November 29, 2022
Grundahl, Pletz qualify for IBU races
Regina biathletes Janice Grundahl and Logan Pletz have qualified for the International Biathlon Union races, where they will represent Canada in Sweden and Italy in December.
During the three-day trials in Canmore, Grundahl was the top shooter during the event, shooting clean with zero misses on the first day.
Pletz, who was previously selected to the senior national team in May, missed only one target in the sprint race, ensuring his spot on the eight-person team.
The IBU races begin in Dec. 1-4 in Ostersund, Sweden, followed by races Dec. 15-18 in Italy.
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Sask trio to represent Canada on wheelchair basketball roster
Regina products Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk, along with Aberdeen’s Kyrell Sopotyk, attended Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s senior men’s national team camp last week in Calgary. The five-day camp was intended to allow athletes to build chemistry on and off the court, ahead of the upcoming 2023 season.
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Spicer Moran at the Archery Pan Am Championships
At the Pan American Archery Championships in Santiago, Chile, Prince Albert’s Tristan Spicer Moran finished in 17th place in the men’s compound event. In the men’s compound team event, Spicer Moran, along with Jordan Adachi and Austin Taylor finished in fifth place.
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Neufeldt finishes 13th at skeleton World Cup
At the season opening IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup in Whistler B.C., Saskatoon product Evan Neufeldt finished in 13th place in the men’s skeleton event, putting up a time of 54.22 in his first run and 53.52 in his second. Great Britain’s Marcus Wyatt finished first with times of 52.86 and 52.58.
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Deck at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships
Regina diver Presley Deck is among the Canadians in action at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Montreal this week. In the 24th edition of the event, there are more than 250 divers from 40 nations participating. In the Group B Girls platform event, Deck finished in fifth place.
Deck trains with Mary Carroll, a Saskatoon-based coach who also works with Calgary-based diver Luc Goertzen, who is also competing this week.
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WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
The Canadian men’s national softball team, featuring Saskatchewan products Justin Laskowski, Devon McCullough and Zach Pierce, opened the 2022 World Baseball Softball Confederation Men’s Softball World Cup with a 3-2 win over Venezuela on the weekend. The Canadians followed that up with a 10-0 win over Denmark, an 11-0 win over South Africa and a 6-0 win over Australia to remain undefeated.
Canada now has sole possession of first place heading into the final preliminary round game against Japan on Tuesday night. The playoff round begins Wednesday.
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Canada at the Para Hockey Cup
Regina’s Kyle McDonald is serving as the mental performance consultant for Canada’s men’s para hockey team, as the group is in action at the Para Hockey Cup in Nova Scotia. Canada opened with an 8-0 win over Italy on Sunday and followed that up with a 5-0 against Czechia on Monday. Canada plays the United States on Wednesday with the semifinals set for Thursday and the finals on Saturday.
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