Sport: Athletics – Throws
Mentor: Georgette Reed
Fun fact: Loves cliff jumping!
Chelcie Kucharuk only signed up for throws in high school as a way to spend time in the offseason from basketball. But, after a serious knee injury sidelined her basketball career, Kucharuk found her true passion in athletics. She competed with the University of Alberta Pandas Track and Field team throwing shot put and weight throw from 2005-2012, and was coached by her Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship mentor, Georgette Reed.
A current masters athlete in throws, Kucharuk uses her knowledge gained as an athlete, and her ongoing National Coaching Certification Program coach education to guide her coaching in a variety of disciplines. She currently coaches the Edmonton Masters Athletic Association in shot put, javelin, discus, and hammer where her athletes have had great success internationally at various world master games. She also coaches athletes at Harry Ainlay High School, and was selected to be the Zone 6 throws coach for the 2012 Midget/Youth Alberta Summer Games.
Kucharuk’s greatest wish is, “to share my passion and knowedge of throws, so that I can give back to the sport all that I have received.”