How did Team SK do at Day 2 of WCSG

Saturday brought a big day of action for Team Sask after Friday night’s Opening Ceremony, which saw the lighting of the flame — signifying the official opening of the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games.

All phase one teams were in play aside from Men’s and Women’s Soccer. Saturday featured competition in Canoe Kayak, Cycling, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Softball, and Swimming. A total of 10 medals were earned in Canoe Kayak, Swimming and Cycling, placing Team Sask tied with Manitoba for second in the medal standings after the second day of competition. Sunday will bring further medal opportunities for those three sports, with team sports continuing in their tournaments.

Multiple members of Team Sask, as well as a former Team Sask athlete, were featured at the Opening Ceremony:

DONAVEN IRONS (Canoe Lake First Nations, U19 Softball) had the honour of drumming with Elders to welcome guests from across the western provinces and territories to Swift Current

NAMMI NGUYEN (Saskatoon, Soccer) and LYNDON BOUVIER (Cole Bay, U19 Softball) recited the Athletes’ Oath
Coaches JACKIE POWELL (Swift Current, Special Olympics Swimming) and WILL REDL (Saskatoon, Men’s Basketball) recited the Coach’s Oath

B’YAULING TONI (Saskatoon, Cycling), SCOTT JOSEPH (Swift Current, Athletics), HUNTER BERG (Swift Current, Athletics), Coach HARV MARTINEZ (Swift Current, Baseball), and ALEAH NICKEL (Swift Current, 2015 Western Canada Summer Games and 2017 Canada Summer Games Wrestling athlete) served as torch bearers for the Torch Relay



CANOE KAYAK: JAYDEN HINGLEY (Saskatoon) won the first gold medal of the Games for Team Sask in Men’s C1 1000m Canoe, with Saskatchewan’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer CHRISTIAN PATTERSON (Regina) finishing second. KYLE JACKSON (Regina) earned two bronze medals: solo in the Men’s K-1 1000m, and with his teammate LOGAN TAYLOR (Saskatoon) in the Men’s K-2 1000m. In the Women’s C-2 1000m, ZOE NEISER (Regina) and MATTEA PATTERSON (Regina) earned bronze.

SWIMMING: CADENCE JOHNS (Moose Jaw) earned Swimming’s first gold medal, taking first place in the 100m Butterfly. JAYDEN BILOUS (Saskatoon) took home bronze in the 200m Freestyle. Evening session final results are still to come in.

CYCLING: Saskatchewan cyclists earned a medal each in the Men’s and Women’s Individual Time Trial event, with CALEB BENDER (Glenavon) taking silver and MICAIAH BESLER (Saskatoon) earning bronze.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Saskatchewan men stand 2-1, falling to Alberta (94-74) and earning two wins against Northwest Territories (53-31, 69-51).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Saskatchewan women are two for two, earning wins against Alberta (64-56) and Northwest Territories (72-44).

MEN’S SOFTBALL: Both Men’s Softball teams faced off against Alberta on Saturday, with U16 falling 12-13 and U19 falling 9-21.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL: Saskatchewan won over Alberta 6-3.

MEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL: SK White is 1-1 in Pool A after taking Yukon White and losing to Alberta Blue. In Pool B, SK Green also stands 1-1 with a win against Yukon Black and a loss to Manitoba Black.

WOMEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL: SK Green is 1-1 in Pool C with a win against Yukon and a loss to Alberta, while SK White is also 1-1 in Pool B after a loss to Manitoba Gold and a three-set victory over Nunavut.

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