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Henry, Bryan '91 - Track

Bryan’s senior year at Ridley was one for the record books, captaining all three of his competitive teams: First Boys soccer, squash and track. At the 1991 OFSAA Track and Field Championships, he surprised himself, his family, and, he suspects, his coach, taking the gold in the 800 meters and setting the Canadian Inter-Scholastic record in the process.

After Ridley, Bryan moved on to Harvard, where he excelled as a member of the track and field team, taking on a leadership role as captain and winning the prestigious William J. Bingham Award for Harvard Athlete of the Year in 1995. But Bryan is quick to point out that even impressive accolades like these are not the greatest reward for athletes. Instead, he says, “the greatest lessons learned in sport have less to do with personal achievement and more to do with sportsmanship, goal setting and dedication.”
“Whether an elite athlete, or a recreational enthusiast, sports are a unique opportunity to develop character, strive to reach your potential and enjoy the camaraderie of friends.”
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