mark is also a world record breaker and was World Champion in the K1 200m event in 2014 and 2015.

In 2011, Mark de Jonge’s paddling career was heating up again as he reached the podium at a World Cup and qualified Canada’s Olympic quota spot in the K1 200 with a sixth place result at World Championships. Everything was on track until Mark dropped an 80 pound dumbbell on his finger in April 2012 and was unable to paddle for several weeks. After sitting out of World Cup competitions, Mark came back to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Team by winning National Team Trials in a time faster than ever recorded in international competition. He won an Olympic bronze medal in London seven weeks later.

Mark holds an engineering degree and does some part-time engineering work when he is in Halifax.

His goal for the coming years- Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020!

Jun
12
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Marshall Hughes
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Birthdate: February 14, 1995
Hometown: Waverley, NS
Residence: Waverley, NS
Canoe Club: Cheema Aquatic Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Fred Jobin
Instagram: @MarshallHughes_Can

When Marshall’s family moved to Waverley, NS when he was just a kid, the family’s real estate agent kept talking about Cheema Aquatic Club. In a small community like Waverley, it’s hard not to know Cheema and Marshall discovered paddling at the age of eight through a summer camp. His first race was in 2005 and his best memories are of all the friends he has made paddling throughout the years. Seeing older athletes at the club training hard every day in pursuit of their dreams inspired Marshall to do the same. He did just that, and made the national team for the first time in 2013.

A highlight moment in Marshall’s paddling career was winning a World Cup bronze medal in K4 1000 while he was still a Junior. He went on that season to place eighth in both the K1 and K4 1000 at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

Marshall has since raced at Pan American Championships, U23 and Senior World Championships.

When not paddling, Marshall enjoys spending time with his friends around the lake, and archery.

FUN FACTS:

Describe the sport in one word: Determination

Nickname: Marshy-Baby

Pre-race meal: Oatmeal and yogurt

Other sports: Swimming, skate skiing

Guilty pleasure: Cookies

Superhero: Spider Man

TV show: The Office

Movie: Step Brothers