2023 Award Winners

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – IVANIE BLONDIN:

This marks the fifth overall and third straight Athlete of the Year award for three-time Olympian Ivanie Blondin. In 2023 she continued to produce World Cup podium results as an individual and as a member of Canada’s team pursuit.

In total, Blondin stepped onto an international podium 16 times in 2023, collecting five gold medals, eight silvers, and three bronze medals.

Among her most notable results, Blondin won the 2022-23 World Cup title in the mass start and then began the 2023-24 World Cup season with a gold medal finish. At the 2023 World Championships, she claimed the silver medal in the mass start and was a member of the gold medal-winning Team Pursuit trio as well as winning gold in the Team Sprint.

(Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos – International Skating Union/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – JARED SCHMIDT:

Schmidt closed off 2023 with three straight gold medal performances at World Cup ski cross events, leading the overall rankings. The 2022 Olympian earned his first career World Cup gold medal on December 8 in France, following up with wins on December 12 and 21 in Switzerland and Italy, respectively.

He previously had two career World Cup podium finishes, both in 2021. A national team member since 2018, Schmidt is the first Canadian since Marielle Thompson in 2017, and the first Canadian man, to win three ski cross World Cup races in a row. Schmidt was a co-winner of the Ottawa Sports Award for Alpine Ski athletes in 2021.

COACH OF THE YEAR – FABIENNE BLIZZARD:

This is the first Coach of the Year award for long-time Ottawa basketball coach Fabienne Blizzard, who made her international head coaching debut in 2023. Blizzard was the head coach of Canada’s team at the 2023 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship. The team went undefeated until the gold medal match, including a 77-49 win over Puerto Rico in the semi-final. Canada brought home the silver medal and also qualified for the 2024 U17 World Cup. 2023 also saw three alumni of Blizzard’s Ottawa-based Capital Courts Academy representing Canada on the women’s U19 and senior national teams.

COACH OF THE YEAR – SCOTT FAITHFULL:

The head coach of the Nepean Kanata Barracudas, Scott Faithfull was named to Canada’s coaching staff at the 2023 World Junior Swimming Championships. He was also selected as one of six coaches across Canada to participate in Swimming Canada’s Next Wave Coaches Group. 2023 was a breakthrough year internationally for Julie Brousseau, who Faithfull coaches. She led the Canadian team in podium finishes at the World Juniors with two silver medals and five bronze medals, and also captured two gold medals at the Pan American Games.

TEAM OF THE YEAR – CARLETON RAVENS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM:

The 2023 U SPORTS National Champions, the Carleton Ravens women’s team lost only two games in all of 2023 for a combined record of 35-2 in the calendar year. The Ravens were the 2023 Ontario University Athletics conference champions, winning the title by a score of 70-57. As the number-one ranked seed at the national championship the Ravens continued to dominate, winning their semi-final 65-46 and national championship game 71-59. It was the second national championship win in team history.

TEAM OF THE YEAR – CARLETON RAVENS MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM:

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team won the U SPORTS National Championship for the fourth straight season. The team displayed their championship prowess throughout the national tournament, building to victory in a double-overtime championship final thriller. All three games at the 2023 national championship were extremely close victories for the Ravens, who took a two-point win in the quarter finals and a six-point win in the semi-final. The team finished first in the Ontario University Athletics regular season standings for 2022-23 with an 18-4 record.

 

LIFETIME AWARD – TECHNICAL OFFICIAL: JEAN ‘ROCKY’ LAMONTAGNE

Jean Rocky Lamontagne acting as starter at an International Competition.As a Level 5 International Skating Union and Speed Skating Canada Official Starter, Rocky’s commitment to the sport spans over 35 years, making him a true cornerstone in the skating community. His role takes him to events around the globe, where his expertise as a starter is widely recognized and respected.

What sets Rocky apart is not only his international presence but his unwavering commitment to his home club, The Ottawa Pacers. Twice a week, he can be found at the Bell Sensplex arena, managing equipment for athletes ranging from age 4 to 84. Rocky goes beyond his official duties, fostering a supportive environment by encouraging new skaters and maintaining lasting friendships as they progress through the program. His infectious enthusiasm for the sport instills a love for the sport with new skaters from the outset.

