Jayd Lukenchuk named Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month

Jayd Lukenchuk of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month Award. The 16-year-old won the vault and rings events and was second in the horizontal bar at the Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships. Due to these placings, he finished first all-round at the Championships. There were 13 competitors in his category. Due to these accomplishments, Lukenchuk was named to the Canadian team, which will compete at the Stella Zahkarova championships in Ukraine. He will also be competing at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, YK. Lukenchuk was nominated by Gymnastics Saskatchewan.

The other nominee was Tarsch Bakos, Saskatoon, fencing.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email prediger@sasksport.sk.ca . For Athlete of the Month program information and lists of previous recipients please visit http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/awards.php.

January 16, 2007