Airdrie athletes should be nothing but proud of the way they performed at the Canada Winter Games; with some even bringing home medals.
Airdrie saw eight different athletes compete during the games, along with one manager and one coach.
The curling team, led by Myla Plett of Carstairs and coached by Blair Lenton of Airdrie, earned the U18 silver medal at the Canada Winter Games. The team is comprised of Plett, third Alyssa Nedohin, second Chloe Fediuk, and lead Allie Iskiw. The team is off to the U20 Nationals at the end of March.
Wayne Puchinger was the manager of the archery team and Haley Priest was an athlete competing in archery. In Archery Compound - Individual Female she collected fourth place for Alberta, while also collecting a gold medal in the mixed-teams event with her Alberta teammate Adam Berge of Sturgeon County.
The two hockey teams both had connections from Airdrie. Wyatt Pisarczyk competed for the male team while Farah Walker and Emy Mcdermid both represented the female team. The male team finished in fifth place, while the female team also finished fifth.
Airdronian Darby Beeson participated in the 1500m Speed Skating Short Track and placed seventh.
Alberta's ringette team was very successful at the winter games as they were able to capture the silver medal. Kennedy Rice from Airdrie was a part of the team.
Another silver medal was collected by Saheed Alawiye who was a part of the mixed wheelchair basketball team.
Airdronian Emily Vigneault finished off the Canada Winter Games with a bang collecting the gold medal in boxing. Vigneault trains out of Humble Boxing Airdrie and participated in the female 60-kilogram category.
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