has announced the six athletes that will represent Team BC at the 2019 Canada Winter Games
in Red Deer, Alta.
“We are so excited about the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Not only has boxing been reinstated in the Games since 2011, but we also have a very strong team too,” said Team BC coach Dave Brett. “Boxing BC has worked hard over the past few years to scout and ready the athletes heading to the Games. The coaching staff have all worked closely together to build this strong team.”
Brett said each athlete has put in the work with three pillars of training as top priority: strength, endurance and technique.
“This focus has allowed tremendous growth in the team to solidify them as dominant candidates at this years games. Provincial coach, Bob Pegues, has set up a legacy within the province to not only build the provincial athletes but also to mentor the provincial coaches too.” said Brett.
Team BC coaches have worked under Pegues guidance since the announcement of the Games.
"We are so excited about this opportunity to showcase boxing to all Canadians. We have worked hard to ready Team BC's boxing athletes," said Brett, “Now it is time to put the hard work into action. Look out Canada, Team BC is coming.”
Team BC boxing athletes:
Para Bisheh, 56 kg, North Vancouver/Griffins Boxing
— Bisheh is an accomplished athlete, having been chosen a North Vancouver all-star in wrestling at a provincial competition.
Brayden Sims, 60 kg, Fort St. John/Five Star Boxing
— Sims broke into boxing in 2016 and previously was training in martial arts. Some of his top achievements so far are winning provincials two years in a row, winning the B.C. Golden Gloves Championship and fighting at nationals in 2018.
Jerome Leroyer, 64 kg, Nanaimo/Inner City Boxing
— Getting into the sport of boxing three years ago, Leroy said one of his biggest accomplishments is a win at the Canada Winter Games test event in 2018 against an opponent that had defeated him two months before.
Dylan Clark, 69 kg, Cranbrook/Cranbrook Boxing
— The three-time provincial champion said representing his province and city at the national championship has been his greatest accomplishment so far.
Jonathan Hannah, 75 kg, North Vancouver/Griffins Boxing
— Hannah won the bronze medal at the 2018 national championship, the Oregon 2018 Championship and gold at the Canada Winter Games test event in Medicine Hat, Alta.
Brayden Hellekson, 81 kg, Nelson/Nelson Boxing
— Hellekson said his greatest accomplishment so far is making Team BC. His dad helped him get into boxing three years ago and he said his coach, Jesse Pineiro, in Nelson has had the biggest impact on him so far in his boxing career.
Coach: Dave Brett, Griffins Boxing
Assistant Coach: Bill Watson, Cranbrook Boxing
About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Summer and Winter Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Feb. 15 to March 3. Visit www.teambc.org
for the latest news and updates.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held Feb. 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3,600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca
to learn more.
For more information contact:
Executive Director with Boxing BC
Judy Joseph Black
Team BC Communications Manager
BC Games Society