Sask Sport Announces Nominees for the August Athlete of the Month Award
The following athletes are nominees for the Sask Sport Inc. August Athlete of the Month Award:
- Braden Bauml, 17, Muenster. A member of the Team Saskatchewan Midget Selects, Bauml led the team with two home runs and 10 runs batted in (RBIs) at the Baseball Canada Cup, where the team finished in fifth place. He finished the tournament with a .333 batting average, three doubles and a .933 slugging percentage. His performance has earned him an invite to Team Canada's tryouts in Orlando, Florida in October. Bauml was nominated by the Saskatchewan Baseball Association.
- Pete Andrews, 41, Saskatoon. As a member of a mixed Canadian team of multi-plegic athletes, Andrews broke his own Canadian jump record four times to earn gold in the MP2 category at the world's first Pan Am Disabled Water Ski Championships. Andrews earned bronze in the MP1-2-3 seated skier division. He also won a silver medal at the National Adaptive Championships, which earned him a spot on the 2006-07 National Disabled Water Ski Team. Andrews was nominated by Water Ski and Wakeboard Association of Saskatchewan.
- Sydney Byrns, 18, Saskatoon. Byrns captured gold at the Canadian Youth National Sailing Championships at the Wabamun Sailing Club. Her strong performance has now earned her a spot on the National Youth Team in the single-handed radial class. Byrns is a member of the Blackstrap/Saskatoon Sailing Club and was nominated by the Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association.
- Peter Jmaeff, 69, Kamsack. At the Canadian Full-Bore Championships in Ottawa, Jmaeff placed sixth in the Colonel Brick match, eighth in the Army and Navy, 14th in the Tilton and 23rd in the Canadian Bisley aggregate categories. A total of 285 athletes from several countries, including the United States and Great Britain, competed in the event. Due to his performance, Jmaeff will now compete at the Bisley International Competition in England in 2007, and he was named Captain of the Canadian Veterans Team. Jmaeff was nominated by the Saskatchewan Provincial Rifle Association.
- Jason Blakley, 16, Regina. At the Caribbean Youth Cup in Trinidad and Tobago, Blakley was the starting goalie for Canada's U17 National Men's Team in four out of six games. He led the team to two wins at the tournament, and he plans to continue competing in international soccer tournaments. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association.
- Andrew Knorr, 17, Saskatoon. As a member of the Saskatoon Rowing Club, Knorr finished in fourth place at the junior men's coxed four event at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Rowers from 11 countries competed in Knorr's event. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Rowing Association.
- Jessica Guenther, 14, Saskatoon. Guenther competed in the Figures Event as a member of the National 13-15 team at the first annual ASUA Pan Am Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships in Oaxtepec, Mexico. Guenther was the only swimmer from Western Canada to qualify for the team. She finished in tenth place out of 64 competitors, and helped Team Canada win the gold medal in the championship final. Guenther will also compete at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in February. She was nominated by Synchro Saskatchewan.
- Graham DeLaet, 24, Weyburn. At the Canadian Men's Amateur Championships, DeLaet recorded a score of 64 in the second round, which was the lowest score posted at the Canadian Championships. Overall, he finished in fourth place with a two-day total of 138, which was just two strokes behind the leaders'. A total of 165 golfers from ten provinces and four countries competed in the event. DeLaet was nominated by the Saskatchewan Golf Association.
- Jacqueline Rennebohm, 17, Regina. Rennebohm, along with 139 other swimmers from seven countries, competed in the SWAD Canada-USA National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. She earned gold in all five of her events - 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 100m fly and 200m individual medley. Her strong performance has also earned her a spot on the SWAD National Team and Team Canada to represent Canada at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Durban, South Africa in December. She was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan.
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September 13, 2006