And he did just that.
The Wolfville resident, a member of Launchers Athletics in Port Williams, won a gold medal in para shot put at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships in Ottawa July 4-5.
“It’s the first medal that I’ve won in a couple of years at nationals, so I was pretty pumped,” he said, noting that he’s dealt with a few injuries in recent years.
“I wanted to make an impact this year because the last couple of years have been up and down like a yo-yo.”
Bambrick threw a 12-pound shot put 11.12
“I just put my head down and focused,” he said, adding that his Launchers coach Steve Wohlmuth was an invaluable resource while he prepared for the high-level competition.
“We knew I was going to nationals, so we changed a few things and Steve worked with me one on one a lot.”
The 33-year-old has been going to nationals since 2010, but every competition starts with a clean slate. He balances his full-time job at Acadia University with workouts guided by a personal trainer and throwing sessions with Wohlmuth.
“It’s awesome because I’m from the Maritimes and most of the people that I compete with are from Ontario and out
“I just want to be better each meet.”