Darcy Marquardt was born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond, BC and grew-up playing a lot of different sports: from softball to figure skating to floor hockey to rugby to swimming; Darcy loved to play sports and she tried them all. At the age of 8 years old, Darcy watched the figure skaters at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and then started to dream about going to the Olympic Games herself...

Justin was a member of Canada's National Wrestling Team for 13 years before retiring from active competition in 2001. During his career, he represented Canada at numerous World Championships, the Pan American Games, the Goodwill Games, the Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Olympic Games...

Arjan Bhullar was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wrestling has a history in Arjan’s family and from a very young age, Arjan knew he wanted to become a world champion wrestler. As a grade 4 student at James Whiteside Elementary School in Richmond BC, Arjan attended an assembly that featured Esteem Team athlete role model and National team wrestler, Chris Wilson – who was also from B.C...

Born in Nigeria, Nick Ugoalah moved to British Columbia when he was only 9-years old. Nick Ugoalah is a 5-time National champion wrestler who’s greatest accomplishment on the mat came when competing at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England where he dominated his opponents and took home the gold medal for Canada...

Ljiljana, otherwise known as Lilo, is a 5-time summer Paralympian and World Record holder in the events of women’s discus and shot put. During her long and extraordinary athletic career, Lilo recorded an amazing 19 international podium finishes including medal performances at all world events which she attended between the 1984 Paralympic summer games and the 2003 World Athletic Championships...

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