Name: Darthe Capellan
First time CAN Fund recipient
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Best Result: Placed 3rd in Pan American Games
On The National Team Since (Year): 2015
Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
A person that has significantly impacted me in my journey to becoming the best athlete I could possibly be is my mom. She has been there to support me since day 1, from giving me rides to practices, or driving me to tournaments at 6AM in the morning and cooking my meals or even being mindful when I am cutting weight. I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today without her. She always has me in her thoughts and prayers.
Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you.
What do you value most in your friends?
I value my friends’ genuine nature.
What is your favourite tv series?
How did you get involved in your sport?
I was confronted by the wrestling coach in highschool and asked if wanted to join the team
What is the biggest hurdle you have overcome to get to where you are today?
The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was to defeat opponents that had more experience than me in wrestling. It was difficult because I had to overcome the mental aspect of the thought that a person who had many years of experience than me can be beat.