Weight Class: 63kg
Birthdate: September 24, 1990
Hometown: Olds, Alberta
Currently Living: Vancouver, British Columbia
Club: Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club
Coaches: Mike Jones & Dave McKay

 

BIOGRAPHY

Danielle grew up in the small town of Olds, Alberta as the second oldest child of four siblings. She was involved in many different sports growing up, and as a result was always an athletic and competitive individual.

Danielle was first introduced to the sport of wrestling in sixth grade when a couple of her friends joined the school’s wrestling team and convinced her to come out to practice to try it out. Her love for the sport has been growing and evolving since this time, and in 2006, Danielle made her first Cadet national team. Since this time, she has been a member of Team Canada and has had the opportunity to represent Canada at many international events.

Danielle moved from Olds to Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2008 to attend Simon Fraser University (SFU) and to wrestle for SFU’s varsity wrestling team. Danielle graduated with her Bachelors degree in Criminology in June 2013 and finished her university wrestling career as a three time WCWA national champion.

Danielle decided to continue her education at SFU, and enrolled in graduate school in the fall of 2013. In September 2015 she successfully defended her thesis which focused on the topic of “gender and policing”.

She is currently a full time athlete living in Vancouver and wrestling for the Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club.

 

 

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2006 - Cadet National Champion
2007 - Juvenile National Champion                                         Cadet Pan American Champion                       
2008 - Juvenile National Champion
2009 - Junior National Champion
2010 - Junior World Champion                                                 CIS Champion                                                                    WCWA National Champion
2011-  WCWA National Champion                                              Silver at Senior National Championships
2012 -  Bronze at University World Championships                  Silver at Senior National Championships
2013 - WCWA National Champion                                              Silver at the Senior National Championships
2014 - Senior National Champion                  University World Champion
Commonwealth Games Champion
2015 -  Canadian Olympic Team Trials                 2016- Olympic Test Event Champion                            German Grand Prix Champion                            Klippan Ladies Open Bronze                              Olympian (forfeit due to injury)