Update on Brett DavieThursday, January 30, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
SooToday.com has received the following welcome update on the progress of Sault Ste. Marie Biathlon rising star Brett Davie from his dad, Scott. Be sure to click the link in the update below to follow Brett's progress in the Czech Republic live on Friday.
Just reporting that Brett Davie had his first International Biathlon race today in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.
Brett had a great race coming in 25 out of 77 the worlds best Junior Men Biathletes, and was second of the four Canadian men to cross the finish line.
Brett shot 17 for 20, and skied 15 KM at time of 48:29, 12 second behind the next Canadian Christian Gow.
Brett said that he is very happy with his first international race, and can't wait for his next sprint race on 31 Jan 14 in Nove Mesto.
Live results can be viewed on www.worldbiathlon.com
, then click on European Championships, and the Junior Men.
The race starts at 7 a.m.
(File photo of Brett Davie provided by Scott Davie)
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THE RELIC 1/30/2014 8:41:18 AM Report
Great to see Brett chasing his dreams....
Interested in seeing Biathlon live....The provincial cadet competition is happening on February 8th and 9th at the Algoma Rod and Gun Club!
Go get em Brett!
IB-fine 1/30/2014 9:03:55 AM Report
Congratulations Brett and family!
About time the city started to take notice and help out with financial costs for this up and coming star athlete. I don't just mean the city council but local people helping to donate money to his travel and equipment costs!
The family are just regular working folks and the provincial and federal grants aren't much until they reach Olympic levels. We need to do fundraisers or just give what you can to the family so that Brett can represent the city and province and yes now the country.
Brett has the talent, we just need to help him finance his travel and equipment costs.
My granddaughter was doing terrific in Eastern ON in figure skating but once she got to the Novice level (level before juniors) the family could no longer afford better skates ($1000 + blades of $400) and coaching of over $5000 for a season plus extra ice time. It's a shame when someone with natural talent and skill has to quit due to no support from others.
Now that Brett has reached this level in Juniors he's in contention for the next Olympics as a senior. Let's join together like the Soo always has and support Brett and his family so he can get to more competitions, get the best equipment and coaching and be our next Olympic athlete!
tinfoilhatsailsman 1/30/2014 9:51:26 AM Report
Congrats Brett, I know you have worked long and hard to achieve this. Looking forward to more great things from you. It is nice to see so many young people putting the Soo on the international sports stage. Good luck to everyone.
morningstar2 1/31/2014 9:43:43 AM Report
Would like to have followed Brett's race, but either I am missing something or that website provided gets you no where... too bad