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Athlete of the Month Voting – August 2022

Please submit your choice for the August Athlete of the Month, along with your name and email by noon on Friday, September 9.

More information on the nominees is available below, click on an athlete’s name to learn more.

Nominee Information

Alexis Ashworth, Olympic Weightlifting, nominated by Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association

ALEXIS ASHWORTH

Competition Name
  2022 Commonwealth Games – Olympic Weightlifting Competition
Date of Competition
  August 2, 2022
Location of Competition
  Birmingham, England
Scope
  International
Number of participating provinces
  one to three
Number of participating countries
  ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  Silver medal – Women 71 KG
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  N/A
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  No
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
  https://leaderpost.com/life/queen-city/alexis-ashworth-lifting-her-career-to-new-heights-at-commonwealth-games

https://leaderpost.com/sports/saskatchewans-alexis-ashworth-wins-commonwealth-games-silver-medal

https://leaderpost.com/sports/saskatchewan-weightlifter-alexis-ashworth-qualifies-for-commonwealth-games

Bradyn Giraudier, Athletics, nominated by Special Olympics Saskatchewan

BRADYN GIRAUDIER

Competition Name
  2022 Canada Summer Games – Athletics
Date of Competition
  August 16-20, 2022
Location of Competition
  Niagara, Ontario
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  seven to nine
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  Silver – 100m Special Olympics, Silver – 200m Special Olympics
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  2 silver medals
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  Bradyn’s only two events were the 100m and 200m and he posted personal best times in both events while capturing the double silver.
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  No
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
  Bradyn attended the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg. Competing in the 100m and 200m, he finished 4th in each event that year. Bradyn has been dedicated to training and improving his performance over the 5 years since those games. The growth athletically and personally has led to an accomplished young man on and off the track. He is also a large influence on his younger brother Kyle Giruadier who also competed at the 2017 and 2022 Canada Games. Bradyn’s results at this competition are of high quality personally and in relation to the other competitors.
Pepper Howe, Rowing, nominated by Saskatchewan Rowing Association

PEPPER HOWE

Competition Name
  Canada Summer Games
Date of Competition
  August 15-21
Location of Competition
  St. Catharines, ON
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  ten or more
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  Silver – Women’s Quadruple Sculls, Bronze – Women’s Single Scull, Bronze – Women’s Eight with Coxswain
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  None
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  This was the first time that a rower from Saskatchewan has won 3 medals at the same Canada Summer Games regatta. Pepper also competed in the Women’s Single Scull and Quadruple Scull within the 90 minutes of each other.
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  No
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
  Pepper attended the Rowing Canada U23 national team trials, ultimately being invited to train with the team for further selection. She was not chosen for a crew attending Worlds, but gained much experience in her second year of rowing at that level.
Hannah Ouellette, Para Swimming, nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

HANNAH OUELLETTE

Competition Name
  Canada Games – Niagara 2022
Date of Competition
  August 7-13, 2022
Location of Competition
  Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  ten or more
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  one to nine
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  Bronze Medal Para S5 – 50 Fly
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  Bronze Medal
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  This was Saskatchewan’s first medal at the Games! 🙂
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  No
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
  https://www.sasktoday.ca/central/local-sports/starting-young-works-wonders-for-para-swimmer-ouellette-5693210

https://thestarphoenix.com/sports/hannah-ouellette-wins-saskatchewans-first-medal-at-canada-summer-games/wcm/c51ba7a6-b9fb-4827-a973-16c9e7e37be8

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/hannah-ouellette-wins-saskatchewans-first-medal-at-canada-summer-games/ar-AA10uMdP

