Featured B78 Athlete: Angela Vacchino

published on 2018.10.04

FUN FACT: Angela is a former Pro Snowcross Racer

“I raced for the Factory Team Arctic Cat for many years as a top Female Pro level rider. I raced both in Canada and the USA and also represented Canada at the Title of the Nations in Sweden. Over the course of my 10 year career I won 6 Canadian National Championships and one World Championship out of the USA. At the race of nations I took a 3rd place for Canada after an early crash. Snowcross was a major part of my life on and off the track. I built great friendships and have been able to give back to the sport by mentoring young female riders. I currently organize and host a National race in my home town of Timmins Ontario. It’s always fun to stay in the loop.”

What dream goal are you chasing?

  • To compete at the Xterra World Championships in Maui and to finish the race above mid pack in my age group! (STATUS UPDATE: Angela accomplished this goal when she qualified at the Thunder Bay Sleeping Giant Xterra this summer)

What is your favourite post race meal?

  • My favourite post race meal would have to be my chocolate *Isagenix shake with greens, fruit powder and a banana blended with water and lots of ice! I usually follow that up with a Pizza and a Bud Light:)

What goal did you crush in 2017?

  • My 2017 Goal was to train hard again in the pool and to attend the Ontario Provincial Masters Swim meet in Ottawa Ontario. I accomplished both; entering 6 events and placing top three in four of them. This was a major goal as I had not been in the pool for over 15 years.

What is something weird but awesome you’d like to share?

  • I crossed the finish line at the Thunder Bay Sleeping Giant Xterra on August 25th, and I said “ This is the worst F8@#I&%4 thing I have ever done, and promptly signed up for the Xterra World Championships in Maui so I could do it again:)

Ang will compete in Maui at Xterra Worlds on October 28th, and is currently training her heart out to crush her dream goal!

 

 

 

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