A past winner of Speed Skating Canada’s Officials Award of Excellence in honour of his demonstrated ability to assist in the development of officials in the sport, including grassroots to high performance officials. Rocky embodies the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship, and his passion and dedication leave a lasting impression on those that know him.

  

LIFETIME AWARD – VOLUNTEER/ADMINISTRATOR: BRUCE MEREDITH

Bruce Meredith head and shoulder photo, indoorsAfter 35 years of dedicated service, Bruce Meredith has recently retired from his role of President of the Ottawa Ski Hawks, where he grew the program substantially to become one of the top in Canada. Along with his work growing Ski Hawks, Meredith dedicated time to the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, National Capital Division board and was a National Board Member on the technical committee of Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, including helping to re-write the blind and visually impaired modules.

On the hills, the multi-talented Meredith has also contributed as a technical support and video cameraperson for the Ski Quebec Alpin Para team, and was a guide to Ski Quebec Alpin Para team racer Bradley Barker at nationals for four years, winning multiple podium finishes.

The Ski Hawks present an annual award named after him to its Volunteer of the Year. Meredith has put his heart and soul into Ski Hawks Ottawa, and his impact has been felt by several generations of skiers.

 

LIFETIME AWARD – COACH: HEATHER WALLACE

Head and shoulder photo of Heather Wallace dressed up in formal attire to attend a banquet.Heather Wallace is a past head coach of both the Canadian Junior Women and the Canadian Senior Women’s squash teams, including at at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2004 Pan American Championships, and multiple World Championships. Locally she has been the teaching pro at Queensview Athletic Club, now Goodlife Queensview, for over 20 years and has developed many young squash Ottawa players of note to national and international levels.

An NCCP level 4 coach, Wallace has organized over 15 international events at Queensview in addition to many national and provincial tournaments. Wallace is a member of the Squash Canada Hall of Fame thanks to her stellar career as an athlete, which included winning eleven straight Canadian Championships.

A Pan American gold medallist and a world championship bronze medallist, she was inducted into the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named one of Ottawa’s top 100 athletes of the twentieth century. She has more than cemented her legacy as a dynamic and vital part of squash in Ottawa thanks to her dedication to coaching.

 

MAYOR’S CUP – PHYLLIS BERGMANS

Head and shoulder photo of Phyllis Bergmans, smiling, inside an arenaPhyllis Bergmans has been a driving force supporting youth sports participation in Ottawa, and is a strong advocate for girls and women to be involved at all levels of sport. Currently the First Vice Chair of the Eastern Region Ringette Association, Bergmans has served as a board member for South Ottawa Little League and the City of Ottawa Ringette Association (CORA) –  bringing energy and a growth orientation to all her roles.

Whether on the ice as an assistant coach or as Association President, when Phyllis says yes, it’s a full on yes, followed by how can I help? That approach has allowed CORA to be a leader in developing women as head coaches, build a popular Ringette for All program, and implement a Breaking Down Barriers program which works to reduce or remove systemic barriers that exist for ice sport participation.

Phyllis is driven by a need to help others and ensure there are sport opportunities for all. Every Sunday afternoon, the ice time is filled with the sounds of joy as children are active, engaged and thrilled to be participating.

From media relations to sponsorship to joining her first ringette team as a player at the age of forty, just to ensure she understood the flow of the game from the player’s perspective, Phyllis Bergmans’ passion and vision have made sport in Ottawa better.

 

LIFETIME AWARD – MEDIA: MARTIN COMTOIS

Journalist Martin Comtois leans on the back of a chair in a dark newsroom.Martin Comtois has served as a leading voice for the Ottawa/Gatineau area’s Francophone sports scene for 25 years, with a special eye on recognizing often less-celebrated athletes in amateur sports. Martin was on the Ottawa Senators beat for six years at the start of his career, and covered championship wins for the 67’s (1999) and Redblacks (2016) among his two Memorial Cup and five Grey Cup assignments, as well as several more triumphs by the Carleton Ravens and uOttawa Gee-Gees. If Ottawa was hosting a big sports event, you could count on Martin being there.

