TO THE MODERN PENTATHLETE
Mathea Stevens formally began her pentathlete career at
the age of 13, building on a background of the many disciplines
of horseback riding since her introduction to the sport
at age 6. The Canadian Pony Club initiated her to the
Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon and her promise became
apparent at her first Canadian National Championships
where she placed 1st in her age division. Since this that
time, Mathea has dedicated countless hours intensely training
with the direct focus to represent Canada internationally.
She was chosen for the Junior National Team despite having
3 years remaining to compete as a youth. In her first
year in the junior age category, she was named to the
Senior National Team with a stronger drive to be on the
Canadian Olympic team.
Typically, the peak performance age for the women’s
World Champions in modern pentathlon can range from 25
to 30 years of age. Mathea has benefitted from this early
dedicated training, has many years to grow and excel in
this sport, and has been positioned to gain valuable experience
from the elite senior international athletes.
Academically, Mathea is a third year full-time student
at the University of Ottawa’s Business School of