May 31, 2022
Thibeault a World Champion
After getting her start in boxing in Regina, Tammara Thibeault is a world champion.
Thibeault defeated Atheyna Bylon of Panama to claim the title of world champion in the middleweight final at the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, winning the second world championship medal in her career as she improved on her bronze from 2019.
The gold medal won’t be all for Thibeault this summer, who will represent Canada once again after being named to Team Canada for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Trio of Saskatchewan divers back on national stage
Pike Lake’s Rylan Wiens, Regina’s Bjorn Markentin and Margo Erlam, who trains in Saskatoon, are all returning from Victoria with more national experience under their belts after competing at the 2022 Diving Canada Summer National Championships in Victoria, B.C.
Wiens, who competed for Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, claimed gold in the men’s open 10m with a score of 511.10. Margo Erlam also finished on the podium with second-place finishes in both the women’s open 1m and 3m to bring home a pair of silver medals. Bjorn Markentin finished fifth and eighth in the men’s open 1m and 3m.
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Sask. products star at racquetball nationals
Some of Saskatchewan’s best racquetball players competed amongst the nation’s best this past weekend at the 2022 Racquetball National Championships in Brossard, Que.
Saskatoon’s Danielle Drury came home with two medals — bronze in women’s open singles, as well as silver in women’s open doubles alongside partner Alexis Iwaasa.
Also finishing on the podium in women’s open doubles was Macrorie, Sask. product Cassie Prentice, who along with her teammate Disney Lineares, won bronze. Prentice also was named the girls 21-and-under national champion, with the Junior National Championships held in concurrent fashion.
Meanwhile, Saskatoon’s Lee Connell won bronze in men’s open singles, and came just short of a second medal in men’s open doubles after a fourth-place finish with partner Trevor Webb.
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Boudreau bound for Costa Rica
The list of appointments for Chantal Boudreau continues to grow longer. The Regina product was named as an assistant referee the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, which is set to take place in Costa Rica this August.
Boudreau is one of 17 Canadian referees on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees and has previously served as an official for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and in women’s soccer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Weber is off to Wisconsin
Jason Weber will be once again representing Team Canada, as the Saskatoon product was named as the strength and conditioning coach for Team Canada at the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, which is scheduled for June 6-13 in Madison and Middleton, Wisc.
Weber was named to the same role in 2021 when he went to Calgary for the team’s summer development camp, but this time around he will don the maple leaf on the world stage.
Moe will go to Birmingham
Jocelyne Moe was selected by Weightlifting Canada as an official for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, which will be the second Commonwealth Games for the Humboldt product, after previously officiating at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Moe, who was a recipient of the Saskatchewan Sports Volunteer Dedication Award in 2021, will be joined in England by fellow Saskatchewan product Alexis Ashworth, who is set to compete in the female 71 kg weight division.