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Athlete of the Month Voting – February 2023

Please submit your choice for the February Athlete of the Month, along with your name and email by noon on Friday, March 10.

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

Nominee Information

Kendra Farmer, Athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

KENDRA FARMER

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Canada West Track and Field Championships
Date of Competition
February 24-25, 2023
Location of Competition
Saskatoon, SK
Scope
Regional
Number of participating provinces
four to six
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1st place (gold medal) – 300m dash; 1st place (gold medal) – 600m run; 1st place (gold medal) – 4x200m relay; 1st place (gold medal) – 4x400m relay
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Track Athlete of the Year – Women
Student-Athlete Community Service Award – Women
Canada West 1st Team All-Star – 300m dash
Canada West 1st Team All-Star – 600m dash
Canada West 1st Team All-Star – 4x200m relay
Canada West 1st Team All-Star – 4x400m relay
Was this competition a qualifier for:
National
What did they qualify for?
U Sports National Track and Field Championships
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition

Kendra was a key member of the U of S Huskies Women’s team, helping them to secure their fifth consecutive Canada West Track and Field Championships team title. Kendra, a fifth-year member of the Huskies, has now been a part of five consecutive Canada West Championship teams. She lead the way for a Huskies podium sweep in the 300m dash, placing first, followed closely by teammates Paige Willems and Grace Igbiki.

Kendra’s winning time of 1:30.32 in the 600m ranks her 3rd in the country and puts her as the fifth fastest Huskie athlete over that distance. She is also currently ranked 3rd in the country in the 300m dash.

Second Competition
Competition Name
Pandas Open
Date of Competition
February 10-11, 2023
Location of Competition
Edmonton, AB
Scope
Regional
Number of participating provinces
one to three
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1st place (gold medal) – 4x400m relay; 2nd place (silver medal) – 60m dash
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
New meet record in the 4x400m relay
Was this competition a qualifier for:
National
What did they qualify for?
Canada West Track and Field Championships and U Sports National Track and Field Championships
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Kendra helped the U of S Huskies set a new meet record in the 4x400m relay. Their time of 3:49.59 also surpassed the automatic qualification standard for the U Sports National Track and Field Championships, securing the team’s spot on the start line at the National Championships in March.
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
Kendra has helped the Huskies Women’s track and field team win 5 consecutive Canada West Track and Field Championships.
Ember Frigon, Archery, nominated by family and supported by the Saskatchewan Archery Association

EMBER FRIGON

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Las Vegas Indoor target
Date of Competition
Feb 3/4
Location of Competition
Las Vegas
Scope
International
Number of participating countries
ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
10 to 39
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
12/39
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
No awards
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Ember competed at the biggest indoor archery in the world with just under 4000 archers attending, she is 9 years old and was in a category that was under 12 and placed 12th out of 39.
Second Competition
Competition Name
Indoor 3d provincials
Date of Competition
Feb 25th
Location of Competition
North Battleford
Scope
Provincial
Number of participating provinces
one to three
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
one to nine
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
Gold
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
First place
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Third Competition
Competition Name
Williston 3d spring shoot
Date of Competition
Feb 11th
Location of Competition
Williston North Dakota
Scope
North Dakota Tournament
Number of participating provinces
one to three
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
one to nine
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1st place and 2nd place
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Ember Placed First in the under 12 division and and placed 2nd in under 15.
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Ember Placed First in the under 12 division and and placed 2nd in under 15.
Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
Ember travelled all of the world and competed at the biggest competition at 9 years old and was not phased by the competition. She is usually talked about at every tournament because she is looked at as the cute little girl who is shooting archery, but once she does start shooting the conversation swings to “have you seen that little girl shoot”.
Rylee Miller, Artistic Gymnastics, nominated by Gymnastics Saskatchewan Inc.

RYLEE MILLER

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Canada Winter Games 2023
Date of Competition
February 20-24, 2023
Location of Competition
Charlottetown, PEI
Scope
National
Number of participating provinces
ten or more
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
40 to 69
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
Floor Exercise – Gold; Balance Beam – Silver; Uneven Bars – Bronze; All Around – 7th; Team Sask – 5th
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition

It was a day to remember for Saskatchewan during gymnastics FINAL day at the 2023 Jeux du Canada Games.

Rylee Miller became SK’s most decorated female gymnast in Canada Games history by winning a bronze (uneven bars), silver (beam) & gold (floor) during yesterday’s individual apparatus finals.

Prior to Miller’s performance, SK had a total of four medals from female athletes in artistic gymnastics over the Games’ 56-year history – meaning Rylee nearly doubled their total in a single day.

Other
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.

Rylee is a leader on the Team Sask gymnastics team, coming in to the 2023 Canada Games as a former national team member, an experienced Gym Sask provincial team member and winner of previous Canadian Championship medals.

Rylee qualified for event finals qualified on Floor, Beam and Uneven Bars, winning medals in each event. She also qualified for and competed in the All Around finals, placing 7th overall of all athletes from across the country. She also helped Team Sask to a 5th place team finish at CWG.

Rylee is a member if the CanAm Gymnastics Club in Saskatoon, and is coached by Leigh Stoddart.

Luca Veeman, Speed Skating, nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association

LUCA VEEMAN

Nominee Accomplishments
Competition Name
Canada Winter Games
Date of Competition
Feb 21-24, 2023
Location of Competition
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Scope
National
Number of participating provinces
ten or more
Number of participating countries
one to three
Number of participants in category/event
40 to 69
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1500m-Silver, Team Pursuit-Silver, Mass Start-Gold, 5000m-Bronze, 1000m-Bronze
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
He had 5 medals including a Gold Medal in the Mass Start. He was the top Speed Skater from Saskatchewan at the Canada Winter Games. He was also the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremonies.
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other athletic highlights from competition
Luca skated great at this competition. 5 total medals is the best one skater has done at the Canada Winter Games in a very long time!
Second Competition
Competition Name
World Junior Championships
Date of Competition
Feb 10-12, 2023
Location of Competition
Inzell, Germany
Scope
International
Number of participating countries
ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
40 to 69
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1500m- 23rd place 1000m- 23rd place, Team Pursuit-6th
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Luca was the top Canadian skater in the 1500m and 1000m. He also skated well on the Team Pursuit Team placing 6th in the World!
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Third Competition
Competition Name
Junior World Cup
Date of Competition
Feb 4-5, 2023
Location of Competition
Inzell, Germany
Scope
International
Number of participating countries
ten or more
Number of participants in category/event
40 to 69
Nominee Placing/Medals Won
1000m-23rd, 1500m-25th
Nominee All-Stars/Awards at event
Luca skated very well at his first ever International competition. He still has another year of Junior Eligibility!
Was this competition a qualifier for:
Highest competition available
Provide any other information that you think will strengthen the nomination.
Luca Veeman had a month to remember. In January he qualified for the Junior National Team. In February he skated at the World Junior Championships in Germany. He followed that up by skating as well as he could have at the Canada Winter Games taking home 5 medals including a Gold Medal in the Mass Start Event. Mass Start is not his strongest race, so to be the Canadian Champion in it at the Canada Winter Games is amazing. Luca spent 4 months training in Calgary (away from home) to prepare for the Canada Winter Games. His gamble paid off with an amazing performance. We could not be more proud of him.

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