MPA Athlete Profiles: Provincial Meet 2019

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MPA Athlete Feature


 

Everything Winnipeg is proud to have athletes featured every week leading up to the MPA Provincial Powerlifting Meet on June 22 + 23, 2019 next month. We wanted to showcase a more personal side to individual athletes for our viewers to get to know some of the people competing. This week we have Janique Phillippe

 


The next BIG event is the MPA: Provincial Meet June 22-23, 2019 at the Holiday Inn!


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Janique Philippe

  1. What do you do for work?

    • Certified Athletic Therapist at Revolution Rehab & Stonewall Chiropractic Centre

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • Competing in the Open 84kg Women's Unequipped 3-lift

  3. When did you start powerlifting?

    • Started in December 2017 after volunteering at Westerns when it was in Winnipeg

  4. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • Two competitions so far, and it's been over a year since doing a 3-lift meet

  5. What is your favourite lift?

    • Lately it's been squats and bench, but squats will always be my #1

  6. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • I like to spend time at the cabin with my boyfriend, read a good mystery on the beach or in my backyard, paint, or take my dog for a walk!


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Ryan Kolesar

  1. What do you do for work?

    • I’m a 3rd-Class Power Engineer at Emergent Biosolutions.

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • Open 66kg, Classic 3 lift

  1. When did you start powerlifting?

    • I started powerlifting in June 2014, first meet was Power In the Parkland.

  2. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • I have competed 9 times, I've been to Nationals 4 times.

  3. What is your favourite lift?

    • Favourite lift changes all the time based on how training is going, but overall I'd say deadlift holds a special place in my heart.

  4. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • When i'm not lifting I like spending time with my wife and daughter, going fishing, going to the cabin, working on cars.


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Alistair Friesen

  1. What do you do for work?

    • Mechanic for Birchwood Jaguar Land Rover Volvo

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • 3-lift, unequipped, 105kg Junior.

  1. When did you start powerlifting?

    • 2018

  2. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • I have competed just the 1 time prior to this.

  3. What is your favourite lift?

    • Hands down, the deadlift

  4. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • When i'm not lifting I like building electronics


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Sylvie Dubé-Forslund

  1. What do you do for work?

    • On-board service attendant on Via Rails Trains

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • Open 84kg, 3 lifts, unequipped

  3. When did you start powerlifting?

    • I started powerlifting at the end of 2016 and competed in my first competition in 2018

  4. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • Four prior competitions, Provincials 2019 will be my fifth.

  5. What is your favourite lift?

    • My favourite lift depends on the training block - right now it's bench press, where I'm seeing the most improvement

  6. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • I like to bake for fun and I also like travelling


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Daniel Collette

  1. What do you do for work?

    • I work at Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors as a Custom Pricing Associate.

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • 3-lift, unequipped, Open class: I've competed this entire time as a 83kg but this should be my first 74kg competition!

  3. When did you start powerlifting?

    • First competition was the 2016 Brickhouse Power Challenge.

  4. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • I’ve competed in seven competitions previously.

  5. What is your favourite lift?

    • My favourite lift is the squat. I like the technical aspect of the lift itself. It's also a lift that I don't fall as far behind on compared to the rest of the competitors with my class.

  6. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • When I'm not lifting, I enjoy spending time with my wife, son, and family. During my free time, I like to golf as well.


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Dean Smith

  1. What do you do for work?

    • Financial advisor with IG Wealth Management

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • 83KG

  3. When did you start powerlifting?

    • I started training June 2019 after I turned 50 and first competed in August 2018.

  4. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • Five competitions so far, provincials will be the sixth since August 2018.

  5. What is your favourite lift?

    • Classic bench press. I hope to set a new Canadian bench press record at Provincials in June

  6. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • I’ve competed four times at the World Finals in drag racing. I also play as a lead guitar player and vocalist professionally for several recording artists as well as on numerous recordings and wrote songs that received international airplay. 


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Lisa Green

  1. What are you studying?

    • I've just completed my Human Nutritional Sciences degree and am starting a dietetic internship this fall.

  2. What age/weight/event categories are you competing in?

    • 84kg

  3. When did you start powerlifting?

    • I've been competing for a year and a half, and training for around 2 years.

  4. How many competitions have you participated in prior to Provincials 2019?

    • Three

  5. What is your favourite lift?

    • Bench Press

  6. What do you do for fun when you’re not lifting?

    • In the winter I love to go ice fishing, and in the summer camping is my fav! And, when the DOMS are all too real, I love to settle in with a good mystery book.

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