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Description: Despite a number of tolerable winters over the past few years, life still isn’t easy in Winnipeg in January. However, snow, cold, a challenging drive and a penchant for cocooning, is worth the suffering when summer arrives in Manitoba. The lakes, parks, the big sunny sky, they all make our summer in something close to paradise. In this summer edition, SportsLife celebrates the things that make summer great- Shaw Park, Assiniboia Downs, Investors Group Field, the MB Marathon, the golf courses.

sportslife 2017 Volume 4 Issue 4 Winnipeg Edition Winnipeg s place to play Darvill Enlists a Former Goldie to Become Goldeyes Best Hitter WHSFL Grads Head to College Jockey Adolfo Morales is the Downs Red-Hot Winner Marissa Naylor Wins National Female Bowling Crown Then Gets Set For Summer Golf Season Full Manitoba Marathon Coverage Sherman Greenfeld Inducted Into Two More Halls of Fame www.SportsLife.life CANADA BEATS COSTA-RICA Page 30 Large 2-TOPPING PIZZA an pizza rp Supe Thick & fluffy pan pizza crust new (204) IN THE EXCHANGE FITNESS CENTRE Intro O er Annual Membership grand opening When you sign up now for a 399 FREE ACCESS until September 1 2017 yearly membership enjoy move.sportforlifefitness.ca sportslife Contents 4 sportslife 16 10 goldeyes 12 14 The Best bowler is a great golfer 06 the starting line-up Hottest News Stories in Manitoba Sports 23 high school football Winnipeg Stars Move Up Darvill Prepares for 2017 Season 24 assiniboia downs Morales Dominates June Racing at the Downs touch football Bombers PIT Launch New Partnership 25 triathlon championships Mislawchuk and Roy Win National Basketball Alleyn and Wagner Play International 26 manitoba marathon 28 manitoba marathon 39th Annual Run Photo Feature 16 Bowling and Golf 18 ringette 20 Boxing Off Season Preparation Teresa Fekensa Bayisa Wins Results Marissa Naylor Crowned Canada s Best Female Bowler 29 wwcFL football Fearless vs Saskatoon Photo Feature Hope and Smiling Begins in the Ring 30 women s soccer Canada s vs Costa Rica Photo Feature 22 Racquetball Hall of fame 31 community billboard Greenfeld Inducted Support Your Local Community SportsLife is Manitoba s amateur sports magazine. This is where sports fans will meet the Olympians of tomorrow and the medalists of today and they all compete right here in Manitoba. We exist to pay tribute to those who make sport so important to this province. Published by SportsLife Publications it is edited by Scott Taylor and is designed and developed by Scott Taylor Debbie Dunmall and OV Suvajac. SportsLife Magazine is printed by Quantum Graphics. Any opinions expressed belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily express the views of the magazine or of the publishers. All published work is edited for accuracy style and clarity. We do accept unsolicited material as long as it refers to athletes coaches or volunteers involved in sport in Manitoba. For all information and advertising rates we can be reached at 204-996-4146 or 204-296-GOAL (4625). PUBLISHER OV Suvajac publisher sportslife.life 202B - 2621 Portage Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R3J 0P7 204-996-4146 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Scott Taylor sdtaylor2 shaw.ca ART DIRECTOR Debbie Dunmall ddunmall gmail.com ADVERTISING OV Suvajac SportsLife live.ca COVER PHOTO Mike Legace Golf Manitoba CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Jeff and Tara Miller James Carey Lauder Marc Nedelec Bruce Fedyck Dan LeMoal Stephen Maunder Basketball Manitoba Mike Lagace Golf Manitoba Rock Steady Boxing Manitoba Racquetball Glenn Dickson Alfonso Morales Assiniboia Downs Canadian Centre for Sport Manitoba CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Scott Taylor Lisa Lysen Fiona Rettie Chris Zuk Adam Wedlake Jeff Eyamie Amber Penner and Alex Paton SUMMER IS PARADISE IN OUR TOWN Despite a number of tolerable winters over the past few years life still isn t easy in Winnipeg in January. However snow cold a challenging drive and a penchant for cocooning is worth the suffering when summer arrives in Manitoba. The lakes the parks the big sunny sky they re all the things that make summer in our city something close to paradise. And this year s summer edition of SportsLife celebrates all the things that make summer great Shaw Park Assiniboia Downs Investors Group Field the Manitoba Marathon the golf courses and all the wonderful people. Our own Lisa Lysen has a terrific story about Rock Steady Boxing and the two sensational people Brandt Butt and Sheri Larsen-Celhar who make the program a civic treasure. We also introduce you to Canada s finest female bowler Winnipeg s Marissa Naylor who also happens to be one of the three top female golfers in the province. As well we take you to the Downs where 46-year-old Peruvian jockey Adolfo Morales calls Winnipeg his second home and is tearing up the track this season. We introduce you to Wes Darvill the talented third baseman from Langley B.C. who has not only become one of the best ball players on the Goldeyes but also one of the best in all of independent baseball thanks to an athletic trainer from Winnipeg. And we get you up-to-date with all the latest inductees to Manitoba s and Canada s various Sports Halls of Fame. Just to round things out we have full Manitoba Marathon coverage full coverage of the Canada-Costa Rica soccer friendly featuring Winnipeg s own Danielle Scott a pictorial look at the Fearless female football team and all the latest amateur sports news from the U of M to the national gymnastics championships. So thanks for picking us up and taking us to the lake. We hope to provide you with a good read as you watch the sunset tonight. After all we re SportsLife Winnipeg s Place to Play. SCOTT TAYLOR Editor-in-Chief SportsLife is published at least six times a year by SportsLife Publications. All sales are managed by SportsLife Publications. All design and layout is provided by Debbie Dunmall and SportsLife is printed by Quantum Graphics. www.SportsLife.life sportslife 5 Starting Compiled by Scott Taylor Photos by Jeff MIller James Carey Lauder and Bruce Fedyck SportsLife Magazine brings you the hottest news stories in Manitoba sports. Once again we ll catch up with a number of the star athletes who have been so sensational in 2017 the Line-Up High Performance Categories MANITOBANS WIN FOUR MEDALS AT GYMNASTICS NATIONALS Led by Brandon s Olympian Isabela Onyshko Manitobans won four medals at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Montreal. As well our local athletes also had some very solid nearmedal performances. Here are the highlights of Manitoba s performances Junior Quinn Skrupa Brandon Eagles Gym Club Bronze in All Around. Silver on Beam. Fourth on Floor. Seventh on Vault. Senior Isabela Onyshko Brandon Eagles Gym Club Gold on Beam. Fourth in All Around. Fourth on Uneven Bars. Novice Okeri Katjivari Brandon Eagles Gym Club Fifth on Uneven Bars. Fifth on Beam 10th in All Around. Men s National Open Davey Boschmann Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre Bronze on High Bar Seventh on Vault. 11th in All Around. JO Level 10 (12-15-years-old) Alexis Gillespie Panthers Gym Club Fourth on Vault. JO Level 10 (Over 16-years-old) Jamie Wakin Springers Gym Club Fourth in All Around. Fourth on Uneven Bars. Fourth on Beam. Stephanie Clarkson Springers Gym Club Seventh on Beam. CANADA BEATS COSTA RICA IN FRONT OF 14 000-PLUS The kids sure loved it. Jessie Fleming scored in the third minute captain Christine Sinclair scored on a penalty kick and Adriana Leon tallied late as Canada s national women s soccer team beat Costa Rica 3-1 in an international friendly on Thursday night. An announced crowd of 14 434 at Investors Group Field wore their red and white Team Canada shirts and cheered loudly from start to finish. Canada scored early as Sinclair set up Fleming on what turned out to be a beautiful goal. Costa Rica didn t get a shot until the 27th minute. Most of the first half was played in Costa Rica s end. Sinclair scored her 168th career goal on a penalty in the 52nd minute to make it 2-0 but Winnipeg s Desiree Scott who played well until she gave away the ball in the 56th minute and Costa Rica scored to make it 2-1. It didn t matter to all the young players in the crowd. They came to worship their heroes and they did it for a full 90 minutes. 