4x Canadian National Amature Boxing Champion, 6-1 Pro record, Joey La La is one of Nova Scotia's top pro boxers. Training with owner and strength coach Carlos Meza, Joey is looking to improve his power and speed on his journey to make his mark in the pros.
Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre) – previously at Citadel Boxing
Date of birth: November 3rd, 1998
Birthplace: Kennetcook, Nova Scotia
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 175cm (5’9″)
Weight category :64kg
Boxing stance: Southpaw
2017 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2017 HARINGEY BOX CUP | GOLD
2015 KING OF THE RING | GOLD
Wyatt Sanford’s interest towards boxing started at the age of 11. At the time, his best friend wanted to try a new sport. Wyatt decided to go to the boxing club with him and he has loved the sport ever since!
The skills and strategy required in boxing are some of the aspects that Wyatt enjoys about his sport. One wrong move or a second too late can make all the difference! He also loves to travel for his sport, meet new friends along the way and hear stories from his coach and other athletes in the gym. Within the next ten years, Wyatt would like to represent Canada at all Major Games, including the Olympics
Beyond her career as an athlete, Wyatt completed his High School diploma a year earlier than most and has started a double major in Criminology and Psychology at St. Mary’s University.
Jaden of Sackville, NS, is a hard-throwing left handed pitcher for team Canada's national junior team and trains with coach Pat at ProEdge when he's home from Vauxhall Baseball Academy in Alberta. He is a multi-sport, natural athlete with gifted genetics but still understands the importance of training and has a professional-like attitude every time he trains. Jaden's main focus with Pat in the gym is shoulder maintenance and to improve throwing velocity through multi-jointed power exercises in all three planes of motion. The next step for Jaden will be to find his place with a Division 1 NCAA school.
Shaun hails from East Hants, NS, and is a forward in his second season for the Blainville Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL and trains with coach Pat in his off-season where his main focus is to improve hockey-specific speed and strength as well as his overall athleticism. Shaun played his bantam hockey at Newbridge Academy and has represented Nova Scotia as well as Canada as part of the U17 national development team. With the work that Shaun puts into every workout at ProEdge he looks to secure his future as a professional hockey player.
I am a 6'4 220 lbs WR/TE/RB from Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia, Canada. My dream is to play college football, and I am eager to work extremely hard to achieve this dream. Currently, I am in a dedicated football specific strength training program as well as speed training with my track coach. My primary passion is football and there would be nothing better than playing football while obtaining a tremendous education. I am going into my ninth year of playing football where I attend prep school at The Taft School in Watertown, CT (class of 2016). Currently, I have a 3.8 GPA in advanced and AP courses. My primary focus is to attend a strong academic school with a great football program, regardless of division. I would like to major in business, while playing football as long as I possibly can. I am an extremely dedicated & focused student-athlete who has been recognized for my achievements in the classroom as well as the football field. I volunteer coach younger football players in my spare time, as well as peer tutoring to classmates. I am focused on being better everyday as a person, student & athlete.
Kennedy, a fifteen-year-old Fletcher Lake native, will have her first opportunity to play for Canada at this competition. Kennedy competes on the U16 girls Soccer NS provincial team and is part of the Soccer NS and Canadian Soccer Association Regional EXCEL program. Kennedy says the feeling was indescribable when she found out she would be making the trip to Orlando.
“When people ask me what my dream as a soccer player is, this is it – getting to represent my country,” says Kennedy, an attacking player with Suburban FC’s U16-girls team. “Growing up watching the Olympics, it’s always been my dream to be in that position myself. I’m glad I get to live that now.”
Alex Grant is a local east coast NHL/ AHL hockey player that started training with ProEdge last off-season. He trains one on one with Coach Chris Murray focusing on fixing weaknesses, improving mobility and improving his overall athletisim. Alex signed with the Boston Bruins on a two way deal and had a standout season with Providence last year. Now with the Iowa Wild on a two way contract, Alex hopes to have another standout season.
Matt played his first year in the QMJHL as 16-year-olds in the 2014-2015 season and has been a big part of the Seadogs organization since. In the 2016/17 season, Matt won the Presidents cup with the Seadogs followed by a great showing at the Memorial Cup. Matt has been training at ProEdge for a few years now in the off-season with Coach Pat and gained both size and explosiveness as well as improving his overall athleticism.
Luke played his first year in the QMJHL as 16-year-olds in the 2014-2015 season and in June 2016 was drafted to the Winnepeg Jets. He has trained with Coach Pat in the off-season and gained both size and explosiveness as well as improving their overall athleticism.
Luke Green on his dryland training at ProEdge:
"We trained with Pat Busby at ProEdge, it's a new gym in Halifax. That was a big step. Matt and I put on a lot of weight and definitely got faster so that was a big improvement. "
Gavin is a Professional UFC MMA fighter with a record of 10 wins and 1 losses. He is ranked top 10 in Canada at featherweight holding the ECC featherweight title with 9 of 10 wins coming by way of stoppage. Gavin won his UFC debut here in Halifax in February or 2017 and is now poised for a great career in the worlds leading MMA organization. Gavin has been training with Coach Carlos at ProEdge for nearly 3 year and knows the importance of training outside of his sport in order to increase his performance within his sport. Now training in Montreal full time Gavin continues to do remote training under the continued guidance of Carlos.
Chris Kelades is a UFC Vet going 2-2 in his career with the organization. Now with M1 fight series out of Russia, Chris is ranked the number 1 flyweight in Canada and top 10 flyweight in the world out side of the UFC. This Cole Harbour native trains at ProEdge with owner and coach Carlos Meza. Having trained for 3 years together chris has seen significant gains in strength, speed and, agility, and continues to improve year over year to stay at the top of the game in MMA.