Savannah Sutherland, Athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

SAVANNAH SUTHERLAND

Competition Name
  World Athletics U20 Championships
Date of Competition
  August 1 – August 6, 2022
Location of Competition
  Cali, Colombia
Scope
  International
Number of participating provinces
  ten or more
Number of participating countries
  ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
  40 to 69
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  Fifth place, Women’s 4x400m; 42nd place, Women’s 400m hurdles
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  Fifth place, Women’s 4x400m; 42nd place, Women’s 400m hurdles
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  Savannah ran a strong race in the heats of the 400m hurdles and was in a good position to advance to the semi-finals but fell over the last hurdle.
Savannah was a core member of the women’s 4x400m relay, running in the heats and the final. In the heats she helped Team Canada easily advance to the final, running 3:33.98, good enough for second place in the heats. In the final she helped to improve Team Canada’s time to 3:33.60, good enough for a fifth place final position. This was a season’s best time for the U20 women’s 4x400m team.
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  Yes
Second Competition
Competition Name
  Canada Summer Games
Date of Competition
  August 6 – August 21, 2022 (Athletics from August 16 – August 20)
Location of Competition
  Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  ten or more
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  First place (gold medal), 400m hurdles
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  First place (gold medal), 400m hurdles.
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  Also ran as part of Team Saskatchewan’s 4x400m relay team in the heats, helping the team to run the third fastest time of all teams in the heats. The 4x400m relay team did not run in the final due to injury of another team member.
Savannah came close to breaking to Canada Summer Games record in the 400m hurdles, 58.46 set by Olympian Sage Watson at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Savannah had run faster than this time earlier in the season. Savannah ran 59.80 in the final to claim the gold medal, beating her next closest competitor by a large margin of 1.39 seconds.
Saskatchewan High Performance Target Shooting Team, Target Shooting, nominated by Saskatchewan Target Shooting Association

SASKATCHEWAN HIGH PERFORMANCE TARGET SHOOTING TEAM

Competition Name
  SFC Canadian Rifle and Pistol National Championships
Date of Competition
  August 7th, 2022
Location of Competition
  Cookstown, ON
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  seven to nine
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  1 Champion, 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  Canadian women’s air rifle Champion- Sasha Krakowka 13 yrs
25m Pistol – Michelle Stewart – silver
Free Pistol – Rex Norman – Jr Gold
25m Rapid Fire Jesse Olsen -Gold, Rex Norman – Silver, Seth Norman -Bronze
STD Pistol Rex Norman Bronze, Jesse Olsen 4th
Centre Fire Pistol Jesse Olsen – Gold
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  International
What did they qualify for?
  Team Canada for all athletes listed, World Championship, CAT Games
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  Rex Norman Qualified for World Championships Egypt in October and for CAT Games in Peru in November.
Did the nominee compete in more than one competition in the month?
  Yes
Second Competition
Competition Name
  Canadian Junior National Air Gun Championships
Date of Competition
  August 20-21, 2022
Location of Competition
  Virtual competition across Canada, our province held in Saskatoon
Scope
  National
Number of participating provinces
  seven to nine
Number of participating countries
  one to three
Number of participants in category/event
  10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
  2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze and Mixed Team Gold
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
  Sasha Krakowka – Canadian Junior Air Rifle Champion -Gold Womens
Freddie Dutka – Men’s Air Rifle Silver
Sasha Krakowka and Freddie Dutka Mixed Teams Rifle Gold
Rex Norman – Canadian Junior Men’s Air Pistol Champion – Gold
Cameron Krueger – Men’s Air Pistol Silver
Seth Norman – Men’s Air Pistol Bronze
Was this competition a qualifier for:
  Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
  Sasha Krakowka scores beat both men and women. She is both the National Womens and National Jr. Champion at age 13. The all Sask Podium for men’s air pistol was a huge boost to all the clubs in Saskatchewan. Our Sask athletes dominated at both Nationals and Junior National, bringing home the most metals and recognition from the Shooting Federation Of Canada
Did the nominee compete in another competition?
  No
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
  The STSA sent 6 athletes to Nationals and all but one metaled. There was an all Sask Podium for 25m Rapid Fire and a Canadian Women Air Rifle Champion. Our junior athletes brought home 5 out of 12 metals from the Junior Championships and with an additional Gold for Mixed teams. Our athletes are thriving and are among the top athletes in the country for their respective disciplines. The fact that we are sending our athletes to international competitions to represent Canada demonstrates how strong we are in the sport. It puts Saskatchewan as the top province for producing top quality athletes.

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