Calgary, AB - True North Mortgage, Canada’s largest independent mortgage brokerage, proudly announces a one-year sponsorship with Team Canada Men's Skeleton Athlete Barrett Martineau. This sponsorship marks the second sponsorship provided by TNM to Team Canada's Skeleton Team over the last year.
"I am very excited about my partnership with True North Mortgage this season," says Barrett Martineau.
"Not only have they provided me the financial stability to perform at my best, they have also supported and backed Canadian Athletes."
Name: Barrett Martineau
Born: September 4th, 1991
Hometown: Calgary, AB
University: Mount Royal University (Business) - Calgary, AB
Sport: Men's Skeleton
"My name is Barrett Martineau and I have been around sport my whole life. Born in Calgary in 1991, I’ve been training as an athlete since I was 7 years old. I am currently 26 and I compete for Canada on the National Skeleton team.
From the moment I first sped down the Skeleton track at Canada Olympic Park, I fell in love with the sport and knew I wanted to devote myself to training with the goal of standing on the Olympic podium one day as a Skeleton champion. Though I started Skeleton in 2010, my intense training and Olympic dream started long before then.
In 1998 at the age of seven, I began training in Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined. Those 12 years as a Ski Jump/Nordic Combined competitor shaped me into the athlete and person I am today and provided me with the competitive edge that fuels my dedication, determination and drive to be the best. Since my skeleton journey started years ago, I’ve received many athletic accolades and will enter the 2018 season as Canada’s #1 ranked Skeleton athlete.
Over the next year, I will continue my pursuit of excellence by representing Canada in the World Cup tour, all while fighting my way to the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea 2018. Ultimately it is my goal to represent Canada in a competitive manner at the Olympic Games in 2018."