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).