Biography:

Garnett StevensGarnett Stevens is an athlete on the rise, having returned to modern pentathlon competition following several years away from the sport. He first competed internationally in 2008 at the NORCECA Youth Championships, where he finished second, and was a member of the national development team until 2010 before stepping away. After returning to full time training, he was named to the national team in 2014 which led to him making his UIPM World Cup debut in February 2015.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Greg and Janice Stevens… Older sister Mathea is also a member of the modern pentathlon national team… Younger brother John… Getting into the Sport: Started modern pentathlon at age 11… Was introduced to the sport through competing in tetrathlon (swimming, riding, shooting, running) with the Pony Club… Has wanted to represent Canada since he played house league sports and wanted more out of it… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing recreational flag football and doing volunteer work… Second year student at the University of Ottawa, pursuing Bachelor degree in anthropology and human kinetics… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Garn… Collects a small jar of earth from each country he visits… Favourite motto: “If it was easy, everybody would do it”…