Local athletes bring home medals from Western Canada Summer Games

Several athletes from this region were among the medal winners at the Western Canada Summer Games event in Wood Buffalo, Alberta earlier this month.
The Saskatchewan Women’s Basketball team captured a gold medal with a 74-51 win over Manitoba in the championship final on August 11. The team advanced to the final with a 67-41 win over Alberta in the semi-final. The team includes Kelsey Wiebe of Langham, Becka Hryhoriw of Warman and Chelsea Misskey of Warman.
The Saskatchewan men’s baseball team won a silver medal, after losing 7-3 to BC in the championship final game. Owen Lindberg of Dalmeny is a member of the team.
The Saskatchewan women’s softball team won a bronze medal after beating Manitoba 6-3 in the final. The team includes Breanne Neudorf of Hague and Brandi Cameron of Beardy’s.
The Saskatchewan women’s volleyball team won a bronze medal. The team includes Jayden Weber of Warman
Rya Wiebe of Martensville won a gold medal for her performance on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics competition on August 11.
She also won a bronze medal on the uneven bars in artistic gymnastics on August fourth in the vault event, and finished fifth in the overall standings in Artistic Gymnastics.
Nakia Thorpe of Vanscoy won a gold medal in Javelin in athletics on August 8.
Brenna Bagnell of Warman won a silver medal in judo on August 8. She is also a member of the women’s provincial judo team, which won a bronze medal at the Games.
Noah Royer of Grasswood won a silver medal on the parallel bars in Artistic Gymnastics on August 11. He is also a member of the men’s gymnastics team, which won a bronze medal at the games.
Andrew Nilsen of Warman Nathan Mortin of Regina won a bronze medal in 5000-meter two-man canoe-kayak on August 10. The pair also picked up bronze medals in the 1000-meter, 200-meter and 500-meter two-man canoe-kayak events.
Andrew Nilsen, Simon Chambers-Crease, Dieter Hueck and Nathan Mortin won a silver medal in the 1000-meter four man canoe-kayak August 9.
Cole Fry of Langham came close to winning a medal. He placed fourth in shot put in the Athletics competition on August 9.
Overall, Team Saskatchewan won a total of 122 medals, including 22 gold, 42 silver and 63 bronze medals in the Western Canada Games.