Kris Odegard named Sask Sport Inc. named April Athlete of the Month

Kris Odegard of Saskatoon has been named the Sask Sport Inc. April Athlete of the Month.

During his first competition as a member of Team Canada, Odegard earned gold in the racquetball competition at the Pan-Am Championships in Guatemala City. A total of 100 athletes from 13 countries competed in the world-class event.

His performance has now earned him the right to compete at the upcoming National and World Racquetball Championships. Odegard was nominated by the Saskatchewan Racquetball Association.

The other nominees were: Stuart Twardzik, Debden, boxing; Brittany Blair and W. Bryce Bartel, Drake, figure skaing; Lucian Phillips, Regina, taekwon-do; Team Saskatchewan Junior Wheelchair Basetball Team; and Jessica Guenther, Saskatoon, synchro.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email prediger@sasksport.sk.ca

May 12, 2006