Castlegar area athletes heading to the BCWG

It's not a large group heading to Mission from the "Crossroads of the Kootenays" but it's an eager one.

Tyler Hartleb

Tyler Hartleb

Castlegar athletes (and brothers) Tyler and Ian Hartleb will be heading to Mission to compete in the 2014 BC Winter Games.

This will be Tyler’s third games. He competed in speed skating in the 2012 BC Winter Games, and athletics in the 2012 BC Summer Games. The upcoming Mission event will be Ian’s first games involvement and he is looking forward to the experience.

Also from Castlegar is Zone 1 head coach Jason Hartleb. Jason will be assisted by Daryl Rasmussen. Daryl is a former national team member and, according the the elder Hartleb, “…a huge benefit to our local club in Nelson.”  Also from Nelson rounding out the team is Spencer Pearson Atkins. This will be Spencer’s first games as well.

The Hartleb brothers and their dad (and coach, Jason) traveled recently to get tuned up for the games by taking part in a Kamloops meet, while the hockey playing girls, mentioned below, were competing in Vancouver.

It’s not a large group heading to Mission from the “Crossroads of the Kootenays” but it’s an eager one.

Emilie teBulte of Castlegar, and Kelsey Patterson of Robson (pictured below) will wear the regional colours in female hockey and Robyn Flynn of Castlegar with compete in curling.

Best of luck to all, and have a tremendous adventure in the Fraser Valley.