Former University of Saskatchewan students are trading in Huskies green for maple leaf red as they head to Sochi, Russia representing Canada at the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Bobsleigh Canada sees U of S football and track and field programs as fertile recruiting ground, with three former Huskie athletes competing in men’s bobsleigh.
Two U of S alumni will be competing in the Paralympic Games—one for the first time, the other for the tenth.
One alumnus will be wearing his familiar black and white instead of red and white as a hockey referee.
We were able to catch-up with a few of our Olympic and Paralympic participants to get their thoughts on their time at the U of S and the upcoming games.
Lyndon Rush, BA’04, men’s bobsleigh
Ben Coakwell, men’s bobsleigh
Graeme Rinholm , BSc’10, men’s bobsleigh
Brad Meier, BSPE’91, BEd’92, referee, men’s hockey
Colette Bourgonje, BSPE’84, BEd’85, women’s para-nordic cross-country skiing
Kurt Oatway, BSc’10, men’s para-alpine skiing