Evan Wrensch was born in 2000 in Cape Town and skates in the singles men discipline.
Recent Sporting Achievements
- 2020 WP Senior Men’s Champion
- 2019 WP Junior Men’s Champion
- 2019 National Junior Men’s Champion
- 2019 Western Province Sportsman of the Year
- 2019 Bavarian Open, Germany
- 2019 Junior Grand Prix, Latvia
- 2019 Denis Ten Memorial Trophy, Kazakhstan
Sporting Achievements National and International
- 7 Time National Champion
- 2018 Bosporus Cup Turkey: 4th Place
- 2018 Grand Prix Bratislava: 2nd Place
- 2013 Challenge Cup Hague: 1st Place
- 2012 World Development Trophy Manila: 1st Place
During 2014, he fractured his leg in an accident and was out of action for most of the season. He came back strong and has gone from strength to strength and has mastered all his triples and triple combination jumps. He is currently working on his quad Salchow, Flip and Lutz.
On Saturday mornings, he gives freely of his time to work with the young up and coming skaters in the Forest Hill Academy and the skaters here in Central Gauteng as part of his Community Service and continue to inspire those around him. He is also a Mentor coach for the younger skaters and coach during the week and on Saturdays. He is a role model for many of the skaters in his area province and his country. During the recent Michael Webster seminar, he was the demonstrator for the course and helped the skaters and assisted at the camp.
In his free time, his hobbies include mountain bike racing and swimming. Evan is an adrenalin junkie and he gets a real rush from anything that has a danger factor. He also loves trying backflips and twisting moves at the trampoline parks. His interests include vintage cars and computers.
His coach, Dantin Broodryk, and the following to say about Evan: Evan is a very talented
skater and has had a meteoric rise through the ranks. He is an extremely hard working and dedicated young man and skates approximately 20hrs per week at Northgate and Forest Hill ice rinks, honing his talent. Evan does daily off ice training and plyometrics and on ice fitness and conditioning in addition to his rigorous training schedule. He also does cross training by entering mountain bike races. He has mastered all the triple jumps and triple jump combinations and has started working on quad jumps for the upcoming season. Over the past 12 years I have seen Evan develop from a little boy who was at times wild, to say the least into a very dedicated and focused young man. We have overcome many challenges and failures as well as savouring the successes of his hard work.
The past season has been no exception, with some really trying periods, as he had to work/train remotely, via zoom during the hard Lockdown, doing lots of off ice strength training and conditioning as well as off ice jumping to keep up his skill level. It was sometimes very challenging to keep the motivation going as it seemed like the return to skating was so far off. Fortunately we are now back to a more regular on ice schedule and the anxiety of the lack of ice to train on is a distant memory.
Evan’s goals include qualify for the Four Continents, Senior Worlds and ultimately the Olympic Games.
In December 2019 Evan was awarded the Olympic Solidarity Scholarships form the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Evan hopes to Qualify for the 2022 Beijing Olympics.