Among the boundless range of sports he covered were Grand Prix diving, Volleyball Nations League, cross-country ski tour, UFC, boxing, and national/world championships or Olympic trials for track-and-field, curling and figure skating. But Martin could just as easily be found at community sports venues interviewing rising athletes – many of whom he’s followed from the grassroots up to the top international levels and into retirement – while writing thousands upon thousands of articles about their exploits at Canada Games, World Cups, Pan Am and Olympic Games.

A competitive hockey coach (of Quebec’s top-ranked U18 AA team at the end of 2023), Martin also donned the blades himself for the media race down the icy slopes between the Château Laurier and Parliament Hill at Red Bull Crashed Ice in 2017. As the newspaper presses stopped rolling at the end of 2023, Martin signed off on his 25-year run at Le Droit, but not without leaving an indelible mark on our city’s sports scene.

Spirit of Sport Award: Achol Akot

The Spirit of Sport Award celebrates those who have set a meaningful example for others through their personal journey in sport. It is presented by longtime Ottawa Citizen sports reporter, Martin Cleary.

Achol Akot overcame numerous barriers to succeed and inspire in basketball. Growing up in low-income Community Housing, Akot’s family experienced the tragedy of gun violence that took her cousin’s life and nearly her brother’s too. The Cairine Wilson Secondary School student and member of Capital Courts Academy bussed four hours a day to school and basketball.

Her determined efforts earned her a scholarship to University of Central Florida where she is currently studying psychology and is a member of the Knights starting lineup. Akot is this year’s basketball award winner as well as she helped Canada to a FIBA U19 World Cup bronze medal.

Ottawa Sports Endowment: Prezdential Basketball

Since 2010, the Ottawa Sports Endowment has awarded $500 annually to help local sports organizations increase access to sport.

This year’s recipient is Prezdential Basketball. Prezdential is a non-profit guided by a commitment to reach the most vulnerable youth facing intersectional barriers in our community. Prezdential delivers tailored, place-based initiatives in priority communities. The initiatives respond directly to the needs voiced by youth and the challenges experienced by communities. It is this direct connection to youth and families that makes Prezdential Basketball uniquely positioned to deliver programs.

Through sports, arts, and mentorship, Prezdential is contributing to addressing the inequities youth in Ottawa struggle to overcome by providing community-based initiatives that build community and center youth voices.

Special Recognition Award: The Octokids

The Special Recognition Awards are for individuals or groups who have contributed notably to their sport community in unique ways, such that other Ottawa Sport Awards may not clearly capture their contributions.

This year’s recipients, The Octokids, are a very special senior men’s hockey team that play twice a week at the Nepean Sportsplex. The oldest player is 91 years young with the next oldest being 88. The average age of the team is around 82.63 years old. These players have come together from many local teams in the Ottawa area to become an Octokid, sharing fun and companionship with others of a certain age. Team members are: Tom Barber, Wayne Barry, Herb Brennen, Jim Casserly, Ray Chauvet, Randy Cuthbertson, Graham Forrest, Gordie Gravelle, Richard Green, Don Latreille, Richard Lowry, Roger Martel, Gerry Mcintyre, Bob Mckee, Ken Mitchell, Paul Morin, Jim Murawsky, Terry Parr, Ed Ratushney, Norm Rosolen, Joe Savoie, Roger Thomas, Bob Tripp, Ray Wardle, Glenn Lambert, Brian Harrington, Doug Macaulay, Dave Morin, Dom Perron, Paul Tennyson, Mike Moore, Ken Ford, Dave Paget, Barclay Frost.

 

2023 Individual Sport Award Winners

Archery – Eric Peters: 2023 has been Eric’s best year with spectacular achievements throughout, including a silver medal in the men’s individual recurve category at the 2023 World Archery Championships. This triumph not only marked a personal milestone but also secured Canada’s best-ever result in the event. His consistently excellent season also included a fifth place finish at the Archery World Cup in April and a seventh place finish at the World Cup event in August.

Artistic Swimming  – Nanxi Jiang: A Go Capital ASC member is the top Artistic Swimming winner for the third time in her career. At the National Championships, Nanxi won gold in the Senior Tech Solo event and also had two silver medals in both team events. At the Provincial Championships in February 2023, Jiang claimed three gold medals, again in solo and in both teams.

