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Cowichan athletes open BC Summer Games Thursday

More than 40 Valley athletes competing in 13 sports in Prince George

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

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