6 sportslife AKOT RECLASSIFIES WILL HEAD TO ARIZONA THIS FALL Winnipeg s 6-foot-8 205-pound basketball phenomenon Emmanuel Akot a former member of the Winnipeg Wolves has decided to reclassify and will enter the University of Arizona this fall. Akot who has been playing at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant UT and has also played with Team Manitoba and Team Canada had originally decided to play his extra year of Prep School basketball at Wasatch and enroll at Arizona in the fall of 2018. However the five-star-rated commit was convinced to start at Arizona this fall. Akot will be asked to fill the vacancy left by Kobi Simmons who opted for the NBA Draft after his freshman season. Akot a leaper playmaker and solid inside scorer will start in the backcourt for the Wildcats next season. DAYRIT COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG Don Dayrit (Winnipeg Manitoba) one of the best high school players in Manitoba has committed to head coach Mike Raimbault s program at the University of Winnipeg for the start of the 2017-2018 Canada West season in September. Dayrit a 6-foot guard recently completed his final season as a member of the Sisler Spartans. During the season he averaged 27.9 points and four rebounds per game while connecting on 48 per cent of his shots from the field and 84 per cent from the free throw line. The Spartans co-captain was named the Most Valuable Player at the 50th Wesmen Classic leading the Spartans with a game high 28 points in a 74-61 victory over Dakota in the Championship Final. BRANDON U ANNOUNCES A NEW WALL OF FAME CLASS Brandon University Athletics has announced its 2017 Wall of Fame inductees a group that includes eight individuals and two teams. It s a pretty outstanding collection of some of the best athletes and teams in Manitoba history. The 2017 induction class includes Neil Andrews Community Leader Football (1965-1966) Debbie Baker (nee Morris) Athlete Basketball Field Hockey (1975-1980) Karen Dunbar (nee Anderson) Athlete Basketball Field Hockey (1968-1972) Peter Hagberg Athlete Football (1969-1973) Doug Hedley Athlete Hockey (1977-1982) Lorne Lagimodiere Athlete Football (1968-1973) Ron Westcott Community Leader Curling (1965-1969) Rick Williamson Community Leader Judo Football (1968-1972) Bobcat Men s Hockey Team (1980-81) College Caps Football Team (1950-51) The Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame is located on the second level of BU s Healthy Living Centre. The display features team pictures artifacts and uniforms from past teams and athletes of Brandon University and Brandon College. Tickets for the Wall of Fame brunch on Saturday Oct. 14 at the Victoria Inn Imperial Ballroom can be purchased from the Customer Service Centre at the Healthy Living Centre for 50. Tables of eight can be reserved for 350 and those travelling from outside of Brandon can reserve tickets by calling (204) 727-7354. sportslife 7 MANITOBA FIRST PROVINCE WINS BOTH NAHC CHAMPIONSHIPS It was a national first for Manitoba at the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship. Cross Lake s Justin Nachbaur of the OCN Blizzard scored the winning goal at 13 25 of overtime as Team Manitoba beat Team Ontario 6-5 in overtime in the championship game of the men s event at the NAHC in Cowichan Valley B.C. With the win Manitoba claimed both gold medals at this year s NAHC. The women coached by Dale Bear were so good they won the championship game 7-0 over Team Saskatchewan. This is the third time the Female Manitoba team has won gold in the championships (2009 2010) and the second time for the male team (2002) which is coached by Kevin Monkman. The NAHC provides a forum for elite Aboriginal hockey players throughout Canada. Each region is represented by two teams one male and one female which are both comprised of bantam and midget age athletes from across their region. The event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country. BISONS BERUBE CERNY AND WOG AT SUMMER UNIVERSIADE Bison track coach Claude Berube will join swimmer Kelsey Wog and swim coach Vlastimil Cerny at the 2017 Summer Universiade (FISU Games) in Taipei from Aug. 19-30 2017. Berube was recently selected as head Athletics coach for Team Canada. For Berube now in his 21st season with Manitoba heading into the 2017-18 season this is the fourth time (2007 2011 2015 and 2017) he has been named head coach for Team Canada at a Summer Universiade. As well he was a Universiade staff coach in 2005. In addition Bison throwing and jumping coach Mingpu Wu will also be a part of Team Canada as a staff Athletics coach at the 2017 Universiade. Wu was part of Team Canada for the 2011 Summer Universiade. The Canadian Summer Universiade Athletics squad will be formally announced after results from the Canadian Track and Field Championships held in Ottawa from July 3-9 2017. The team will be comprised of athletes competing at U SPORTS-level plus NCAA or NAIA competitors as well as those athletes from Canadian colleges. Canada won three Athletics medals at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju South Korea silvers in men s racewalk and women s 1500m and a bronze in women s shot put. DUFRESNE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AUSTIN-MATTHEWS AWARD Coleen Dufresne who was both a remarkable CIAU athlete and then a highlyrespected CIAU CIS and U SPORT coach and administrator has been named the winner of the 2017 Austin-Matthews Award from U Sport. The former University of Manitoba Bison athletic director and women s basketball coach retired almost a year ago after 32 years at the university. This is only the second time someone from the U of M has received this prestigious award since they started handing it out in 1981. The Austin-Matthews Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to interuniversity sport as demonstrated by long-term commitment and leadership as a coach director chairperson and or executive committee member at the local provincial and or national levels. 8 sportslife 75 On cruises to the Caribbean Alaska Europe & MORE DREAMING OF A GETAWAY Book a vacation where the view changes with every sunrise. TEAM JOIN OUR Become part of the Expedia family and join our team of 4 000 Vacation Consultants. FLEXIBILITY ONGOING SUPPORT FUN MORE CRUISES than just We o er Learn more at www.joinecsc.com or call Teri Recunyk at (204) 224 7447 154-2025 Corydon Avenue www.cruiseshipcenters.ca Winnipeg Winnipeg (204) 224 7447 toll free 1 (866) 760 7526 1436 Henderson Hwy www.cruiseshipcenters.ca Kildonan Kildonan (204) 421 5611 toll free 1 (855) 214 7545 A Full Service Agency of Cruise and Land Vacation Packages Some restrictions apply. Call for details. When you book a cruise with us you can also redeem Aeroplan Miles Darvill Joins with an Old Goldie to Prepare for Goldeyes 2017 Season By Scott Taylor Photos by Jeff Miller and Dan LeMoal Darvill went back to the West Coast and started working out with a new trainer. When the 2017 season started Darvill was ready to rip. After the first 36 games this season he s hitting .348 with 22 runs scored and 19 driven in. Last year he had two home runs in 96 games. This year he s matched that number in 36 games. My trainer Scott Hebert is a guy who is originally from Winnipeg said Darvill. He usually trains mostly hockey players in the Vancouver area so yeah I worked out with him in the off-season. He s a really fun guy to work out with. Tons of energy every day and it was fun to be in the gym with him every day. For those who might remember Scott Hebert was a Goldeye himself although it was a long time ago. These days he is the owner of Excel Fitness and has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach for 15 years. He s the former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Vancouver