Brandon Chai

Brandon has been golfing since the age of 9. His passion for the sport grew in the last four years when he chose to play competitively. In 2016, he competed in 16 tournaments. These ranged from a variety of regional zone, provincial and national competitions. He has had three wins and eight top three finishes. In July 2016, Brandon was on the Zone 2 Junior Golf Team competing at the BC Summer Games. In August 2016, he qualified and was invited to an International Players Competition in Jasper. In November 2016, he also qualified (top three Juvenile Order Of Merit in BC on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour) and was invited to an International Tournament in Phoenix.

Brandon is a member of a golf academy and trains all year round. During the golf season, March to October, he practices at the driving range, on the course and in the gym. November to February is spent fitness training and conditioning throughout the week. The game of golf is both physical and mental – requiring persistent dedication and Brandon embraces it. There is always room for improvement and Brandon continues to strive for excellence every chance he can. Understanding that his game pushes him to become a better golfer and person, Brandon is willing to make the commitment to succeed.

In 2017, he plans to compete again at the provincial, national and international level. Brandon is excited to see what he can achieve in the next two seasons before university. He challenges himself in every aspect of his training. He will continue to train with his golf coach, fitness trainers and manual therapy with Dylan Wiebe. Together, they will support Brandon in his future successes.

Born and raised in Trail, British Columbia, Burhan Pourmokhtari dreamt of becoming an elite athlete. He spent his entire life performing at the highest level in everything he set his interests on. In particular, he focused on hockey and soccer as his chosen sports. Burhan played junior hockey in the KIJHL as well as playing college hockey for the Selkirk Saints in the BCIHL. While being an exceptional athlete, Burhan remained loyal to his studies as indicated by receiving the KIJHL Bursary Award as well as the Trail Minor Hockey Association Bursary for his academic performance. He realized that he needed to move on from hockey and so went to UBCO to secure his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology (2015). Also worth mentioning, he was a member of the UBCO capture the flag team that became the number one team out of all Canadian universities at Kin Games 2015 held in Vancouver.

Without competitive hockey, Burhan sought to quench his desire for greatness by chasing a new dream, to becoming an elite bodybuilder. He coveted a new challenge, and placed 5th out of 20 competitors in his first natural bodybuilding contest in Kelowna, BC. There he met his trainer Michael Martinz who helped mold him into an elite bodybuilder that placed 4th in the BC Provincial Championship in the middleweight division (2014). This left a stale taste in Burhan’s mouth as the top 3 competitors move on to the National championship. Burhan took action and with relentless work ethic in his training with Michael Martinz and manual therapy sessions with Dylan Wiebe RMT, Burhan achieved 1st place at the Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic Light Heavyweight division (2015). Burhan now sets his eyes on the 2016 BC Provincial Championships with the sole goal of winning and having a shot at the National Championship through the guidance of his trainers and therapists.

Isabella Haldane

Isabella Haldane started Rhythmic Gymnastics 5 years ago when she was 7 years old.

Under the leadership of her coach, Camille Martens, Isabella’s strong commitment to her intensive training regime coupled with her pure love for her sport has led to many successes.

From winning invitational competitions, podium finishes at Western Canadian Championships as a pre-novice, to an 8th place ranking at Nationals as a Novice, Isabella continues to excel.

Isabella’s future in her sport is bright and she is grateful to Dylan Wiebe RMT for his expertise in keeping her performing at her best.