Name: Scott Tupper
Sport: Field Hockey
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning the Pan Am Games in Rio and qualifying for Beijing.
How you got involved in your sport: Teammate Philip Wright’s Dad got me involved when I was about 7 years old.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: I don’t think I had a real light bulb moment, but I can remember watching the opening ceremonies for the Atlanta Games when I was 9 and thinking how cool it all looked…perhaps that’s where the seed was planted!
Favorite Quote: “Good enough isn’t good enough”
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund helps athletes like me focus on their training and competition with fewer distractions outside of sport. It helps limit or eliminate another obstacle that stands in the way of Canadian athletes looking to compete at the highest levels in the world. Its initiatives like this that level the playing field for elite athletes and push Canada to the top of the international sporting arena.
Best Result: -1st, Pan Am Games ’07 and Pan Am Cup ’09
-10th 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Fun Facts: -I grew up an ice hockey player who played field hockey on the side, but as I got older I started travelling with select teams and eventually made the Junior National Team in grade 12. The opportunity to play for Canada, see the world with friends and have a shot to compete in the Olympics made the switch over easy, and I haven’t looked back since. I still love to get out on the ice whenever possible, as well as hit the golf course in the summers. I used to golf consistently in the 70’s but with only playing a couple rounds a year it’s getting harder (and more frustrating!)….however it’s still great to get out with a couple friends to enjoy a round and relax away from training