Canucks (1999-2001) and has had much success with hockey players from the NHL AHL WHL and countless Junior and Minor league players from lacrosse rugby football soccer baseball and basketball. He s known as a trainer who gets the most out of all the athletes he trains. He s a Reebok Master Trainer for B.C. a guy who certifies fitness professionals in a variety of courses through Reebok University. What people might forget about Hebert a consummate professional in his field is the fact that during the Goldeyes first season Scott Hebert was the team s conditioning coach and then doubled as Goldie. Yeah he doubled up as Goldie and the strength coach back in the 90s Darvill said with a laugh. But he won a ring back in those days and we took a picture together when I received my ring so that was pretty cool. We did a lot of explosive training rotational training core training and shoulders. Olympic-type base lifts and a lot of shoulder pre-hab. Obviously that training regimen did Darvill a lot of good. This year he s not only pounding the baseball he also has 10 steals in 22 games. Last year he had 18 in 96. When he arrived in Winnipeg in April Wes Darvill Early in the 2016 American Association baseball season Wes Darvill was struggling at the plate. The veteran professional from Langley B.C. either couldn t get comfortable in the batter s box or could get accustomed to the pitching at the independent level. As the season went along Darvill got his game together and finished the season with a .262 batting average with 51 runs scored 41 runs driven in and 18 stolen bases. He vowed in the offseason that he d start the 2017 season just as he left off the 2016 campaign on a tear. 10 sportslife regimen helped but I also think seeing and knowing the pitchers really helped too said Darvill. It s a combination for things. I m used to the ballparks I ve seen some of the pitchers again and the more you see the pitchers the more it helps the hitters. I believe that anyway. Wes Darvill (left) and Scott Hebert in the gym of 2016 he had played seven seasons of professional baseball in the United States but he d never been to the Peg. He used the opportunity to drive from west to east. No I d never been to Winnipeg before Darvill said with a laugh. It was a great drive coming here from Langley. I came down through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary then across Saskatchewan with all the big tractors. It was quite an experience. I actually liked it a lot. It was a cool drive. Darvill who came out of the same high school program as former Blue Jays now White Sox infielder Brett Lawrie is a guy from B.C. who never played any hockey. From the heart of baseball in Canada the West Coast he never dreamed of playing on Hockey Night in Canada but he did dream of playing on ESPN s Baseball Night in America. I never played hockey just baseball said Darvill. I played for the Langley Blaze an awesome organization with great coaching then I played for Greg Hamilton on the junior national team with a lot of great coaches and great players there. I got lots of exposure there and it was fun playing. It was like a pro atmosphere there. I was drafted by the Cubs right of high school (fifth round in 2009). Darvill 25 was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and played seven seasons in the Cubs organization. The 6-foot-2 190-pounder with the rocket arm put up good offensive numbers in the minors but not good enough for the Cubs. After last season Darvill wanted to hit better and run faster and that s what he and Hebert worked on all winter. He wanted to add bat speed and to do that we added horsepower at the moment of truth said Hebert. We worked on every single part of his swing from his big toe to the top of his shoulders. He hit the ball last year he just didn t hit it hard enough. We added miles per hour to his swing with the use of video by making him stronger and giving him better rotation in his hips. We also changed his stance in order to give him a few extra milliseconds to determine the speed and trajectory of the pitch. Then we worked on his speed. We made him quicker on the base paths. I have hours and hours of footage of the work we did. Hebert who has worked with hundreds of pro hockey players including the Sedin brothers Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith made Darvill a better ball player. In fact this season Darvill has been better than anyone could have expected. He s faster stronger and smarter and he s been playing with a lot more confidence. I think the switch in off-season Coming back with the same guys the same coaching staff helps too. I m much more comfortable here now than when I arrived last spring. Ultimately though it s confidence. That s what every hitter thrives off. So it s a combination of things that have helped make me a more confident hitter. And it also didn t hurt that the Goldeyes first Goldie is now one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in Vancouver. l sportslife 11 football for all BLUE BOMBERS AND PIT FOOTBALL LEAGUE LAUNCH NEW PARTNERSHIP AIMED AT ADULT REC FOOTBALL PLAYERS By Jeff Eyamie Photos by Johany Jutras Sometimes Winnipeg Blue Bombers play recreational football. Take Bombers starting running back Andrew Harris for example. According to the PIT website Harris played in 2010 and 2011. He played a total of six games logging a sack six interceptions nine TD passes and a total of 31 points. I played one or two games. It was a lot of fun. I remember they were late games a Friday or Saturday night I think it was a bunch of guys I played high school with. It was a good time. It gives guys an opportunity to still play the game without the physical tackling aspect. The running the routes and being a DB those are very similar to the pro game on the gridiron. It s a great way to run around. The Winnipeg Football Club wanted to strengthen the connection between the pro game and recreational football which is why the Bombers have entered into a new partnership with the PIT Football League. Both the PIT Football league and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers share the love of football so it s a natural partnership that we re excited to launch says Blue Bombers President and CEO Wade Miller. The Bombers aim to support the entire thriving football community in Manitoba including recreational touch and flag football players Miller says. The PIT League is now the official touch football league of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and with that distinction comes several perks. The players are extremely excited about their upcoming games at Investors Group Field with teams making requests for games under the lights and specific game dates so that visiting family and friends can attend says PIT League President Jon Franklin. Having your team s championship photo on the Bomber site is very exciting and this year s IGF Championships will be especially thrilling. The partnership provides a larger feeling of validation for an often under-the-radar adult recreational sport. The partnership also elevates the PIT game day experience with prizes for players practicing sportsmanship and fair play and the incentive of having awards and scores highlighted on www. bluebombers.com. Many Manitobans are avid football fans but not everyone knows you can play non-contact football as an adult in competitive beginner coed and over-40 divisions and you can do it year-round Franklin says. Sometimes Winnipeg Blue Bombers play in the PIT. And sometimes players in the PIT become Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Murdoch MacKay grad Derek Yachison recently signed to the Bombers practice squad and credits the PIT with continuing his football development during his high school career. You can t get better at football without playing football Yachison says. Being able to continue playing competitive football throughout the winter and in the summer before the tackle season begins was a huge part of my development. The PIT helped me strengthen bonds with my