Asquith’s Ryan Rousell won two gold medals at the 2022 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championship, earning him the Sask Sport Athlete of the Month award for October.
Rousell won gold in the Category A Men’s Sabre event and followed that up with another gold in the Category A Men’s Epee event, which was held Oct. 22-25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In the sabre event, Rousell, who was the top seed heading into competition, upgraded his silver medal finish from 2018, beating Brazil’s Kevin Damasceno 15-8 in the 2022 final.
The following day in the epee event, Rousell beat Brazil’s Nielson de Oliveira 15-11, winning his second gold medal in as many days.
Rousell was nominated by the Saskatchewan Fencing Association.
- Graeme Fish, Speed Skating, nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association
- Jonathan Podbielski, Athletics – Cross Country, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
- Makenna Smith, Olympic Weightlifting, nominated by Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association