Special Olympics of Ontario

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt ."
~Athletes' Oath

Here is the Biography of the Special Olympics of Ontario athletes training at STSA:

Name: Matt Morrow
Sports: power lifting, basket ball, swimming, softball, bowling, Bocce
Year in SOO: since the early 90's
Personal best:

squat: 172.5 kg
dead lift: 202.5 kg
bench press: 97.5 kg

Name: Heather Calvert
Sports: power lifting, curling
Years is SOO: 32
Personal best:

squat: 52.5 kg
dead lift: 87.5 kg
bench press: 42.5 kg

Name: Rahim Jamani
Sports: Power lifting, softball, swimming, basketball, Bocce
Years in SOO: 18
Personal best:

squat: 25 kg
dead lift: 87.5 kg
bench press: 45 kg

Name: Scott Palmer
Sports: power lifting, Bocce, bowling, basketball
Years in SOO: 9
Personal best:

squat: 35 kg
dead lift: 45 kg
bench press 50 kg

Name: Michael Hutchingame
Sports: power lifting, curling, bowling
Years in SOO: 6
Personal best:

squat: 60 kg
dead lift: 40 kg
bench press: 35

Name: Tina Morrow
Sports: power lifting, bowling, curling, Bocce,
Years in SOO: since the early 90's
Personal best:

dead lift: 50 kg
bench press: 42.5 kg

Name : Cindy Fritsch
Sports: power lifting, softball, swimming, bowling, curling
Years in SOO: 30
Personal best:

squat: 42.5 kg
dead lift: 50 kg
bench press: 35 kg

Name: Daniel Paré
Position: Head Coach
Years with SOO athletes: 16

Name: Noreen Lanning
Position: Assistant coach
Years with SOO athletes: 10

Name: Kyle Kingsbury
Position: Assistant coach
Years with SOO athletes: first year

The following clips show Cindy, Heather, Matt, Michael, Rahim and Tina doing bench-press.


Tina benches.


Rahim benches.


Michael benches.


Matt benches.


Heather benches.


Cindy benches.


SOO deadlift session - Special Olympics of Ontario, powerlifting division, during a deadlift workout. Strength and conditioning Daniel goes over the rules with the team for an upcoming competition.


SOO, Special Olympics of Ontario, Powerlifting division, during a squat workout. Strength and conditioning coach Daniel Paré goes over the rules with the team for an up coming competition.