The 2019 Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships took place May 18-19 in La Prairie, QC. Nine SWA athletes qualified for the competition.Read More
Team Saskatchewan represented well at the 2019 Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships. With a team of 9 men and 9 women, the team took home 12 medals.Read More
On March 28, 2019, Sask Sport hosted the Saskatchewan Sport Awards.Read More
The Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association sent a team of 12 Junior athletes (list of athletes below) to the 2019 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships that took place in Brossard, QC on January 19, 2019. The team walked away with 6 medals and ranked 5th overall for both the women's and men's teams. This is the most successful team Saskatchewan has brought to Junior Nationals in history.
Athletes (Name/Weight class/Year of Birth/City or town/Placing)
Bella Brown (49kg) - 2003 from Saskatoon (Bronze medalist in 49kg class)
Bella also broke all three 45kg Junior and Senior provincial records going 50/60/110
Shelby Shynkaruk (55kg) - 2004 from Martensville (4th in 55kg class)
Shelby also broke the snatch and total 55kg Junior provincial record with a 51kg snatch and 116 total
Hollis Finlayson (55kg) - 2003 from Prince Albert (5th in 55kg class)
Hanna Jacobson (55kg) - 1999 from Meath Park (6th in 55kg class)
Polina Bespalova (59kg) - 2000 from Saskatoon (Bronze medalist in 59kg class)
Irelynd Kotlar (59kg) - 2003 from Saskatoon (7th in 59kg class)
MacKenzie Wall (59kg) - 2005 from Saskatoon (8th in 59kg class)
Jola Troy (64kg) - 2003 from Regina (9th in 64kg class)
Caleb Astle (55kg) - 2005 from Saskatoon (Silver medalist in 55kg class)
Kaden Hein (55kg) - 2004 from Martensville (Bronze medalist in 55kg class)
Colton Anderson (73kg) - 2000 from Prince Albert (Bronze medalist in 73kg class)
Colton also broke the 73kg Junior provincial record in the snatch with 103kg.
Mckay Brown (81kg) - 2000 from Saskatoon (Bronze medalist in 81kg class)
Thank you to our coaches, officials, and team manager for helping the team this year! (Chad Benko, Brandon Blenkarn, Kelly Brown, Jason Cain, Joanne Gasper, Jocelyn Rylee, Ken Trofimuk).
So, you are new to the sport of weightlifting? Welcome! Entering in your first competition can be intimidating especially when you’re competing alongside some well seasoned athletes. Rest assured that everyone was in your shoes at one point in time and have made it out the other side. This post will help you better understand what to expect in competition.Read More
The 2018/19 season will include the following SWA sanctioned meets and National/Western Canadian meets.Read More
Saskatchewan athletes represented well at the Canadian National/Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships. The competition took place in Gaspe, Quebec from June 15-18, 2018.Read More
The SWA took 10 athletes to the Canadian Senior Championships that took place on May 19-20, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario.Read More
SWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) will be taking place on December 16th @ 11:00am. This year it will be held in Saskatoon at the SaskSport building (Room 122/123 - 510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7).Read More
SWA Youth Training Camp - Dec 17-18, 2018.Read More
SWA Junior Training Camp - Nov 18th, 2017Read More
JUNIOR NATIONALS ANNOUNCEMENT -
The SWA board has chosen the Junior National Team Coaches and Officials who will be travelling to Halifax this year. Coaches Chad Benko and Jocelyn Rylee along with officials Claire Hopkin, Joanne Gasper, and Jocelyn Moe will be making the trip to help out. The team will consist of 6 junior male and 6 junior female athletes, who will be chosen from the top ranked atheltes after the December 04th meet in Regina.
Good luck in training and competing this year atheltes - we look forward to sending you all out to the east coast.
SWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) -
The SWA will be held in Saskatoon at the Sask Sport building on December 16th @ 11:00am. The Sask sport building is located at;
- Rooms 122/123 - 510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7 (306)975-0800
The AGM is open to all members and is an opportunity to hear from the board of directors on the past years happenings and to get an update on the direction of the association. If you have questions or concerns this is the best time to voice them and we look forward to hearing from our memebrship.
IF ATTENDING - Parking is available at the building (in rear). When you arrive, you will come through the back door (ring doorbell at rear door).
ALSO - SWA members have requested that we host more athlete camps/training sessions, we will be hosting a SWA team training session to follow the AGM @ Synergy Strength. We will supply a workout for anyone interested in taking part or you can complete your own workout you wish as well. We will have a couple fun team oriented challenges to complete during the training session, but the main goal is to simply provide an opportunity to atheltes who do not regularly train together to do so. The training session will immediately follow the AGM (provide travel and warm-up time).
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
October 21st, 2017 - NCCP Comp Intro Coaching Clinic will be held at Synergy Strength. Coaches, Del, Ken and Chad will lead the course over the TWO days (Saturday and Sunday).
REMINDER - if you have taken this course in the past you can register for $50 using coupon code "compintro2"Read More
SWA meet schedule for 2017-18 SeasonRead More
The SWA will hold a special meeting to discuss and approve the 2015/2016 Audited Financial Statements on Saturday, December 17th. It will happen around 5:00pm or immediately following the Sask Open. The meeting will take place at the Team Redgoat Gym.
The Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm in Saskatoon. Location will be at Synergy Strength.
The AGM Agenda will be as follows:
1 call to order
2 verification of membership
3 approval of agenda
4 minutes of last AGM
5 Presidents report
6 Staff reports - John and Chad
7 Finacial Statement - Jocelyne
8 approval of auditors for 2016-2017 year.
9 resulotions- Transgender policy- Migration Policy - background check criminal record check policy
10 old bussiness
11 new business
12 election of board members
The proposed resolutions can be reviewed:
The Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association is proud to announce the following lifting competitions for the 2016/17 lifting season:
Oct 15 2016 Synergy Open Saskatoon - Synergy Crossfit - Subject to Doping Control
Nov 26 2016 Mustache open - crossfit Brio Saskatoon - Subject to Doping Control
Dec 17 Sask open Provincials - Redgoat fitness - Moose Jaw
Jan 14 2017 Jr Nationals Brossard, Quebec - Subject to Doping Control
Feb 4 2017 Titan Open - Crossfit Regina - Subject to Doping Control
March 25 2017 Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships- Travelodge Saskatoon - hosted by SWA
April 15 2017 Pure Athletics open - Prince Albert- hosted by PA Olympic and Pure Athletics
May 20 & 21 - Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships - La Prairie, Quebec
The Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships were held in Richmond, BC over the May long weekend. Congratulations to all the Saskatchewan lifters who competed at the event.
You can find the full results of the competition by clicking here
The PA Open is scheduled to go on Saturday, April 23rd at Pure Athletics. The schedule is as follows:
Session 1: Male lifters 56-77kg- Weigh-in 9:00am, lifting at 11:00am
Session 2: All Female lifters- Weigh-in 10:30am, lifting at 12:30pm
Session 3: Male lifters 85-105+KG - Weigh-in 12:30, lifting at 2:30pm