high school teammates and beyond. Some of the relationships I created last to this day. The PIT Football League has more than 4 000 members and its teams play more than 1 600 touch and flag football games annually in Winnipeg on fields all over the city. The PIT football league is open to players of all skill levels including high school adult recreation elite national level 40 masters co-ed and women s players. The PIT league is the largest touch football league in Canada and operates year-round offering three indoor seasons played at Winnipeg s two premier indoor facilities and one Andrew Harris www.SportsLife.life sportslife 12 Teams that play in the PIT touch football league get a bunch of new Bombers perks thanks to a partnership deal that makes the PIT the Official Touch Football League of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Starting this season teams get Oneregularseasongameat Investors Group Field Everydivision schampionship game on the turf at IGF Bigdiscountsforticketsand the Bombers Store Accesstopre-andpost-game parties at the Cabana and Lounge Playersandteamsfeatured on Bluebombers.com DrawsforfreeticketstoBlue Bombers home games Derek Yachison (far right) wins championship in the PIT summer outdoor season with teams playing at the finest fields across the city including at Investors Group Field. PIT Football offers the best recreational game day experience in Manitoba. Team and individual registration is available year-round and all skill levels are welcome. l Canada s Largest Touch & Flag Football League Men s Women s Coed High School Masters (Over 40) Divisions available Team or Individual Registration Available All Skill Levels Welcome sportslife 13 Alleyn On FISU Team. Wagner Alternate on National Jr. Team By Scott Taylor Photos by Jeff Miller University of Manitoba basketball coach Kirby Schepp calls the Canada West Second All-Star Team his first conference allfour-year veteran point guard Justus Alleyn our best guy. star selection at the U of M. He also calls second-year forward James Wagner a guy we Alleyn a solid 6-foot-2 200 pounds had his best season expect to step up to be a dominant player this season. statistically in 2016-17. He was tied for ninth in conference However before the 2017-18 U Sport basketball season scoring at 17.4 points per game was 10th in three-point begins Wagner and Alleyn will spend some of their summer percentage at 42.5 and tied for 16th in Canada West in minutes vacation playing international basketball. played per game at 30.6. He started and played 19 of 20 Wagner has been named an alternate on Canada s National conference games. He was also fourth on the Bisons with 3.6 Jr. Basketball Team while Alleyn will represent Canada at the rebounds per game third at 2.1 assists per game and third with 2017 Summer Universiade (FISU Games) in Taipei from Aug. 1.3 steals per game. He was the on-court leader and Schepp 19-30. While Wagner will only see court time if another player is expects him to be even better this year. injured will be one of the on-court leaders at the FISU Games. Alleyn grew up in Ottawa but moved to Winnipeg and played There is no question that Justus is our best guy said Schepp. This season he will be the face of our club. He had a great year last year and there is no reason to believe he won t have a great year this James coming season. Wagner Last year was quite a remarkable one for the Bison men s basketball team. After finishing 12-8 in the regular season they stunned the world in the playoffs taking our powerhouses UBC and Calgary on their own floors going 5-1 in the process. That meant the Bisons qualified for the U SPORTS championship for the first time since the 1985-86 season. The man that Schepp will lean on this season will be the coach s on-court traffic cop Alleyn. Last year as a 21-year-old fourth-year player Alleyn was named to Justus Alleyn football and basketball at St. Paul s High School in Grade 9 and 10. In Grade 11 he gave up football and just concentrated on basketball. It was a smart move. These days he s an economics student at the U of M who one day hopes to become an accountant. This summer however he s expected to be a major part of our national team program and for the first time will wear a Team Canada jersey on the world stage. I ve loved every second of my time at the U of M having family and friends watch me play Alleyn said. There is nothing I want more than to win a National Championship in a Bisons uniform. Well maybe a FISU Games gold medal would be a close second. l 14 sportslife CAMPS FILLING UP Basketball MB High Performance Player Camps for Ages 9-15 Set for Aug 21 - Sept 1 2017 Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Tickets Available for Sept 30 Event The evening will see the induction of two players (John Cook and Deb Steele-Kretschmer) four builders (Dennis Alvestad Michael Hill Larry Marquardson and Wayne Ruff) and two groups of teams (1991 Team Manitoba 19U Women s Provincial Team Vincent Massey (Winnipeg) Trojans Varsity Girls 1982-83 1986-87 and 1987-88). The details are as follows An informal wine and cheese gathering for all of our newest inductees and all other members and friends will take place on that Saturday afternoon at 1 00 - 2 30 pm at the Hall of Fame and Museum (University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre 2nd floor) The Ceremony will be held at the Victoria Inn 1808 Wellington Avenue Saturday September 30 with the bar opening at 5 30 pm and dinner served at about 7 00 pm the induction ceremonies will follow at about 8 00 pm. A Silent Auction will be part of the evening. Tickets are 80.00 each reserved tables of eight (8) are 600.00 each tables will be designated and reserved for groups so you can sit with those you know. You can purchase tickets by completing the form found at www.basketballmanitoba. ca 2017 06 2017-manitobabasketball-hall-of-fame.html from Basketball Manitoba at 145 Pacific Avenue phone 204-925-5775 or from Ross Wedlake at 204-668-9494 e-mail rosswedlake gmail.com . Basketball Manitoba s High Performance Camps for ages 9-15 set from Aug 21-25 for girls and Aug 28 - Sept 1 for boys. Camps to be held at the Canada Games Qualico Training Center at 145 Pacific Ave. The high performance training center is a brand new 3 court 14 hoop facility in the heart of Winnipeg. Camps will be led by High Performance Coaches Dan Becker and Randy Kusano with support from current and past coaches in the Manitoba Provincial Team and Centre for Performance programs. To Register go to basketballmanitoba.ca 2016 01 hp-campsummer-registration-form.html sessions dates & times SESSION 1 FEMALE ages 9-10 August 21-25 9 00am-11 00am August 21-25 11 30am-1 30pm August 21-25 2 00pm-4 00pm SESSION 2 FEMALE ages 11-12 SESSION 3 FEMALE ages 13-15 Friday August 18 at 4 30 pm or when the camp sells out ------------------------------------------------------------ REGISTRATION DEADLINE SESSION 4 MALE ages 9-10 Aug. 28-Sept. 1 9 00am-11 00am SESSION 5 MALE ages 11-12 Aug. 28-Sept. 1 11 30am-1 30pm Aug.28-Sept.1 2 00pm-4 00pm Friday Aug. 25 at 4 30 pm or when the camp sells out SESSION 6 MALE ages 13-15 REGISTRATION DEADLINE 125.00 per person. If you have a Fit Journal for Girls promo code after registering email pay basketballmanitoba.ca with your unique code in the Journal to then be refunded 25% of the fee. If a session is sold out get on our waiting list. http www.basketballmanitoba.ca 2014 09 high-performance-camp-waiting-list.html sportslife 15 The Best Bow On first blush Marissa Naylor is just another smiling happy 19-year-old third-year University of Manitoba student. There is nothing about her that makes you sense that she s special. Very special. Earlier this year Winnipeg s Marissa Naylor was crowned Canada best female bowler. The absolute best in the country. At the 2017 Canadian Tenpin Federation s national championship she won gold in women s team play bronze in single bronze with her brother Liam in doubles and gold in singles allevents. She bowled down more pins than any other Canadian female bowler at the