Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Brian VanNispen


Active Elite Details:

​Category:  Athlete
​Sport: Alpine Skiing
Position/Title: Racer
​Sport Association(s):
     ♦ Ontario Special Olympics
     ♦ Central Ontario District Team
     ♦ Barrie Snow Dawgs Ski Team
​Date/Place of Birth:  April 23, 1984/Barrie, Ontario
Currently Residing:  Barrie, Ontario
​Springwater Connection:  Grew up in Anten Mills 1984-2013
                                              Figure Skating, Elmvale 1990-1993

Interests:

Movies, Music Therapy, Travelling and Leisure Time

Interesting facts:

Received Class Citizenship Award in Graduating Year at Barrie North Collegiate

Highlights:   

2017 - Team Ontario - In training for Regional Qualification for 2018 to compete in 
             Provincials 2019
​2016 - Canadian Championships representing Team Ontario at Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
​          - Won 2 Silver Medals in Slalom and Super Giant Slalom
​2015 - Ontario Championships, North Bay Ontario
          - Won 3 Silver Medals in Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom and Slalom
​2002 - Ontario Championships in Barrie, Ontario won 3 Silver Medals in Giant Slalom, Super 
            Giant Slalom and Slalom
​1994 - Diagnosed with Scoliosis, requiring a body brace for four years

​Anecdotes:

Brian was coached to always "Have a Plan B".

​Quotations:

"I have the need for speed"

Media:

     ♦  Photo Gallery

 

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