Personal bests puts Brezden in seventh place at nationals Featured

Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 07:47

Dauphin’s Breken Brezden finished in seventh place at 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, last week, in Oshawa, Ont.

Brezden recorded personal bests in both of her skates, posting a score of 56.06 in the short program, which had her in fifth place, before posting a score of 91.64 in the free skate program, which placed her seventh in the nation.

“Going into the competition, I just wanted to do what I’ve been doing in training and get a personal best and improve my placing. So the thing I set out to do, I accomplished and I’m pretty proud of myself,” she said.

It took a while for her seventh place finish to set in.

“At first, it didn’t really sink in yet. But the day after, I’ve been really excited and really happy about it all,” she said.

Her total score of 147.70 was another personal best and put her just .21 points out of fifth place.

“To be able to go out and do that at nationals, I’m pretty proud of myself,” she said.

Brezden hopes to keep improving as she continues her career and is thankful for the support she has received.

“I’m super thankful for my coaches in Hamilton who have helped me. My coach in Dauphin. My coaches all over, the people who have worked with me,” she said. “And then I’ve seen so many nice messages after my skates and I’m super thankful for that. As well as my parents for believing in me and allowing me to make some changes so I can achieve my goals.”

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