Artistic Swimming (Adapted) – Alana Ittusardjuat: Alana Ittusardjuat of Nepean Synchro competed in the Adapted Category at Ontario Championships in May 2023, placing third. She then placed first at Nationals in figures and solo.

Athletics  – Bianca Borgella: Bianca Borgella broke through on the international stage this year and also broke two of her own Canadian records. Borgella dominated both the 100m and 400m races at the Dubai Grand Prix, clinching the gold in each event among T13 competitors. At the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships, the Ottawa Lions club member stepped onto the podium twice with a silver medal in the 200m and a bronze medal in the 100m.

Badminton  – Aayush Saha: A member of the U15 Junior National Team, Saha is ranked third in Canada in boys singles, second in boys doubles, and third in mixed doubles. In 2023 he represented Canada at the Yonex Pan Am Junior Championships in the U15 category.

Baseball  – Preston Schwarz: Preston Schwarz helped his Ottawa Nepean Canadians 16U team to the regular season pennant with a dominant 22-2-1 record in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario. The 16-year-old centre fielder was one of just two Ottawa players chosen to be part of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Canadian Futures Showcase and later went to Fenway Park to participate in the Future Stars Series Underclass Elite event.

Basketball  – Achol Akot: An alumna of Capital Courts Academy and Cairine Wilson Secondary, Achol averaged 15 points per game in her senior year of high school before making her freshman debut as a starter with the University of Central Florida. She represented Canada internationally in 2023, suiting up in the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup, bringing home a bronze medal.

Wheelchair Basketball  – Desmond O’Shaughnessy: O’Shaughnessy has emerged as a notable contender in the world of wheelchair basketball, showcasing resilience and versatility on the court. A member of the Ottawa Royals, he represented Team Ontario at the 2023 Canada Winter Games and has been on the provincial team since 2019.

Biathlon  –  Shilo Rousseau: Rousseau had a historic performance at the 2023 Winter World University Games. She captured two gold medals and a silver medal at the Games, winning gold in the individual event and the pursuit. She was named Canada’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremonies, having become the first Canadian to win a medal in biathlon at the games and only the third Canadian in all sports to claim two gold medals at a single World University Games. Rousseau, a uOttawa student, is now a member of the Senior National Team.

Bobsleigh  – Pat Norton: A pilot on the World Cup circuit, Norton had success in both the two and four-man events in 2023. At the North American World Cup event in Lake Placid, he piloted the two-man sled to a gold medal and placed fourth in the four-man. At the 2023 World Championships he earned a 16th place finish in two-man and 20th position in the four-man.

Bowling, 5 Pin  – Spencer Murray: Spencer Murray has been called up on stage several times before to salute his contributions towards champion teams, but this year he receives his first individual award as Ottawa’s top bowler for 2023. The past Ontario Winter Games and Youth National Champion made his mark in senior competition this season, riding consistent and timely big-match bowling to the Ontario open men’s singles title. His strong bowling also propelled the Ottawa Valley 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association to the Ontario open men’s team title.

Boxing  – William Hall-Bastien: A rising young athlete representing Beaver Boxing Club, Hall-Bastien secured victories in every tournament he entered in 2023. Notably, he claimed the gold medal at the Quebec Open tournament, however the crowning jewel of his accomplishments came on the international stage in Sweden, where William emerged triumphant in his first international tournament, defeating two accomplished European boxers to clinch the gold.

Canoe/Kayak (Sprint) – Madeline Schmidt: A Canadian team member at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Schmidt was a world champion in 2023. With her partner, Rachel Cohen, Schmidt stepped on top of the podium thanks to a come-from behind race in the K2 200 metres. The Rideau Canoe Club member also competed at the Pan American Games in 2023, racing to a bronze medal in the K2 500m with partner Courtney Stott.  

Canoe/Kayak (Whitewater)  –  Lois Betteridge: Betteridge stepped onto the podium twice at the 2023 Pan American Games, first capturing a silver medal in the C-1 slalom event on a challenging course. That result matched her silver medal won at the 2019 Pan American Games. Betteridge added to her collection with a silver medal in the kayak cross event. She the only woman on the national team who competes in both canoe and kayak events internationally.

