Nominees announced for Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month Award
The following athletes are nominees for the Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month Award:
- Alexandra Wrublesk, 22, Regina - Wrublesk won gold in the Individual Time Trial and the Road Race in the elite women and under 23 women competitions in Quebec City to claim four gold medals. She is the first Saskatchewan rider to win these titles. Her win automatically pre-selects her for the world championships in Salzburg, Austria in September. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Cycling Association.
- Johnathan Ell, 17, Regina - Ell won gold at the Senior 72 kg singles at the Canadian Secondary-School Regatta Championships in St. Catherines, Ontario. He beat 26 other rowers in his category, representing schools from across Canada and the United States. Ell aspires to be on the U23 and National Team. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Rowing Association.
- The Saskatoon Aqualenes Synchronized Swimming Team - At the Canadian Espoir National Synchronized Championships, the Saskatoon Aqualenes competed in the tier 6-16 and over category, the top event at the competition, and placed first in both the Figures event and the Team Routine event. These placing led to a gold medal in Team Championship. This is the first time a Saskatchewan Synchro club has won a National Team Title. The Saskatoon Aqualenes consists of seven female members and coach Laurie Wachs. The team was nominated by Synchro Saskatchewan.
- Bonnie LaPierre, 43, Prince Albert - After placing first in ladies singles at the Saskatchewan Provincial Championships, LaPierre repeated her performance at the National Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There were 30 competitors in her category. Due to this accomplishment, she will represent Canada at the America's Cup in Barbados in July and at the World Master Championships in England during October. Nominated by the Saskatchewan Darts Association.
- Trish Dowling, 46, St. Denis - Dowling achieved a personal best time with an average speed of 13 km/hr, and completion in 12 hours and 20 minutes, while placing eighth overall at the CEI 100 Mile Endurance in Ft. Hawes, Montana. There were 40 horses/riders from three countries in the event, but only 16 completed it. Due to this accomplishment, Dowling will likely be named to the 2007 team for the North American Endurance Championships and is a contender for the 2010 World Games in Kentucky Horse Park. Nominated by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation.
The recipient will be named on Thursday. For more information contact Pat Rediger at 780-9307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11, 2006