Wrestling Canada Lutte and Alberta Wrestling are happy to announce a new partnership with the RBC Training Ground program, co-sponsored by the CBC and Canadian Olympic Committee.
RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.
In addition to a tremendous prize for all regional winners (2017 winners received a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea), the data will be used by the National Sport Organizations to identify individuals for development opportunities and can be used to apply for the RBC Future Olympians program, a $7500 grant awarded to 30 individuals across the country annually.
Alberta Wrestling encourages all athletes ages 14-25 who have dreams of representing Canada at the highest stage to take part in one of the following events. You can attend any qualifying event regardless of residence.
Alberta Wrestling representatives will be at the following events:
February 25 – Red Deer
March 24 – Medicine Hat
April 8 – Edmonton
April 21 – Calgary (Finals)
Sadly, the January 27 event in Grande Prairie and the March 3 event in Cochrane conflict with Alberta Wrestling Events and representatives will not be present. Northern athletes are still encouraged to attend the Grande Prairie qualifying event. Due to the Alberta Open being hosted at the University of Calgary on March 3, we highly encourage athletes in the Calgary area to attend another qualifying event as their schedule allows. Wrestling Canada Lutte will receive all athlete data from every event.
All athletes ages 14-25 who aspire to represent Canada on the Olympic stage
When and Where?
National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) use combinations of these tests to differentiate between performances within their sport of interest. The following tests have been carefully selected by coaches and talent identification representatives, as the results will provide insight towards potential performance within a given sport. Each sport requires different physical abilities, and skills, and therefore performance benchmarks vary by NSO. Each field based assessment result used must be viewed within the context of the requirements of the sport, the characteristics of the athlete, and the stage of their development.
Speed – 40/30 Metre Sprint
Strength – Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull (IMTP)
Power – Vertical Jump
Endurance – 20 Metre Multi-Stage Shuttle Run (Beep Test)
*The top 100 athletes from each qualifying event will be invited to the Finals*
Speed – 40/30 Metre Sprint
Speed – 6 Second Bike Sprint
Strength – Concept Dyno
Power – Single Broad Jump
Power – Standing Triple Jump
Endurance – Arm Leg Bike