According to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport website on Tuesday, there will be 12 athletes with Calgary connections who will be participating for Canada at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy from December 10-21.
The athletes who will be participating in the prestigious international event for university students will come in the events of biathlon, women's hockey, short track speed skating, alpine skiing, ski cross and snowboarding.
Four of the athletes are in biathlon. David and William Poffenroth are both from Airdrie, a half hour north of Calgary. David Poffenroth attends Royal Roads University in British Columbia, while William Poffenroth attends Devry Instituite of Technology in Calgary. The other biathletes with Calgary connections are Calgary's Keely MacCullough and Nick Lenko, who both attend the University of Alberta-Augustana.
There are two short track speed skaters and ski cross racers. The short track speed skaters are Jamie MacDonald and Keri Morrison who both attend the University of Calgary. MacDonald is from Fort St. James, British Columbia and Morrison is from Burlington, Ontario. The ski cross racers meanwhile are Matt Brady of Burlington, Ontario who attends the University of Calgary and Trent McCarthy of Spruce Grove, Alberta who attends Calgary's Mount Royal University.
Other athletes include alpine skier Roger Carry of the University of Boulder, who is from Calgary, women's hockey players Brittney Fouracres of the University of McGill who is from Airdrie and Jenna Smith of Swift Current, Saskatchewan who attends the University of Calgary, and snowboarder Rachel Solway of Toronto, who attends the University of Calgary.