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Jake Campbell Beaton

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
North Bay, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Trade - Welder - Canadore College: North Bay, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 26 in 2015.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games. "I've always been interested in fitness and strength training, and immediately fell in love with the sport."
Club / Team
Canadore Panthers: North Bay, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Jordan Franks [personal], CAN, from 2017
Training Regime
He trains for four to eight hours a week at Canadore College in North Bay, ON, Canada.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Canada
Location
Bogotá, COL

General interest

Nicknames
Jake the Snake [the name of a former professional wrestler]. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hobbies
Sport, video games. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Canada at the 2018 Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The bar is always going up." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He has played Para ice hockey for the North Bay Ice Breakers in Ontario, Canada, since 1998. (kissnorthbay.com, 09 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and underwent 40 operations before he was age 10. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; nugget.ca, 12 Oct 2018)
Other information
PARA ICE HOCKEY
He plays Para ice hockey while also competing in Para powerlifting. "Para powerlifting is totally different than playing hockey. I find powerlifting a lot more rewarding, but the pressure is completely on you. If you win, you get all of the glory. But if you lose, it's on you." (nugget.ca, 12 Oct 2018)