Lea Wachowich has wanted to represent Canada since she won gold at the 1995 Canada Winter Games with Dorothy Ludwig in the air pistol pair event. Wachowich has been competing internationally since 2001, recording her best results at that year’s Continental American Championships and the 2011 Pan Am Games, finishing seventh in the 25m pistol at both events. Wachowich’s other multi-sport competition experience also includes the 2007 Pan Am Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She has also appeared at two editions of the ISSF World Championships and multiple ISSF World Cup events, in which her top result in the 25m pistol is 28th place, recorded at the 2013 stop in Fort Benning. Wachowich won national titles in the 25m pistol in 2011 and the 10m air pistol in 2012.
Family: Parents Ken and Gladys Wachowich… Sisters Jody and Susan… Getting into the Sport: Started shooting at age 12 when she was given the opportunity to try out for the Canada Games… Outside Interests: Earned Bachelor of Food Science in 2007 from the University of Alberta… Works as a Food Safety Specialist… Enjoys hiking, geocaching, exploring the outdoors… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Live your dreams don’t dream your life”… Inspired by 1984 Olympic gold medallist Linda Thom… Has a good luck cookie that she puts on her shooting table which keeps her smiling… Always travels with a book for the “hurry up and wait” moments… Uses high energy music to get her in the right mood and zone…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – 7th (25m pistol); 2007 – 14th (25m pistol)
CWG: 2010 – 8th (25m pistol)
ISSF WCh: 2014 – 56th (25m pistol), 83rd (10m air pistol); 2010 – 100th (25m pistol)
CAT: 2014 – 8th (25m pistol), 21st (10m air pistol); 2010 – 10th (25m pistol); 2005 – 11th (25m pistol); 2001 – 7th (25m pistol), 8th (10m air pistol)