Julee Stewart of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport’s August Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Baton Twirling Association.
Stewart won gold in the Adult Elite 3-Baton and placed fifth in the Adult Elite Artistic Twirl event at the International Cup in Limoges, France. She also was a member of an artistic group at the International Cup that placed third.
Stewart also competed in the Grand Prix held in Limoges where she finished sixth in Adult Elite Solo and 12th in the Adult Elite 2- Baton. She was also part of an Elite Team at the Grand Prix that finished eighth. Stewart competed at the Elite level in all her events which is the highest level offered at any baton competition.
The other outstanding nominees were:
- Brielle McCullough, Regina, softball – competed in the Women’s Canadian Championships where her team placed second, and she was named the All-Star Infielder and MVP for the qualifying round.
- Jayden Hingley, Saskatoon, canoeing – won 10 gold medals and two silvers at the Western Canada Summer Games. He also competed at the Canadian Sprint National Championships where he won two bronze medals in the JR men’s C2 500m and in the U18 Men’s C2 200m.
- Carter Lucas, Saskatoon, waterski – placed first, third and fourth in his events at the Canadian National Waterski championships. He also placed second and had two fifth place finishes at the Can-Am Championships.
- Bradyn Giraudier, Assiniboia, athletics, Special Olympics – competed in the Western Canada Summer Games where he won gold in the 200m, shot put and the 4 x 100m mixed relay. He also won two silver medals in the 100m and long jump.
- Team Saskatchewan, athletics – placed first with a combined score of 2161 points at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games. This is the first time that a team from Saskatchewan has finished first in the athletics portion of the games.
- Krystal Shaw, Regina, swimming – at the Para Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, Shaw won three silver medals in S7-100m Freestyle, S7- 100m Backstroke, and the S7- 50m Freestyle. She also won bronze as part of the Medley Relay Team.