national tournament. She was the best in the nation. In the meantime Naylor is also a golfer. A good one too. Last year as an 18-year-old junior she won three events on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour Regina Selkirk and Winkler. This year she ll be a member of the University of Manitoba s re-born women s team. Marissa Naylor in her quiet way has emerged as one of the finest female athletes in Manitoba. And it certainly hasn t hurt that she s come from an athletic family that gives her more than just emotional support. After all her father Darren is her golf coach (along with Harbourview professional and a great player in his own right Michel Pilon) while her brother By Scott Taylor Photos by Mike Legace Golf Manitoba James Carey Lau 16 sportslife wler is a Great Golfer is not only her doubles partner on the alleys but her full-time caddy on the course. In fact he gave up his own potential career as a golfer to lug around his sister s bag. I started golfing when I was 10 said Marissa. My brother and I had a membership at Bel Acres but my brother quit playing to become my caddy. We work really well together. Although I didn t really start taking golf seriously until I was 12 in 2010. My dad was a golfer and he gave me a club and told me to have at it. I really didn t have a lot of success until this past year when I won three tournaments on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour. From there I made the provincial team and went to the nationals in Halifax. three national championships in Youth Bowl Canada (YBC) competition and four in Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) events. In October of 2016 the CTF named Marissa and Liam Manitoba s 2016 Youth Bowlers of the Year. This year however she won two gold medals at the CTF Nationals in Kelowna in the senior group 18-22 the most highly regarded age-group at the national level. It was pretty exciting she said. I was in quite a competition with Miranda Panas from Southern Ontario who is also on the national team. She was in the lead after the second day but I took over the lead on singles day. I knew at the end that I had it but it was close. This will be the first year she s played on Canada s national team. She made the team in Montreal and will represent Canada at the Worlds next year in Detroit. I started bowling when I was six years old said Naylor. My parents were in a bowling league at Chateau Lanes and that s where I started. I just got interested in it and developed a passion for it. I didn t get started competitively until I was 10 in 2008. After that I made my first Nationals that year in 2008 and bowled at every Nationals from 20082014. Then after missing the Nationals for two years I went again this year. A disciplined athlete she s also a disciplined student. She s heading into her third year of the Recreational Management program at the University of Manitoba. Her goal is to become an occupational therapist but as she says that s not until after I get my Master s degree. She s also a budding photographer whose work has been published right here in SportsLife Magazine. Obviously Marissa s parents are her biggest fans. She is a great mentor for our growing youth program at Chateau Lanes especially with the girls said her dad. She also assisted in the high school tournament by taking pictures and doing some coaching. She s always willing to help grow the participation in the sport. We are extremely proud of both our kids in how they handle themselves around the youth in our program. They re great kids and great mentors. l uder and courtesy the Naylor Family At the end of last season Briann Tokariwski who is the new coach at the U of M asked me to play so we ll start playing in the new Bisons program this September. As fine a golfer as she is she ll probably concede that she s a better bowler. After all she s won sportslife 17 Girls in Sport Offseason Preparation for Ringette By Amber Penner (WRL) and Alex Paton Shock Performance Nutrition As we are currently halfway through the Winnipeg Ringette League s offseason it is the perfect time to remind you of some steps you should be taking to get ready for the 2017 2018 season. At this time of the year if you are a manager or a coach you should be contacting your troops and rallying their commitment for the coming season. If you are an adult player in need of a team do not hesitate to contact the Winnipeg Ringette League (WRL) Open Rep (Amber Penner) during this time the WRL is happy to contact various teams dependent on your skill comfort and availability to find a place for you to play. Please also refer to your associations for registration dates and the Ringette Manitoba and WRL websites to find training camps and tryouts available for your age and level of play. To further assist in your offseason preparation the following is a quick health blurb to remind you of your body s health needs for excelling in life and specifically in sport. Doesn t being a girl in sport rock I certainly think so. From a young age my parents encouraged me to try playing everything and now I adore using the trials and triumphs of growing up as a female athlete to help other females succeed with sport and wellness nutrition. From tyke to teen to adult females have such specific and different requirements for their bodies these requirements are particularly important for active females. The beautiful nature of Ringette is its start-stop mentality implying that players are using a combination of overall endurance for two periods but also the anaerobic quick sprints on the ice. This uses up the body s glycogen stores or essentially their ready to-go fuel so there is a fine balance between the body needing fuel for both skate-sprints and the overall endurance for the length of play. All athletes require specific quantities and kinds of food combinations at specific ideal times in order to achieve their maximal performance potential limit recovery time decrease chance of injury improve or maintain mood and meet their daily requirements with the added demands of the activity on their bodies. But as a female there are some extra requirements that come into play even at early ages. Eating enough and eating often it is very important for girls and women to shape the importance of eating well for life and sport. Especially in a dynamic sport females are often at an energy-deficit for daily calories needs. After accounting for body basics (enough carbohydrates protein essential fats and hydration) the following should be considered Females even more so active females have a higher requirement for iron this is especially important when a female enters menstruation age. Calcium & vitamin D are also important for bone development bone density and energy levels calcium sources extend beyond milk to yogurt cheese leafy greens seafood legumes and fruit. Hydration & electrolyte requirements in females are also higher than males especially at certain phases in the menstruation cycle as a female s core temperature raises and thus their sodium levels can drop (creating a higher potential for dehydration). What is a great way to get iron into the body Pair a high iron containing food with a high vitamin C food. The awesome combination of iron and vitamin C act like puzzle pieces when they find each other they help the other absorb quicker and more readily in the body. Foods like spinach and orange slices when paired can actually increase absorption up to four times the absorption if consumed separately. So take a shot at it you d be surprised what a little practice can do for your nutrition game l Alex Paton Shock Performance Nutrition Sport & Wellness Nutrition Specialist 18 sportslife Amber Penner Open Representative liaison between the players of the Open division and the WRL. My goal is to encourage a league that works for all Open level players coming from all levels of play and commitments. I still play in Open 1 and have played continuously since I was 3 years old. I am a hydrologist for the Province of Manitoba. 