The Huskies will lose wrestlers Ryan Myrfield, Landon Squires, Koren Pitkethly and Natasha Kramble to graduation next year. While most of them will be staying on with the Huskies program as members of the Saskatoon Wrestling Club, a group that trains with the Dogs, some want to go further and represent Canada at the Olympic Games. That dream, however, is at risk.
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Only a year after Huskies football sensation Ben Coakwell finished his last season with the club, he is finding international success in bobsledding. With only three months of bobsled training under his belt, the former running back is already competing for Team Canada on the world stage.
Huskies women’s basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis, who is also an assistant coach with Team Canada, is headed to the London Olympics.
Vancouver recently hosted 1,000 athletes and delegates for a big party, celebrating sports, culture and human rights in the LGBT community.
His name is Laslo Babits, but you can call him the autograph man. Not because he gives a lot out, but because he wants yours.
Here are some of the best photos from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, captured by the Sheaf’s photo editor Robby Davis.
After defeating Korea 8-7 over the course of eight ends at Vancouver’s Paralympic Curling Centre on March 20, it was clear from the thousands of people who filled the venue that wheelchair curling was at home in Canada.
Canada’s Paralympic sledge hockey team came close on March 19, but Norway ultimately grabbed victory by scoring the winning goal with 3.6 seconds remaining. But if the Canadian team’s morale was crushed by their loss to Norway, a visit from prime minister Stephen Harper may have helped.
A 3-1 loss to Japan in the semi-finals on March 18 and a 2-1 defeat handed out by Norway on March 19 in the bronze medal showdown has eliminated any prospect of sledge hockey establishing itself alongside the original ice hockey ”” at least for now.
Five wrestlers and four medals ”” that’s how you own a podium. Just ask Jill Gallays and the Huskies wrestling crew who recently put the competition in a chokehold at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships.
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