Ryan COCHRANE (CAN)

CACanada
Age:
38 years
Federation:
CANOE KAYAK CANADA
Ryan Cochrane (CAN)

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Scrizzle (scrizzle.ca, 01 Jun 2015)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, football, camping, fishing, reading, video games, movies, music. (scrizzle.ca, 01 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." [Steve Prefontaine] (canadianathletesnow.ca, 01 Sep 2011)
Famous relatives
His partner Mylanie Barre has represented Canada in canoe sprint. She finished 15th in the K2 500m at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Aug 2015; scrizzle.ca, 01 Mar 2015)
Other information
LEARNING CURVE
He believes competing in canoe sprint has taught him a lot about life. "I've learned more in kayaking than I ever did at school. You learn life skills, how to deal with people, all the social skills you need. You learn humility. You learn so many things that are a little bit more difficult in school to learn. That comes from sacrifice, racing, being disciplined, getting up early in the morning to train, things like that." (hantsjournal.ca, 17 May 2011)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age seven with his brother Justin at a club in Windsor, NS, Canada.
Why this sport?
When he was at school in Windsor, NS, Canada, a coach from the local Pisiquid Aquatic Canoe Club gave a talk to pupils about kayaking. "He brought a kayak with him and I remember how excited I was to get home and ask my parents if I could join the canoe club. I joined that summer and have been paddling ever since."
Club / Team
Lac-Beauport: Canada
Name of coach
Fred Jobin [personal, national], CAN

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 July 1983
Height
178 cm
Weight
74 kg
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Partner Mylanie Barre, daughter Layla [2013], son Logan [2015]
Residence
Quebec, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Mount Saint Vincent University: Halifax, NS, CAN