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In February of 2016 Brandt Butt and Sheri Larsen-Celhar brought the program to Winnipeg. Offered in conjunction with Winnipeg s U-Turn Parkinson s it s a nonprofit volunteer organization. Parkinson s is a neurological disease that presents many challenges physically mentally and emotionally. Often characterized by tremors it can cause depression anxiety personality changes speech difficulties motor skill issues and numerous other complications. The onset can be quite rapid or very slow. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. However Rock Steady Boxing is credited as being beneficial in delaying and diminishing symptoms of the disease. Both Butt and Larsen-Celhar have studied in Indianapolis and are certified as Rock Steady coaches. The slogan on the wall is clear And in this corner Hope. And hope there is although of course that s not all. Hope is only a small piece of what you see when you look around this particular boxing club a place brimming with energy and enthusiasm eagerness and determination. It s a Saturday morning at Winnipeg s United Boxing Club and this week s Rock Steady Boxing program is just getting underway. The gym is filled with drive and purpose men and women of all ages. There is just so much positive action. It is not however filled with the type of athletes you might expect to find in a boxing club. These boxers are different and they have a very special devotion and resolve driving their workouts. They come from all over Winnipeg some from as far away as Niverville from varied backgrounds ages and walks of life. But they all have one thing in common They all have Parkinson s Disease and they are all here to fight it. Rock Steady is a non-contact boxing workout that successfully helps Brandt a national boxing champ has a solid background in amateur boxing. Sheri is a nurse practitioner. Between the two they bring added skills to an already proven program. A few minutes of talking with them and you know that whatever knowledge and talents they may bring their kindness their genuine interest and concern and their enthusiasm outweighs everything else. They obviously believe strongly in the results they see and that can t help but inspire. It s no wonder that from a modest beginning with a handful of participants the program has grown to 42 members and expanded to two Winnipeg locations. We like to give everyone individual help. But we never turn anyone away either said Butt. We want to make it work for everyone who comes out. Because balance is often an issue with Parkinson s chairs are provided for anyone who feels uncomfortable standing. Sitting workouts are effective too Butt said. Anything you can do to keep moving is going to help and boxing works all muscle groups which is ideal. There is also a stability belt for anyone who needs extra support. We don t expect everyone to work at the same pace or anyone to push too hard but we encourage everyone to do their best said Larson-Celhar. Some days are going to be harder 20 sportslife physically than others but then everyone who works out experiences that . Brandt explained And of course it s going to be worse with Parkinson s. But I like to make sure everyone knows the best thing is that they still came out even if it was hard to get here. Sometimes it s not about the workout. It s just getting out and being with the group that makes all the difference Larson-Celhar added. My favourite moment is always when that first smile happens Butt said smiling himself. Butt explained how with the Parkinson s mask that accompanies this neurological disease smiling is often difficult. But you see that first smile start up and it always does Butt said. And that s when you know the workout s helping. It s the small things that are huge said LarsonCelhar her eyes sparkling with enthusiasm. We have a lady who loves baking. She gave it up because her hands just couldn t do it anymore. She was scared at first that she wouldn t be able to do the workouts but she kept coming and doing better and better. Last week she brought us her homemade cinnamon buns. Now Sheri s eyes have a trace of tears That was huge. A happy ending story is great anytime but when it s about fighting back against a disease and winning it s especially wonderful. And what s also wonderful about Winnipeg s Rock Steady its participants Brandt Sheri and their team of volunteers is the positive happy atmosphere and the feeling that yes there is hope. Classes are offered at United Boxing Club 5-201 Scott St. and at In This Corner Boxing Fitness Centre 2111460 Chevrier Blvd. New members and volunteers are always welcome. l Piranas Aquatic Services Fully Certified Instruction Life Saving Red Cross C.R.C.A. I.W.S.S. C.W.P.A. C.A.D.A All awards recert 1st Aid Bronze Cross CPR etc... 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Already a member of Manitoba s Sports Hall of Fame Greenfeld was recently inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports in Netanya Israel. Then last month he was inducted along with the inaugural class of Lindsay Myers Heather Stupp and Cliff Hendrickson into the Canadian Racquetball Hall of Fame. There was good reason for that. Greenfeld won 10 National Open Singles Racquetball Championships 20 Provincial titles two Pan Am Games (1995 in Argentina and 1999 in Winnipeg) and two World Singles Championships (Mexico in 1994 and Bolivia in 1998). For a period of time 20 years ago there was no better player on the planet. He was also twice named Manitoba Jewish Athlete of the Year although it could have been dozens of times if the keepers of the award didn t want to appear fair. He won the Ivan Velan Award Canadian racquetball s highest honor in 2000 and in 2003 Racquetball Canada created the Sherman Greenfeld Award which is given to a male junior player who displays excellence on and off the court. I was very fortunate Greenfeld said modestly. I was involved in racquetball between the late 70s and mid-80s Brett Jewell a 10-year period when racquetball was really big. We had the CBC Racquetball Classic at Court Sports Club on Taylor Avenue. It ran Saturday afternoons and Manitoba s racquetball legends Jen Saun ders Ron Brown and Sherman Greenfeld I remember all at Brown s induction into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. the CBC trucks on Taylor so they could shoot the event. work dedication and sportsmanship It was nice to be in the first class of that he set on and off the court will be inductees to the National Racquetball his lasting legacy. Hall but I was the only inductee who These days Greenfeld lives with his attended the event said Greenfeld of son Zack stays involved in Zack s soccer the Induction Ceremony last month in career and plays a little golf and squash Brassard Que. near Montreal. It was in his spare time. really cool that Jen (Canadian team I played racquetball up until about member and Manitoba Racquetball a year and a half ago he said. It executive director Saunders) did the had come to the point back in the video. I coached her when she was 80s and 90s over a 20-year period 10-years-old. where racquetball was my whole life. I devoted all my time to training Saunders also introduced practicing playing matches travelling Sherman at the ceremony spending time with coaches and sports When I first saw Sherman Greenfeld psychologists and trainers. I guess some play racquetball I was 10 years old athletes can just go out and play for fun. and had made the eight-hour trip I couldn t. I need that high level intense from Thompson to Winnipeg to play competition just to enjoy it. racquetball in the big city for the first I ve found that in spite of the 10 time Saunders said. He was a super national championships and two World star and the reason I wanted to be on championships I ve never really sat the National Team. I had never seen back and understood what I did or why racquetball played like that before. I did it. I don t think you do until you He was athletic and fast and always reach that time when you ve retired. I ve looked like he was having fun. I think I retired