Greg Urbanczyk


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High Jump & Javelin

Following his successful athletic career, Greg recently began coaching for the Spartans; bringing an extensive array of athletic experience to those he coaches. Now a member of the Spartans Board, Greg competed in Track & Field for 20 years, spending 10 of those years as a decathlete working with some of the most notable coaching names in the sport in recent decades including George Gemer, Larry Steinke, Les Gramantik and Rich Hesketh.

Greg is a two-time Canada West Conference champion, winning and breaking the pentathlon record both times, a feat that earned him two awards for “Outstanding Male Athlete.” At the national level in university, he won a bronze and two silver medals in pentathlon, as well as a bronze and a silver medal in decathlon. He has won multiple Alberta provincial championships and was named Athlete of the Year upon graduating from the University of Lethbridge.

When it comes to coaching, Greg emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between keeping it simple and having the work ethic to succeed. Hailing from Lethbridge, Greg competed in the sport at a time when there wasn’t much to work with in terms of facilities or funding. But he says that “if you really want to succeed in athletics, you will put in the commitment and hard work to go out and get it”.

Athletic Highlights

Two-time Canada West Conference champion and Outstanding Male Athlete, 1999 and 2000
1999 Western Canada Games gold medal in Decathlon
Canadian Senior Track Championships silver medalist in 1999 and bronze medalist in 2002 in Decathlon
Alberta Outdoor Provincial Champion 1999, 2001, 2003 – 2005 in Decathlon
Athlete of the year, University of Lethbridge, 2001

Contact

Please contact our Athlete Coordinator from the Contact webpage.
Our Athlete Coordinator will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on that to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.

Practice schedule

Fall outdoor season

The fall outdoor season has ended.

Indoor season

Coach Greg’s group has moved indoor in November having the following training schedule:

Week Day Time Slot Practice Type Location
Wednesday 5:00PM to 7:00PM High Jump Jack Simpson at University of Calgary

Any other disruptions to this schedule will be privately communicated by coach Greg in advance to all group members.

Javelin training is offered only during outdoor season.