Freshman Kanyon Page caused quite a splash in the Utah High School 6A Swimming Championships earlier this month by winning the 100 Meter Backstroke and finishing third in the 200 Freestyle. While that in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment for a Freshman, his opponents never knew that Kanyon was swimming with a broken wrist!
Kanyon is the son of Sceptre employee Tammie Page. Kanyon had a skateboard accident one week before State and a doctor confirmed Kanyon’s worst fears–he had broken his wrist. Kanyon pushed ahead as best as he could during the week leading up to State. He originally hoped to be able to wear a brace or support of some sort during the meet, but was told his times would not qualify as official by some of the sport’s governing bodies. Undaunted, Kanyon chose to swim with no support of any kind and still won his favorite event, the Backstroke and finished third in swimming’s premier event, the freestyle.
The meet was on a Saturday and Tammie took her son back to the doctor the following week. Kanyon’s wrist was encased in a cast, which will remain until his fracture is healed.
The local Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City learned of Kanyon’s amazing feat and aired an interview with him during their Friday evening newscast and again during their weekly Sunday night show, Sports Page. Video of Kanyon’s swims taken by Tammie were included in the on air segment.
Sceptre congratulates Tammie and her son on this amazing accomplishment!
Photo: Tam and Kan