TREVOR JONES ACKNOWLEDGED AS YOUNG OLYMPIC HOPEFUL WITH RBC TRAINING GROUND FUNDING
Trent University’s Trevor Jones will be one of 25 athletes to receive financial support.
Trevor Jones is a second year rower at Trent University, and an individual who was only identified by Carol Love and the Row to Podium program late in his high school career. Standing 6’8”, Trevor was easy to identify as a potential rower, however the strides he has made in recent years took the keen eye of Coach Love to spot and help flourish. Recognition of Trevor’s impressive career to date has continued to grow, and today it is further acknowledged with the support of the RBC Training Ground funding.
RBC Training Ground is a partnership between RBC, CBC the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Foundation. Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will execute a series of workouts measuring speed, power, strength and endurance in front of coaches and officials from National Sport Organizations (NSOs). The participants’ results will be measured against performance benchmarks to determine an athlete's capacity for sport at its highest level. Trevor becomes one of only twenty five individuals who have made it through the two-phase testing to receive this funding.
“Trevor has shown tremendous potential to excel internationally in rowing” said his Row to Podium coach Carol Love. Trevor “was identified for his natural talent, and has demonstrated the perseverance and grit needed to excel in rowing. He is an exciting prospect to work with” Love added. Trevor has had a fantastic year already with a U23 Championship Final, a race with fellow Trent rower Graham Peeters at the World University Championships, and victories in the National Rowing Championships as well as the Canadian University Championships in the single. Trevor continues his off-season training at the Talent Development Centre at Trent University.
More information about the RBC can be found at the following link –http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#about
Alex Bridal, athlete development coordinator, Trent University Athletics, firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-748-1011 X6278