Olympic gold-winning wrestler Erica Wiebe qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games back in March, only to find out a few weeks later that the Games were postponed. So, Wiebe, a self-described “dreamer” and “doer,” decided to focus on things she could control and worked to grow as both an athlete and a leader. She picked up road cycling; continued volunteering as a board member of Canadian Sport Institute Calgary; created, developed and served as a counsellor for an online youth wrestling camp; and even embarked on the executive MBA program offered in partnership by Queens University and Cornell University. “I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up,” Wiebe says, with a laugh. “I’m really fascinated by the leadership space and I’m looking to learn and develop, to improve the lives of people in the community and around the world.”
This article appears in the January 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.