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 this year.
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.
Bianca Paquin is a 17 year old boxer thats lives here in Halifax. She is currently a 51kg 3x National Champion, 3x Best Female Boxer of the tournaments, and won the Ringside World Championship in Kansas City, MIssouri. Bianca was chosen to represent Canada at the AIBA Womens Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 back in May. She also recently boxed at the Golden Gloves of Vojvodine in Serbia and is scheduled for an International Dual Match vs Morocco and confirmed for a tournament in Puerto Rico in August.
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 0 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.
Chris has been a UFC Pro since 2009 originating from Dallas, Texas and fighting out of Cole Harbour. He holds a record of 9-2-0 and is ranked #1 flyweight in Canada. Chris started training with Coach Carlos in September and is looking forward to improving his fitness which in turn will improve his fighting