2019 Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships

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:

  • Daphne-Anne Hodgson - 49kg Gold medalist

  • Anne-Marie Young - 49kg Bronze medalist

  • Polina Bespalova - 59kg Silver medalist

  • Abra Thompson - 64kg Bronze medalist

  • Alanna Bens - 71kg Gold medalist

  • Colton Anderson - 73kg Silver medalist

  • Dallas Odgers - 73kg Bronze medalist

  • Jason Cain - 81kg Silver medalist

  • David Samayoa - 89kg Gold medalist

  • Lucas King - 89kg Bronze medalist

  • Tyler Siwak - 102kg Gold medalist

  • Graham Unruh - 109kg Gold medalist

As a result, the Saskatchewan men’s team ranked #1 out of the four provinces. This is the first time Saskatchewan has ranked #1! The women’s team tanked #3 out of the four provinces.

David Samayoa was awarded Best Male Lifter having the best Sinclair out of all the men in the competition with a 390.22 Sinclair.

Provincial records were also broken at the competition:

  • Polina Bespalova - Junior Provincial 59kg snatch record (72kg)

  • Dallas Odgers - Senior Provincial 73kg snatch record (105kg)

  • Jason Cain - Masters Provincial 81kg snatch (109kg), clean & jerk (141kg), and total (250kg) records

  • David Samayoa - Senior Provincial 89kg snatch (153kg), clean & jerk (182kg), and total (335kg) records

  • Tyler Siwak - Masters Provincial 102kg snatch (129kg), clean & jerk (163kg), and total (292kg) records

  • Graham Unruh - Senior Provincial 109kg snatch (140kg) and total (311kg) records

View the final results here.