Korey Jarvis has been representing Canada internationally since 2007 but it was in 2014 when he earned his first victories, taking gold at the City of Sassari Tournament and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. That was his second Commonwealth Games medal, having won silver at Delhi 2010. Jarvis competed in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2011 Pan American Games but came up short of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games in that discipline. A three-time world championship team member, Jarvis has made six appearances at the Pan American Championships, winning six medals, including bronzes in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines in 2011. He won silver in the 125kg freestyle division at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and secured his spot in Rio with a second place finish at the continental qualifier in March 2016.
Getting to Know…
Family: Parents Gord and Joanne Jarvis… Older siblings Kate Smith and Jesse Jarvis… Daughter Brynlee was born in May 2012… Outside Interests: Studied weld engineering at Conestoga College… Works as a full time welder for Royal Stainless Steel while managing his full time training program… Enjoys cooking and spending time with family… Odds and Ends: Prepares for a match by thinking of going out and working the other person… Nickname: Jarvie…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – SILVER (125kg freestyle); 2011 – 7th (96kg Greco-Roman)
Commonwealth Games: 2014 – GOLD (125kg); 2010 – SILVER (96kg)
UWW World Championships: 2015 – 28th (125kg); 2014 – 19th (125kg); 2013 – 15th (120kg)
Pan American Championships: 2015 – BRONZE (125kg); 2014 – BRONZE (125kg); 2013 – SILVER (120kg); 2012 – 5th (96kg Greco-Roman); 2011 – BRONZE (120kg), BRONZE (96kg Greco-Roman); 2009 – BRONZE (96kg)