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Coaching Staff

Keegan
Jackson

Head Coach

Keegan is a former successful provincial athlete, who has competed in multiple Canada Winter Games, and Jr. Nationals.  He had been trained by his father, Ron, who was a world junior freestyle champ, Keegan offers our athletes to train and compete in the highest-level events in Canada.

Keegan is the MB FREESTYLE provincial coach who will be taking select MB high performance (HP) athletes to CWG this season in Red Deer. He is also the former SASK Freestyle HP coach.

Keegan will be taking his LF for Air 1 and Air 2 in April 2019.

Qualifications

  • Freestyle Canada Certified FUNdamentalz coach, Certified SUPER-Coach, Certified COMP. DEV. Coach in both Moguls & Slopestyle
  • 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)
  • 15 NCCP Modules completed
  • Freestyle Canada Trampoline Doubles
  • Freestyle Canada Air-bag & Water-ramp Doubles
  • Freestyle Canada Learning Facilitator FUNdamentalz coach (formerly club coach)
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Blake
Grist

Assistant 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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