Cricket  – Abdallah Muhammad: In 2023 this Capital United Cricket star scored 861 runs in 19 innings with an average of 53.81 and strike rate of 134.95. In 2023 he also scored one Century and six Half Centuries. An all-rounder, Muhammad has been a league member for over ten years and has represented Ontario multiple times.

Curling – Emily Deschenes: Coming off a gold medal performance at the World Junior B Championship late in 2022, Deschenes skipped Canada’s entry at the 2023 World Junior Curling Championships, finishing eighth. A member of the Rideau Curling Club, Deschenes is now a second as a member of Team Watling.

Diving  – Kate Miller: Kate Miller of the Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club made her debut at the Word Aquatics Championships in 2023, placing eighth with partner Caeli McKay in the 10m synchro event. The duo also took second place in the 10m synchro at the 2023 World Aquatics Diving World Cup Super Final and placed 5th at a World Cup event in Montreal. Miller and McKay then stepped onto the podium at the Pan American Games, winning the silver medal.

Equestrian –  Taylor Wood: Partnered with her trusty steed, Joy Ride, Taylor had a phenomenally successful season taking the top spot in several events throughout the year. The duo’s prowess was notably highlighted at the 2023 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CSI, where Taylor secured top honors in both the Junior/Amateur 1.30m Jumper Royal Final and the Junior/Amateur 1.30m Jumper Canadian Championship events. Wood was also selected for Equestrian Ontario’s GRIT program in 2023.

Fencing  – Trinity Lowthian: The world’s No.-1 ranked U23 wheelchair épée fencer in the B category, Lowthian reached the semifinals of the World U23 Wheelchair Fencing Championships, winning a bronze in the combined A and B class competition. She also placed seventh and eighth in foil and sabre at the U23 Worlds and followed up with another bronze medal performance in épée at a World Cup event. Lowthian then represented Canada at the 2023 IWAS World Championships, placing 15th in épée.

Field Hockey – Rowan Harris: A goalkeeper with Canada’s senior women’s national team, Rowan Harris now has over 60 caps for Canada. The Glebe C.I alumna was a member of the squad which placed fourth at the Pan American Games and is currently competing with Canada for a spot in the Paris Olympic Games.

Figure Skating – David Shteyngart: David Shteyngart of the Gloucester Skating Club recently became Canada’s Junior Men’s Challenge Champion. A member of Skate Canada’s NextGen team, he also captured first place at the Ontario provincials, 6th at the 2023 Canadian Championships, 13th at the ISU Junior Grand Prix and 4th in Osaka, Japan.

Football – Max Charbonneau: The Ontario University Athletics President’s Award winner for outstanding defensive player, Max Charbonneau completed his five-year career with the uOttawa Gee-Gees with a dominant 2023 season. The linebacker ranked third in the nation with 7.8 tackles per game, and was also second nationally in overall tackles. He was named a 2023 U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian, and was drafted by Winnipeg in the 2023 CFL Draft before returning for his final season with the Gee-Gees.

Football (Aussie Rules) – Riley Turpin: A key player for the Ottawa Swans, Riley played a pivotal role in the team’s achievements throughout the year. He was recognized with a spot in the 2023 Men’s All-Ontario 1st Team and represented Canada at the Parallel Cup. His outstanding sportsmanship and fair play were further acknowledged with the AFLO Canadian Best & Fairest – Stefan Leyhane Medalist award.

Football (Flag) – Soraya Bard: A member of the Ottawa Hawks, Bard was a captain of the U16 Team Ontario and brought home a bronze medal from Football Canada’s National Championship in 2023. With the Hawks she also won a provincial U16 gold medal in 2023

Football (Gaelic) – Joseph McGuire: This season, Joseph served as captain of the Canadian team at the Gaelic Athletic Association World Games in Derry, Northern Ireland. The Ottawa Gaels product helped Canada to an unbeaten group stage before falling just short to Belgium in the knockout stages. He also helped his local club to provincial and Eastern Canadian silver medals, while serving as coach at the youth and senior levels and as an Eastern Canadian and Canadian GAA board member.

Football (Touch) – Bryan Vallin: Bryan is the QB for the EBO touch football team out of the GTA region.  The team recorded a 26-3 record for the 2023 season including the AA Men’s National Championships.

