The BCFC’s Kamloops Broncos named Tyler Lee as their most valuable player as they handed out postseason awards earlier this week.
The other awards went to Ben Groenwegen, Coaches Award; Wes Black, most improved; Derek Apps, special teams player of the year; Chris Rosa, defensive rookie of the year; Jacob Palmarin, offensive rookie of the year; Braden McCarthy, most inspirational player; Adam Nesbitt and Grady Chalmers, outstanding defensive player; and, Shayne Arthurs, team leadership award.
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The Kamloops Classic Swim Club came home with 31 first-place finishes at the Penticton Iron Pentathlon Invitational on the weekend.
The Iron Pentathlon challenges swimmers to race events in all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) plus medleys, in each of the sprint, middle and distance lengths.
The meet attracted 250 swimmers from nine B.C. clubs. The Classics won the team competition, also posting 17 seconds and 18 thirds.
Austin Phillips, in 12 and under, was named the overall male Iron Pentathlon champion after winning the distance and sprint pentathlons and placing second in the middle distance pentathlon.
Marina Ackermann, also in 12 and under, was second in the girls Iron Pentathlon rankings by placing second in the distance, fourth in the middle distance and fifth in the sprint.
In the 13-and-14-year-old division, Megan Dalke won the overall title by winning all three pentathlons. In the boys section, Colin Gilbert was second in all three pentathlon distances.
Shaina Kloska, in 15 and over, won the overall female Iron Pentathlon by winning all three distances.
Ethan Phillips, in the 13-and-14-year-old grou, had personal bests in all 15 of his races, while Riley McCrae had personal bests in all events, including a 65-second improvement in his 200-metre IM time. Eden Saari, in the 12 and under group, also had personal bests in all events, dropping three minutes 10 seconds in her 15 events.
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Pathways to Sport Excellence, PacificSport Interior BC’s annual free conference, will feature three Olympic athletes on Oct. 27.
This is an annual free conference for athletes, coaches and parents at all levels and abilities in the Canadian Sport For Life spectrum.
The conference is designed to introduce concepts of strength and conditioning, sport nutrition and mental training to athletes as well as to their parents and coaches.
These sessions will be run by experts in their field, such as Dr. John Hogg, a sport pyschologist, and Greg Kozoris, a strength and conditioning coach.
Sultana Frizell, a hammer thrower, and shot putter Justin Rodhe, who train in Kamloops, will share their experiences from the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. The keynote speaker will be weightlifter Jeane Lassen, who placed seventh at the 2008 Olymics in Beijing.
To register, email Jennifer Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Thompson Okanagan FC U15 boys side ran to a 6-0 victory over Mountain United in Kelowna on the weekend.
Players from Kamloops scored the first two goals, as Keegan Lawrence opened the scoring with a long shot off the right in the fourth minute and Keenan Wallace then put in a rebound off the bar. Haris Djelmo, who also is from Kamloops, finished off the first half with a 35-yard shot that beat the goalkeeper high.
TOFC keepers Lubo Magdolen of Kamloops and Carson Murray of Kelowna shared the clean sheet.
The team’s roster also includes Nolan Fenrich, Kole Lawrence and Austin Pietramala of Kamloops.
The team is coached by Sean Wallace and Wayne Girodat, both of whom are from Kamloops.