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Coaching Staff

Blake
Grist

Head Coach
Blake recently completed the Super Coach Academy program in Whistler,BC. He is certified to train and qualify all single inverted and off-axis maneuvers from air-bag to on-snow. As a former competitive athlete and Team MB CWG member, Blake brings a high level coaching depth to our staff.  Blake is currently enrolled at U of M taking studying Mechanical engineering.

Qualifications

  • Freestyle Canada Certified SUPERCOACH
  • Freestyle Canada Certified FUNdamentalz coach
  • Freestyle Canada Air 1 (tramp upright)
    Air 2 (tramp invert and off-axis qualifications)
    Air 3 (air bag and water ramp trick qualifications)
    Air 4a & 4b (on snow invert and off-axis qualifications)
  • 11 NCCP Modules completed
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Branton
Lothian

Intro Coach

Branton is a former Winnipeg Freerider freestyle athlete who is currently taking early education courses at U of M.  He uses his education and training to help our young athletes have a tone of fun on the hill!  This will be his third year coaching the FUNdamentalz program.

Qualifications

  • CFSA FUNdamentalz

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Will
Purves

Development Coach

Will is a former provincial team and CWG participant.  He has honed his skills after spending 2 years in the mountains employed by the park crew with SSV (Sunshine Village) park builders.  Our resident rail specialist, and park builder, is super stoked to motivate the crew to perform new tricks this season!

This will be his second year coaching the developmental program.

Qualifications

  • CFSA FUNdamentalz

  • Parkscaping trained (SSV)
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