Brent Friesen is an Inter-provincial Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter specializing in woodworking and finish carpentry and has been self-employed for almost 20 years.
Brent played various sports in school but excelled at shot put and discus. He won gold in shot put at the Saskatchewan Provincials for three years in a row in (1977-79) and advanced to the Saskatchewan Summer Games where we won gold in both shot put and discus events. The following year, he competed at the Canada Summer Games placing 5th as well as Nationals, placing 8th overall.
Brent enjoys coaching and has assisted and head-coached a variety of his twin sons’ minor sports in Medicine Hat including baseball, hockey, and football over the past 7 years. Brent enjoys all sports but still has a passion for track and field.
Payton is currently a student at the University of Alberta and has competed with the Panthers club for many years, as a high school student and an Open athlete. He became involved in track and field at Medicine Hat High School as a long distance runner and had the opportunity to compete at provincials twice for both cross country and track and field. He has previously been involved in other sports such as volleyball, basketball and badminton. Currently he continues to compete for the panthers as well as competing in triathlons and other distance competitions. He is very excited to continue to be involved in track through coaching and to have the opportunity to help other athletes grow and find the same joy in track and field that he has.