van der Spek, David

ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY / PROFILE - David van der Spek

 

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 Last Name: van der Spek

Given Name(s): David

Gender: male

Date of Birth: 13-1-1997

Home Town:  Sidney

Province: BC

Club: Calgary Archers

Bow: Hoyt ION-X / F7 FOAM

Right or Left Hand:    Left Handed

Types of Archery Pursued: FITA Target Outdoor / Indoor

Personal Coach’s Name: Alan Southwood

School (if applicable):  Segbroek High School

Career (if applicable):

Why and when did you get involved in archery?

I have always been interested in archery for as long as I can remember, but the club near me wouldn't let me start until I was ten, so I started in 2007.

Hours of practice per week:  +/- 25 hours

Archery Goals:

 Short Term Goals:

Qualify for Youth Olympic Games 2014

Long Term Goals:

Gold at the Olympic Games

Previous National Team Member:

Yes / No: Yes in The Netherlands; also member of the Canadian Team at Youth Worlds in Wuxi, China, and the CQT YOG in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2013.

Event(s) & Year(s): 2011/2013

Major Canadian Tournament Results:

Event:  Alberta Provincial Championships    

Year:  2011   

Division: recurve cub 

Placing: 1st

Event: Canadian Championships Outdoor Target    

Year:  2011   

Division: recurve cub 

Placing: 1st    

(Major) International Tournament Results:  

Event:  Junior Face2Face, Netherlands        

Year:  2011   

Division: aspirant       

Placing: 1st    

Event:  Junior National Championships, Netherlands        

Year:  2013   

Division: recurve cadet      

Placing: 1st    

Event:  CQT YOG, Buenos Aires, Argentina        

Year:  2013   

Division: recurve cadet      

Placing: 1st    

Event:  Continental Tournament, Buenos Aires, Argentina        

Year:  2013   

Division: recurve cadet      

Placing: 2nd    

Records Set / Held (division, score, year, place):

Provincial:

Alberta:

Cub, FITA 1440 (1340), 50m (331), 40m (342), 30m (339), 20m (349), FITA 720 (652)

Cadet: FITA 1440 (1320), 70m (318), 60m (331), 50m (323), 30m (348), FITA 720 (646)

Junior: 70m (318), 50m (323), 30m (348)

Senior: 30m (348)

Canadian records:

Cub:

FITA:   1340    2011    Calgary

50m:    331      2010    Calgary

40m:    342      2011    Calgary

30m:    339      2011    Almere

720:     652      2011    Calgary

Cadet:

720 round:     646          2013    Almere

1440 round: 1320          2013     Purmerend

Other Athletic Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:

Jiu Jitsu, Iaido.

Personal Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:

Mixing, remixing and producing music.

Engineering.

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