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NameSteve James Buzinski
ContingentTeam Alberta
SportSpeed Skating Short Track



500 m Male
Final position: 6
Final BMonday, February 26, 200717:30Canada Games Centre
1000 m Male
Final position: 5
Final BWednesday, February 28, 200717:00Canada Games Centre
1500 m Male
Final position: Bronze
Final A (Primary)Sunday, February 25, 200715:00Canada Games Centre
3000 m Male
Final position: 7
Final A (Primary)Thursday, March 01, 200715:15Canada Games Centre



Height (ft, inches)5,10
Weight (lb)135
Language(s) spokenEnglish, and a tiny bit of French
Years I have participated in my sport
Club or School TeamCalgary Speed Skating Association
CoachAlan McIlveen
Position/Event/SportShort Track Speed Skating
Other recent athletic or artistic accomplishments
National Team Trial Qualifications (2005)

Qualifier 1: Prince George BC
• Finished 5th and received an invitation for Senior National Team Trials 1
o One of the youngest men to ever qualify for Senior National Team Trials

Qualifier 2: Winterfest Calgary
• Finished 5th and received an invitation for Senior National Team Trials 2
o One of the youngest men to ever qualify for Senior National Team Trials

National Team Trials 1 (2005)
• Finished 23rd of 32 in the competition
• This ranking is compared to every short track male speed skater in Canada
o Thus finished 23rd in Canada

National Team Trials 2 (2006)

Finished 31st due to equipment malfunction.

2005 Alberta Rankings

Alberta Ranking (Junior) #1: Age Class Short Track Canadian Championships
Alberta Ranking (Junior) #1: Short Track North American Championships
Alberta Ranking (Junior) #1: Age Class Long Track Canadian Championships
Alberta Ranking (Junior) #1: Long Track North American Championships
Alberta Ranking (All ages) #1: All Ages Alberta Short Track

National Age Class Currently ranked 5th in Canada from (2005-2006 season)


Youngest male (15) to qualify for Alberta Provincial Team
Ranked #1 (out of 10) on the Alberta Provincial Team (all ages)
Finished 5th in Canada as a second year Junior at 2005/06 Age Class Nationals
Bronze Medal 1500M 2004/05 Age Class Nationals
Silver Medal 1000M 2005/06 Age Class Nationals (missed 1st by .009 s)
1ST 2003/04 Alberta Winter Games
Four individual gold medals
Silver in the team relay
Top Ranked Alberta Junior both in Long Track and Short Track
Currently holds both National and Alberta Short Track Records in numerous distances (Short Track)
National Long Track Age Class Record holder (1500m, 3000m)
One of the youngest males (16) to ever qualify for Senior National Team Trials

Also a musician classically trained with 8 years of vocal training working on releasing his first demo album.

Calgary Kiwanis Festival 2003
Vocal Solo (13 and under) - 1st place and Alison Bennett Scholarship
Vocal Solo Musical Theater (13 and under) - 1st place Patrice Barnes Studio Scholarship
Vic Lavicka Scholarship
Hudson Bay Vocal Medal
Games or championships that I have participated in
Year Full name of competition/sport/event Placing
2003/2004 Alberta Winter Games 1st
My goals for the 2007 Canada Winter Games
The ideal is to do the best of my ability. I've trained as hard as I could have to get to the Canada Winter Games, and in a sport such as short track speed skating, placing well is about being smart. So my goal is to race very smart, bring home some medals, meet new people, make new friends, and have the time of my life.
My personal role model
There's too many to really put down. Aside from my family (my two sisters, my mom and dad), I try to model myself after anyone who really feels they have a purpose, someone who doesn't just treat life as a passing, someone who can put themselves forward without any discontent.
However if I had to put a name to a role model it would be Crystal Phillips.
Crystal last year was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She was a former Junior National Team member and also competed at the Canada winter games. Through all her hardships and all the curveballs life has thrown at this outstanding girl, she remains happy, optimistic and really lifts everyone that she ever come in contact with. She was always kind to me when I was growing up in the sport and always treated me equal to everyone else. She always will be a real role model for me.
Other information that could be of interest to the media
I am also a singer/song writer working on releasing a demo album with 4 years of effort into it. I also continue to take singing lessons as I have for the previous 8 years.

I attend the National Sport School in Calgary, Alberta to accommodate my hectic training schedule and my chaotic academic lifestyle.

Salt Lake City Olympic Sendoff - Olympic Plaza - February 2002
Broadcast on national television and CBC radio
Delivered future Olympian speech and was replied to by Elvis Stojko

This was a very inspiring experience for me at age 12, not to mention being around all of my heroes; it was thrilling.