More than 40 athletes from the Cowichan Valley will be competing at the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George starting this Thursday.
One of those athletes, Jayden Strom, is suiting up for Team Indigenous in box lacrosse — the only sport where there is a separate team for Indigenous players — while the others will be competing for the (Zone 6) Vancouver Island-Central Coast team.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event, this is the first BC Summer Games since 2018, when the games were held in the Cowichan Valley.
Rosters are subject to change up until the beginning of the games. The following are Cowichan athletes, coaches and other team staff who are listed as attending the games as part of the Zone 6 team.
3×3 basketball (boys): Spencer Ralfs and Jonah Spivack
3×3 basketball (girls): Mila Buttle, Ava Jack, Kionah Williams, and coach Brittany Williams
Athletics: Annette Blumel, Ethan Chen, Alexa Dow, Makenna Forcier, Tori Johnston, Danika Lazenby, Nova Wedmann-Kent, coach Brenda Kent, and adult supervisor Scott Smith
Baseball: Hudson Closson
Box lacrosse: Nate Akhurst and Addison Urquhart
Equestrian: Danielle Branting and coach Shandelle Mathusz
Rowing: Agata Minka and Anya Prokopchuk
Rugby sevens: Sofia Atkins, Skye Farish, Ava Ference, Tatiana Rowe, Sadie Williams, coach Shannon Atkins, and adult supervisor Gerry Atkins
Softball (girls): Bella Anderton-Teasdale, Miller Fletcher, Kassidy Ralfs, coach Bruce Lubinich, and adult supervisor Cindy Fletcher
Swimming: Brody McCartney and Taelin Stephen
Towed water sports: Abigail Huck, Madison Savory, and coach Nicola Horwood
Triathlon: coach James Ramsey
Volleyball (girls): Ruby McDougald and Ella Wenhardt
Wrestling: Georgia Bond, Sedona Bond, Darren Doherty, Emma Greenwood, Antonio Iannidinardo, Ross Meiner, Loryn Roberts, Brodie Wade, Nicholas Wade, Carter Zuback and coach Nick Zuback