Jason Wurster has been one of Canada’s top pole vaulters for a decade, winning the national title from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2012. He finished second in 2013 and 2014. Wurster was a CIS Champion in 2008 and 2010. He competed at the Summer Universiade in 2007, 2009 and 2011. He tied with teammate Shawnacy Barber to win silver at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie. Wurster’s other multi-sport competition experience includes the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2011 Pan American Games. He set a personal best of 5.60m indoors in March 2013.
Family: Younger sisters Brittany and Marlee… Getting into the Sport: First tried pole vault in grade nine after struggling with high jump and was hooked instantly… Breaking the OFSAA (Ontario high school) record in grade 12 sparked his dream of competing for Team Canada… Outside Interests: Enjoys working on his house, being outdoors, camping, and fishing… Works full time as a construction superintendent for Lanterra Construction Management… Graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011… Odds and Ends: Role model is 1992 Olympian and former Canadian pole vault record holder Doug Wood who was his coach in high school…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
CWG: 2010 – 7th (pole vault)
PAG: 2011 – 7th (pole vault)