Goalball – Amy Burk – A four-time Paralympian, Burk scored a goal in the gold medal game at the Parapan American Games, helping to lift Canada to the gold medal. Burk was also a member of Team Canada at the International Blind Sports Federation World Games, where the team finished fourth. Burk’s teammate, Emma Reinke is the award winner for ParaSport.

Golf – Isaiah Ibit: A two-time member of Golf Ontario and most recently a proud member of Team Canada-NextGen, Ibit is the number-one ranked U19 player in Ontario. He repeated as NCSSAA Boys Champion and secured second place at the Team Canada NextGen Selection Camp at Greyhawk G.C., where he also earned the title of Junior Club Champion with an impressive 64 in the first round. He won the Ontario Junior Players Invitational, the Golf Canada NextGen Ontario Championships, and topped the leaderboard at the Golf Ontario Spring Classic.

Gymnastics (Artistic) – Dalia Weisz: Weisz won the All-Around Provincial Ontario Championship for level eight. On the way to her overall title, she also placed first in the balance beam and third on floor.  At the Eastern Canadian Championships, the Team Ontario member placed second.

Gymnastics (Rhythmic) – Selena Pang:  Selena Pang is a senior national rhythmic gymnast in the high performance category and has represented Canada at the international level. She also competed at the Questo Cup in Montreal where she received the gold medal overall in the national senior High Performance category and was awarded the Miss Expression award. At the Eastern Regional Championships, the gymnast received the gold medal in hoop routine and placed fourth overall. Lastly, during the finals at the Canadian Championships, she placed fifth for her clubs routine and finished tenth overall.

Hockey (Ball) – Hokey Langan: Langan was the leading scorer at the Canadian women’s ball hockey championships. Hokey scored nine goals and five assists to power the Ottawa Capitals to an undefeated run of seven wins in five days en route to the gold medal victory. Langan is one of several local players named to Team Canada for the upcoming 2024 World Championships in Switzerland.

Hockey (Ice) – Oliver Bonk: Oliver Bonk made his mark for both the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League and with Team Canada in 2023. Oliver reached the OHL final with the Knights and was fourth in playoff scoring among defenders. A member of Canada’s team at the World Junior Hockey Championships, he was sixth in ice time at the tournament. He scored three assists as Canada went 3-1 in the preliminary round, which was second-best among the team’s defenders.

Hockey (Para) – Tyrone Henry: a veteran defenceman with Team Canada, Tyrone Henry’s 2023 season included silver medals at the World Para Hockey Championship in June, the International Para Hockey Cup in October, and the Para Hockey Cup in December.

Judo – Ben Kendrick: It was a year of gold medals for Ben Kendrick, including gold at the Canadian National Championships in the 100kg senior men’s category. Kendrick also won the Eastern Canadian Championships in both the 100kg and open weight sections and at the Ontario  and Quebec Open Championships. Internationally, Kendrick placed fifth at the Pan Am Cup.

Lacrosse – Cam Wyers: Wyers featured on the international stage as a key player for the Lacrosse Canada 2023 World Team, playing significant minutes in his national team debut. Wyers helped Canada to a silver medal finish at the World Championship. The Gloucester Griffins alumnus was an All-American defender with Loyola University Maryland.

Lawn Bowls – Bill and Sheila Rogers: Traditionally, one person is selected for individual sport honours at the Ottawa Sports Awards, but when a husband-wife team together make a champion pair, trying to pick one over the other is not a wise move. Of the 13 regional lawn bowls tournaments they combined to win in 2023, seven of those came while playing together in mixed pairs or triples competitions. Both played in multiple provincial championships and they helped the Nepean Lawn Bowls Club to a dominant Eastern Ontario singles elite league title with 24 wins this season.

Orienteering – Emily Kemp: At the 2023 Orienteering Canada Championships, Emily Kemp claimed the first-place position in the women’s middle-distance event, solidifying her reputation as a formidable force in the orienteering community. This success continued with her securing the second position in the Women’s long-distance event. A member of Team Canada in 2023, Kemp also competed at World Cup events and the World Orienteering Championships.

