Taylor Cartwright – 2014 – Athlete of the Year


Taylor Cartwright began her amateur wrestling in grade 5 at Hillcrest P.S. and the “K-Bay” Wrestling Club. Cartwright went on to high school at Barrie Central under the excellent coaching of Mr. Kyle Sweezey. Through her high school years she won a number of GBSSA individual titles, Provincial and National Age Group titles; along with her OFSAA Championship in 2014. Cartwright has made the Canadian National Cadet Team. She recently completed her grade 12 year at Barrie Central C.I. with many options open to her at post-secondary institutions in Canada. Cartwright was also named Barrie Central Female Athlete of the Year.

She now trains with Barrie Central and the Mariposa Wrestling Club, with extra practice sessions at Team Impact, Wrestling Canada’s National Training Centres at Brock and Guelph Universities.

Taylor Cartwright is a Canadian carded athlete. This past year was significant for Cartwright (aged 16 years) as a Canadian National “Cadet” Wrestling Team Member. She attained (Gold) at the “2014 Canadian Juvenile (17-18 years) Championships” (Women-56kg). This accomplishment was followed a month later in May by a 2nd place (Silver) at the “Pan-Am Cadet Championships” (Women-56kg), in Racife, Brazil.

Over the 2013-2014 International Wrestling Season Cartwright accomplished the following :
In December 2013 – 3rd at the International “Nordhagen Classic” (18-l9 years) in Calgary; in February 2014 – 1st at “Ontario Provincial Championships”; in March 2014 – 1st at “OFSAA High School Championships” and 2nd at “Canadian Junior (18-l9 years) Championships” in Edmonton AB; in April 2014 – 1st at “Canadian Juvenile Nationals” in Guelph ON; and 1st at “FILA Cadet World Team Trials” in Guelph ON; in June 2014 – 2nd at “Austrian Grand Prix” (18-19 years) and 2nd in “Austrian Grand Prix” Senior Division) in Gotzis, Austria; in July 2014 – 3rd at International “Canada Cup” (18-l9 years) in Guelph ON; and competed in the World Cadet Championships” in Snina, Slovakia, ranking 12th in the world.


Other nominees for 2014 Athlete of the year included:

Nikki Blackall is a 20 year old Barrie athlete who competes in Slopestyle Skiing events. She started skiing when she was 2 years old. Her home base is Mount St Louis, Moonstone. In recent years she has been garnering top-ten finishes at events such as the Nor-Am Cup and the FIS World Cup. Blackall is beginning to make a name for herself in Slopestyle Skiing. Blackall’s success has resulted in her being qualified as a carded Canadian athlete. She competed in numerous events in the 2013/2014 season. Some of her most notable highlights included.
1st place – Ladies Slopestyle at the World Skiing Invitational in Whistler.
2nd place – Ladies Slopestyle at Aspen Snowmass Freesking Open.
6th place – Ladies Slopestyle at Womens World Cup at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Named to the Canadian National Slopestyle “B” team.

Quinton Disera was a candidate for athlete of the Year in 2014 based on his accomplishments in 2013. He placed 1st in both the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships and the 2013 Canadian Ontario Provincial Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships at the U17 level.
Disera is back again this year, as a candidate, based on his continued accomplishments in 2014. Disera captured the following titles:
2014 Canadian National Champion – Cross Country Mountain Bike (U17)
2014 Ontario Provincial Champion – Cross Country Mountain Bike (U17)
1st in the Coupe du Québec Canada Cup, Mont-Tremblant (U17)
2014 Ontario Provincial Champion – Road Race – Junior Men
1st over all in the Centurion Cycling Horseshoe C75 CX (2013-2014 season)
Multiple Gold Medals at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games, MTB and ROAD (U17)
– 1st MTB Individual Time Trial U17 Men
– 1st MTB-XC U17 Men
– 1st MTB-RELAY Cycle Solutions-Angry Johnny’s CC Team #2 Central
– 1st MTB Team Challenge CSAJCC Team #2 Central 289 Points
– 1st Road Individual Time Trial U17 Men
– 1st Road Sprint Challenge U17 Men
– 1st Road Race U17 Men
– 1st Road Final General Classification U17 Men – 75 Points
3rd in the Ontario Provincial Championships – U17 Cadet Expert
Quinton has a promising career ahead with a goal of racing at the Olympics.

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