How did Team SK do at Day 8 of WCSG

The inclement weather didn’t stop Team Sask on Friday as they surged ahead in the medal count by 28 to a total of 138.

It’s already beyond their total medal haul at the previous Western Canada Summer Games with two days to go.

Wrestling and golf opened up their events, while athletics, baseball, rowing, tennis, and volleyball continued. Diving and triathlon had practice days and will return to action on Saturday.

Team Sask is entering the final week of 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in a solid second place, with dozens of medal opportunities still to come on Saturday and Sunday.

GOLD: 39 | SILVER: 49 | BRONZE: 50 | TOTAL: 138

  • ATHLETICS – TRACK: Athletics had another banner day, collecting another big haul of medals in their second day of competition. YOUSIF KAED won his second gold of the meet, earning first place in the 200m Wheelchair race, where HUNTER BERG took second. In the men’s Special Olympics 200m, BRADYN GIRAUDIER took gold in a photo finish; fast runs in the family, as his brother KYLE GIRAUDIER ran to third. Birthday girl KENDRA FARMER rang in her 20th in style, taking gold in the women’s 400m. SKYLAR SMITH went silver in 57.90. Saskatchewan also fared well in the hurdles, taking golds in the 100m women’s and 110m men’s by NICOLE OSTERTAG and PAYNE WYLIE, respectively. Also in the hurdles races, REBECCA BARKWAY and THOMAS HAIDL earned bronze. MACKINLEY GADER was silver in the women’s Special Olympics 200m, with MADALYN GRAMIAK — the sister of Men’s Soccer head coach MIKE GRAMIAK — taking third. VAUGHN TAYLOR snagged second in the men’s 400m. Last but not least, Saskatchewan swept the men’s Decathlon, with JAKE NEUFELD, ASAD HUSSAIN, and JORDAN DASIUK going 1, 2, and 3.


  • ATHLETICS – FIELD: After today’s win in the shot put, BRETT LACHANCE has two golds to his name. BRADYN GIRAUDIER doubled up on golds tonight as well, earning first place in the men’s Special Olympics shot put. MACKINLEY GADER and KYLE GIRAUDIER each took home bronze in the women’s and men’s Special Olympics shot put, respectively.


  • ROWING: Whitecaps, wind and rain didn’t dampen spirits with the Saskatchewan Rowers as they finished a long day of weather delays with three gold medals (Women’s Single [LAUREN MATAI], Quad, and Four), two silver (Men’s Eight and Quad), and a bronze (Women’s pairs [MAYA MARSHALL and MYA KELLN]). The Women’s Four’s commanding win by ten seconds was made even more dramatic when the oar lock pin and washers fell off the boat at the 1000m mark — about halfway. With great skill, the rowers were able to remain on course and take the win.


  • TENNIS: The Tennis team impressed on their last day of competition, with Men’s [AUSTIN LIN and WILLIAM PRECIADO] and Women’s [CHARLIE MCNEIL and JANA VAN NIEKERK] doubles winning silver medals. NHU NGUYEN-QUACH and DAVID PRECIADO took home the bronze medal in Mixed Doubles and KEEGAN RICE earned a silver medal in Men’s Single. The Team Event earned silver to cap off the team’s competition.


  • BASEBALL: After an exhilarating win against Alberta (11-4), Sask will take home the bronze medal.


  • WRESTLING: Saskatchewan wrestlers featured in duals today against Nunavut, Yukon and NT. On Saturday, they’ll face off against Manitoba at 11 AM and Alberta at 6 PM, and the team is placing a callout to all its fellow Team Sask athletes who are not competing during those times to come out and give Manitoba and Alberta a run for their noise-making money.


  • GOLF: Mission staffer Lonnie reports that Day 1 competition was a roller-coaster of emotion, both weather and gameplay. All eight Saskatchewan athletes golfed well throughout the round, but wind made the competition more difficult as the day progressed. ALEX SWINNERTON finished off his round with par-birdie-par.


  • WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Women’s volleyball started the day strong, taking all three sets from Nunavut. They fell to Alberta in their second game of the day. Team Sask will play Manitoba tomorrow.


  • MEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Men’s volleyball won against Team Nunavut during their first matchup. During their second game of the day, they took a set and threw a scare into Wild Rose Country, but ultimately fell to Alberta.

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