and it s rewarding for me to look even went home and tried to develop a back on those days and everything we backhand serve. The example of hard accomplished. l 22 sportslife Winnipeg High School Football STars Move Up By Scott Taylor Photos by Jeff Miller and courtesy WHSFL The 2016-17 Winnipeg High School Football League has been But of course Massey isn t the only done for seven months but it s still an exciting time of year. Winnipeg High School sending its top This month the Winnipeg Rifles announced the players players to university football. Head that they ve signed for the upcoming season and that s a long coach Stacey Dainard who has four list of high school graduates. players on the Rifles list will QB Riley Naujoks St. Paul s also graduate these outstanding RB Jeremy Gillis Vincent Massey young ballplayers from his RB Brandon Urciuoli Murdoch Mackay program RB Anthony Sesay Vincent Massey DB Brody Williams Manitoba G Spencer Filmon St. Paul s DB Shae Weekes Manitoba C Trayvon Albert Maples RB Remis Tshiovo Manitoba K Stuart Campbell River East OL Wyatt Edmonds DT Ronnie Brooks Kelvin McMaster WHSFL Commissioner DT Anthony Lavalee St. John s Rick Henkewich DE Devon Daniels Elmwood Meanwhile a handful of DT Kevin Noriega Gomez Vincent Massey players from other Winnipeg DE Nathan Dunsmore West Kildonan high school programs will head off to university DT Matthew Jarrett Sisler football this coming season. Stu Nixon at Oak Park Andreas Dueck running DE Jeff Ducharme Portage Collegiate will send Shackur Harris to Saskatchewan and Cole to McMaster LB Torian Kitt Miles Macdonnell Adamson to Manitoba Jon Romu at Kelvin will send LB Marco Di Fonte Oak Park Silas Trachilis to the University of Toronto and Justin James LB Stephen Hart Sturgeon Heights to Waterloo Ian Bowie at Lorette will send Reilly Gordon to LB Colton Copp St. Paul s Manitoba Mark Diboll from Portage Collegiate will send DB Geno Bruning-Haid Grant Park Gage Foster to Queen s Robert Dinsdale from Crocus Plains DB Noah Rampersand Maples in Brandon has Doug Wilkinson heading to the University of DB Zac Wood Oak Park Alberta and Grant MacMillan at St. John s will send Lavallee DB Jake Richardson St. Paul s to the Rifles (see above) and James Moar to the DB Ronan Sheikh Grant Park Valley Huskers of the BCJFL. DB Domenic Horvath Miles Macdonnell The WHSFL is awesome said DB Emmanuel Stewart Miles Macdonnell commissioner Rick Henkewich. This is the best developmental league in the province The Winnipeg High School Football and no other league is close. And our strength League is the most important comes from within. All of our coaches are welldevelopmental organization for the next trained and experienced. No other league can level of Manitoba football player. One compete against playing for and representing Oak Park s Nic Demski now with the program in particular has done a tremendous your school. It s what the best players want to Saskatchewan Roughriders. job of turning out the next generation of do. And because of our success our league is player perhaps even the next generation of CFL player. growing every year. Head Kelsey McKay was proud to supply this list of Vincent It is a tribute to the WHSFL when you note that eight CFL Massey Winnipeg graduates moving on to U SPORT (and players were once WHSFL players Thomas Miles (Churchill) even NCAA) football across Canada and the Upper Midwest and Andrew Harris (Grant Park and Oak Park) in Winnipeg of the United States Anthony Coombs (Sturgeon Heights) in Toronto Nic Demski QB Andreas Dueck McMaster (Oak Park) Eddie Steele (Kelvin) and Grey Cup champion DL Myles Baldwin McMaster Keinan LaFrance (Sturgeon Heights) in Saskatchewan and REC Abdul Gassama Manitoba Mike Benson (St. Paul s) in B.C. REC Brayden Saville Manitoba And make no mistake we turn out great football players DB Galata Gurmu Manitoba eight in the CFL this year but we also develop great people OL Tong King Manitoba said Henkewich. Men like Lloyd Axworthy and Gary Doer DL Jalen Burley St Francis Xavier played in our league. The WHSFL turns out great football DL Josh Diamond Minnesota Duluth players and outstanding young men and women. l sportslife 23 Morales Dominates June Racing at The Downs To say that June was a big month for jockey Adolfo Morales would be understating the obvious. The gifted experienced Peruvian rider won four times on June 2 alone four times the next weekend and once on Wednesday June 14 to take the lead in the jockey standings at Assiniboia Downs. Of course to be fair Morales is a guy who has won 857 races in his career and last season surpassed the 9 million mark in earnings. I still feel good said Morales as he reflected on an outstanding effort in June. I come from a horse racing family so this is what I do and what I ve always done. Morales mere presence in Winnipeg is a tribute to the quality of our local track. Born and raised in Lima Peru his father and grandfather were both jockeys who became trainers and his brother was a jock until he got too tall. He has cousins who ride as well including Pablo who races at Presque Isle in Erie PA and at Tampa Bay Downs. Adolfo grew up in this family of riders trainers and while his father initially didn t want him to be a jockey after his grandfather trained him his dad the legendary Arturo Morales made sure his son had a chance at success. He told me if I was going to do this then I would do it in the United States Adolfo said. So when I was 17 he gave me some money and a plane ticket and I landed in Miami and went to work galloping horses at Calder (Fort Lauderdale). When I got my paperwork done and I had my license I started riding at Hialeah. The first race I rode in I was dead last. But a month later I won my first race at Calder won two races that day and then moved to New York and was the leading Bug Rider at Aquedeuct. Morales has ridden in Peru where he holds the distinction of being the only jockey to ever win all four legs of Peru s Quadruple Crown (1992) Chile Ecuador Argentina Brazil Saudi Arabia Mexico and of course the United States and Canada. He spends his winter season at his home track Turf Paradise in Phoenix where he owns a home and lives with his wife and two children. However for the past four seasons he s been a fixture at Assiniboia Downs. By Scott Taylor Photos by Adolfo Morales and courtesy Assiniboia Downs I was racing at Canterbury Park and an owner shipped a couple of horses to Winnipeg for the Oaks and the Derby in 2003 he said. I won the Derby and liked it here. We came back a few more times and then four years ago my agent at Canterbury got sick and Mike Pierce asked me to come to Winnipeg to ride. I liked it here and I got good rides and the people were very nice so I kept coming back. So after six years at Canterbury he made Assiniboia Downs home and while early June s nine-win performance was a bit of an anomaly it certainly wasn t shocking. I always feel like I am going to win he said. I always try to keep focus on riding good all the time. I m a little older than some of the riders but I think I still got it. I know what I m doing so as long as I feel good I ll keep riding. I love to race. Racing continues at Assiniboia Downs all summer. There is racing on Wednesday Friday and Saturday nights with post times at 7 30 p.m. and there is the occasional special Sunday and Monday afternoon cards with racing beginning at 1 30 p.m. l Adolfo and his father the legendary Arturo Morales Morales as a two-year-old at his grandfather s ranch in Peru Morales galloping a horse in an early morning ride at Assiniboia Downs 24 sportslife Mislawchuk and Roy Win National Triathlon Championships By Fiona Rettie Photos by Stephen Maunder courtesy Canadian Centre for Sport Manitoba Manitoba Olympian Tyler Mislawchuk looked the Olympic star of old on Sunday as he sprinted to victory at the CAMTRI American Cup & Canadian Triathlon Championships in Ottawa. The win was Mislawchuk s first podium finish of the season. The 22-year-old returned to competition just six weeks ago after being sidelined by an injury after the Rio Olympic