Troy Dalton

Owner; BCom, BCRPA

troy@groundworkathletics.ca

Troy is an entrepreneur, natural leader, and competitor who sets aggressive goals for himself, and then strives to achieve them.  He co-founded Groundwork Athletics with lifelong friend and training partner Jon Bula as a way of combining his three passions: people, fitness, and business.  He is also the owner of Factory Hockey Player Development (www.factoryhockey.ca), a 3 time Ironman Finisher, Allan Cup Canadian Hockey Champion, and completer of many other races.

Growing up in Prince George BC with his parents and two sisters, Troy enjoyed many sports and activities including baseball, golf, hiking, and fishing. Hockey was his passion. Playing on a powerful minor hockey team that included many soon to be pro’s pushed him to excel. He eventually captained the hometown junior PG Spruce Kings to the league championship in 1996. After his junior career Troy received a scholarship to play at the University of British Columbia and spent three years completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and captaining the hockey team.

Upon graduating Troy hung up his skates for a year to pursue a career in the brokerage business with CIBC Wood Gundy. Realizing the desire to compete was still burning inside him Troy left the business world, laced up his skates, and signed a pro contract to play in Germany. He then spent two years playing and enjoying Europe and then returned to begin the GWA building process.  It’s been a great journey the last ten years at GWA with many more to come!

Accomplishments

  • 2015 Historic Half Marathon
  • 2015 Ragnar Zion
  • 2014 Tor Des Geants Switzerland (dnf)
  • 2013-14 Various Trail Races
  • 2012 BMO Marathon
  • 2012 Dirty Duo
  • 2010 & 2011 & 2012 Ironman Canada
  • 2011 Victoria Half Ironman
  • 2010 & 2011 Vancouver Half Ironman
  • 2010 Oliver Half Ironman
  • 2008 MOMAR Squamish Adventure Race
  • 2009 BC Bike Race
  • Road Biked 750 km from Geneva, Switzerland to Nice, France
  • 2009 MOMAR Cumberland Adventure Race
  • 2007 Team Canada Hockey Polese Cup in Belarus
  • 2006 Allan Cup Canadian Hockey Champion, 2010 tournament participant
  • Recipient of a hockey scholarship to the University of British Columbia
  • Played three years in CIS, team captain in final season
  • Received MVP, Best Forward, Hardest Worker awards at UBC
  • Played two years of professional hockey in Europe
  • Bachelor of Commerce graduate majoring in Finance
  • 2003 Knee Knacker Trail Run
  • 2004 Half Knee Knacker Trail Run
  • 2004 Sea2Summit Shore2Shore adventure race
  • 2004 Sea2Summit Whistler 2 day adventure race
  • In 2002 started the Holiday Skills Clinic hockey camp for minor hockey players running every Christmas
  • A member of Team Sweden in Disney’s ‘Miracle’ movie

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