Michael Mercer

Birthdate: October 6, 1990
Hometown: Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Residence: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Class: BC2

Michael Mercer has been playing boccia for the past five years since he was introduced to the sport through Easter Seals NL in a recreation program in 2011. Since then Mercer has developed a passion for the game and enjoys the competitive nature of the sport. After competing at his first Canadian Boccia Championship in 2013, Mercer knew he wanted to compete for Canada at an international level and has been working very hard to improve his game. Most recently, he competed at the 2018 Canadian Boccia Championships and the 2018 CPISRA World Games where he won a silver medal in both. Mercer enjoys demonstrating boccia to elementary school students through an after school program where he is known as “Magic Mike” to all the students. In his spare time he enjoys photography, working out in the gym and being outdoors.

2013 – 2015 Provincial Champion (BC2)
2016 Boccia Blast National Open – Gold (Team)
2017 BISFed Montreal Regional Open Championships – Gold (Team)
2017 Canadian Boccia Championships – Gold (Team)
2017 BISFed Kansas City Boccia World Open – 14th Place (Individual)
2017 – 2018 Provincial Champion (BC2)
2018 CPISRA World Games – Silver (Team & Individual)
2018 Canadian Boccia Championships – Silver (Individual)
2018 BISFed Montreal Boccia World Open – 9th Place (Individual)
2019 BISFed Montreal Boccia World Open – 17th Place (Individual)