Games. In each of his two World Cup events Mislawchuk lacked the kick he needed for a podium finish finishing sixth and 11th respectively. The race in Ottawa however was different. Meanwhile on the women s side Manitoba junior triathlete Kyla Roy took home the Junior National title racing in a deep field of elite women. To be National Champion feels amazing she said. As for Mislawchuk it was the strong running portion of the event that made the difference. Mislawchuk and Mexico s Eder Mejia managed to separate themselves from the rest of the field and then while tucked behind Mejia s shoulder along the homestretch Mislawchuk made a break for it with 200 metres to go leaving Mejia in the dust as he captured both the CAMTRI and National titles in front of a home crowd. I came here to try to win he said. Anytime you race a triathlon it s going to be hard and it wasn t easy today. I had to push all the way. Kyla Roy Kyla Roy (Centre) Fourth out of the water and part of the lead pack on the bike Mislawchuk was patiently waiting for the right time to make a move on his competitors. It was a risk but it had a reward this time Mislawchuk said about his tactical approach to the final. Although he is still anticipating his return to Olympicdistance racing Tyler Mislawchuk looks to be back in a big way. Champion Tyler Mislawchuk The Final Kick Meanwhile in the women s junior competition Roy was outstanding. No stranger to winning National Championships Roy admitted that she found this year s competition quite different. I have had some minor setbacks throughout the winter she said. But overall my training has been going quite well and I m happy to execute a good race. Less familiar with the sprint-distance race than elite athletes like Mislawchuk Roy said she found the two-day format with heats and finals enjoyable but difficult. (This format) was very different she admitted. It challenged everyone to their limits. The CAMTRI American Cup served as the age-group competition for Canada s junior athletes meaning the 18-year-old Roy competed head-to-head with elite women and Olympic athletes like Paula Findlay Joanna Brown and Amelie Kretz in both her heats and finals. It was really exciting and super nerve wracking racing against Olympians said Roy who finished 11th overall. A wavy swim and windy bike portion kept Roy on her toes and paired with the new race format served for a tough and rewarding experience. Next up for Roy is the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. She s on the hunt to help Team Manitoba lock down a few medals and is looking forward to competing in provincial colors at home. After the Games Kyla will turn her attention back to training hard in anticipation for her NCAA Division debut in the fall with Arizona State University. l sportslife 25 Toronto-based Teresa Fekensa Bayisa Wins Manitoba Marathon By Scott Taylor Photos by James Carey Lauder Teresa Fekensa Bayisa of Toronto an super run Fekensa Bayisa won the big Ethiopian who escaped the horror of race by more than a full minute over war in his home country grabbed the Jeremy Walker of East St. Paul Man. lead early and cruised to victory in two hours 38 minutes for Fekensa the 39th running of the full Manitoba Bayisa to three seconds to 2 39 07 for Marathon back on Father s Day. Walker. I came to Canada to run Fekensa Jeff Sacco of Winnipeg who was fifth Bayisa told the Winnipeg media last year finished third this year in a through a translator. Because of the time of 2 44 21. He ran it in 2 55 46 last situation in my country I didn t want to year so a big improvement for Sacco. go back. I m protesting that oppressive Daniel Heschuk of Neepawa system and I want to stay here. completed the half-marathon in I m very happy that I won in 1 09 45 to win that event by almost Manitoba for the first time. Now I three minutes. Michael Middlemiss of want to try and run a better time in the Regina was second in 1 12 29. future. Emily Ratzlaff of Winnipeg won the Fekensa Bayisa who won the women s marathon in a time of 3 14 38 Saskatoon Marathon at the end of May while Jaclyn Adamson of Winnipeg had flags draped on him by members won the women s half-marathon in of the Oromo Association of Manitoba. 1 23 37. Oromos are the largest ethnic group Perhaps the most intriguing story of living in Ethiopia and have long the event belonged to Teddi Sweatman despised the oppressive regimes that of Winnipeg. She finished third in the have run their country. women s 10-kilometre race in a time of As a crew of almost 12 000 competed 44 37.6. That also put her in first place in this year s various events full in the women s 65-69 age group. marathon half-marathon The run started 10-kilometre run and the Christopher Frank runs at the University hard. Frank finished of Manitoba ninth in the full and ended marathon. inside Investors Group Field. The runners almost unanimously enjoyed running inside the stadium. l RESULTS Men s Full Marathon 1.) Teresa Fekensa Bayisa (2 38 03) Toronto 2.) Jeremy Walker (2 39 07) East St. Paul 3.) Jeff Sacco (2 44 21) Winnipeg Men s Half-Marathon 1.) Daniel Heschuk (1 09 45) Neepawa 2.) Michael Middlemiss (1 12 29) Regina 3.) Davit Hagos Kidane (1 13 08) Brandon Women s Full Marathon 1.) Emily Ratzlaff (3 14 38) Winnipeg 2.) Ali Cummings (3 16 19) Sudbury 3.) Rebecca Cunnane (3 16 36) Winnipeg Women s Half-Marathon 1.) Jaclyn Adamson (1 23 37) Winnipeg 2.) Emma Kusch Dahle (1 25 53) Winnipeg 3.) Kristjana Britton (1 26 48) Winnipeg Men s 10K 1.) Sebastien Klassen (38 56.9) Winkler 2.) Levi Warkentine (39 08.4) Winkler 3.) Darren Dujlovic (40 22.1) Winnipeg Women s 10K 1.) Amanda Johnston (41 12.7) Victoria 2.) Shayna Giesbrecht (43 31.9) Winnipeg 3.) Teddi Sweatman (44 37.6) Winnipeg (F65-69 age group) Right from the start Toronto s Teresa Fekensa Bayisa set a great pace and easily won the 2017 Manitoba Marathon 26 sportslife Chris Schroeder (476) and Matt Schaubroeck (472) both finished with a sub-3 25 Marathon Sip slowly. Snack often. sportslife 27 Running Wild And a day for great T-shirts The 3 30 Marathon group Manitoba Once Again Flocks to the Marathon By Scott Taylor Photos by James Carey Lauder It has become Manitoba s Father s Day tradition. Everybody Sunday in mid-May for the past 39 years the brain child of the great John Robertson once again spills out onto the streets of Winnipeg as thousands participate on the Manitoba Marathon. Of course there is more to it than just a 26.2 mile grind. There is a half-marathon Fun Run and relays. Marathon Sunday is one of the best sporting days of the year (because when you re done you can go to Assiniboia Downs or the Goldeyes game) and as we always do we sent SportsLife photographer James Carey Lauder out to chronicle the day. l A day for young and old alike The Marathon is for everyone 28 sportslife Acknowledging the fans Amanda Myall (82) carries for the Fearless Fearless Whip Saskatoon 30-10 in WWCFL Action By Scott Taylor Photos by Marc Nedelec Back on May 28 Manitoba Fearless played host to Saskatoon Valkyries in a Western Women s Canadian Football League game at Investors Group Field. It was a great day for the Fearless wo won their only game of the season 30-10 over visiting Saskatoon. It was a day of exciting football and fearless play as Winnipeg Photographer Marc Nedelec went out to the U of M to record the action for SportsLife Magazine. l Marissa Milani (8) about to corral ball carrier Samantha Matheson (22) of Saskatoon A great Fearless tackle on Saskatoon s Cori Thorstad (5) Big bock by Fearless linewoman Lori Turski (64) Fearless ball carrier Johanna Theroux sportslife 29 Action around the Costa Rica goal Canada s Deanne Rose (6) CANADA BEATS COSTA-RICA IN WOMEN S FRIENDLY By Scott Taylor Photos by James Carey Lauder Desiree Scott Back on June 8 Canada met Costa Roca in an international women s soccer friendly at Investors Group Field. There were more than 14 000 young soccer fans in attendance as Canada featuring Winnipeggers Desiree Scott and Sophie Schmidt beat Costa Rica 3-1. 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