ParaSport – Emma Reinke: A member of the Canadian national goalball team since 2017, 2023 included two standout international performances for Reinke and Team Canada. First, she played a pivotal role in the Canadian team’s impressive performance at the International Blind Sports Federation World Games where the team finished fourth. Then, in one of the highlights of the 2023 Parapan American Games, Reinke and the Canadians won gold with an intense 4-3 victory over USA. Reinke was Canada’s leading scorer at the Parapan American Games; she scored a total of 25 goals including a hat trick in the gold medal match. That victory clinched a place at the 2024 Paralympic Games. Reinke is a student at Carleton University.

Ringette – Jalena Marelic: a forward with the Nepean Ravens, Marelic was named to Canada’s Junior National Team program which competed at the World Junior Ringette Championship, winning the silver medal. She was also a member of Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games. As a member of the Ravens she tallied 16 goals and 27 assists.

Rowing – Josh King: A National Team Athlete in men’s lightweight, King competed at the 2023 World Championships in the men’s coxless pair as well as at two World Cup events with the eights. He placed 21st overall at the World Championships, racing to third place in the D final, while at the World Cup events he was part of two fifth place finishes.

Rugby – Olivia De Couvreur: A key player for the Team Canada Women’s 7s Rugby Team, De Couvreur continued to excel in 2023. At the 2023 Pan American Games where she played a pivotal role in three intense matches, helping Canada secure a silver medal. The Ottawa Irish product now has two Pan Am Games medals in her career, and competed throughout 2023 as part of the World Rugby Series.

Rugby (Wheelchair) – Patrice Dagenais: A co-captain of the Canadian wheelchair rugby team, Dagenais and the team secured a silver medal at September’s Wheelchair Rugby World Cup. Playing in the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games, Canada won the silver medal after going undefeated in the preliminary round. Dagenais is a three-time Paralympian.

Running (Cross Country) – Katie Newlove: Newlove won the individual gold medal at the 2023 U SPORTS National Championships, helping the University of British Columbia win its first ever women’s team national championship in cross country. She won the individual gold by over ten seconds, clocking in at 29:06.8 over the 8km course. Newlove, who is in her third year at UBC after attending St. Peter C.H.S., also won the Canada West conference championship and was seventh at the 2023 Canadian Cross Country Running Championships. Katie has also been selected to run for Canada at the next WC Championships.

Sailing – Rebecca Heller: Rebecca has displayed remarkable progress and skill development in a very short period. Her high level of dedication, commitment, and natural aptitude for the sport has allowed her to go from never windsurfing to racing in the 2023 World Championships against the best in the world not even eight months later. Months into her sport career she qualified Canada and herself to race in the 2023 Pan Am Games, where she had results that were one spot away from getting a ticket to the Olympics.

Skeleton – Mirela Rahneva: A fixture on the World Cup circuit, Rahneva won a bronze medal on the Beijing Olympic track to open up the 2023-24 circuit. She finished third in the 2022-23 overall World Cup standings after standing on two podiums and finishing fourth in three other races. It was her best overall performance on the circuit since 2018-19. At the 2023 World Championships, the two-time Olympian was the bronze medallist.

Skiing (Alpine) – James Budrow: Budrow represented Team Ontario in para skiing at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. A resilient and determined young athlete, he captured the silver medal in PEI. He received the Alpine Ontario Para Athlete of the Year award in recognition of his results at the Canada Winter Games as well as the Ontario Winter Games and the CADS Festival.

Skiing (Cross Country) – Robin Mason: Over the past year, Robin Mason has showcased his skill on the international stage, participating in events such as the Olympic Sports at Mt Fab Hoevenberg and the World University Games. He was fifth in the 15km mass start freestyle at the Canada Winter Games. With event victories in both the trials’ interval classic and mass-start races, Mason recently took a significant step in his career by joining the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy program in Canmore, AB.

Skiing (Freestyle) – Matthew Lepine: Matthew Lepine earned a silver medal for Team Canada in the men’s big air event at the FIS Freeski Junior World Championships. Despite being one of the youngest competitors on the hill, Matthew showcased his exceptional skills with two world-class big-air jumps in the event final: a right double 1620 mute and a switch right double misty 1080 Japan—a highly-complex move achieved by only a handful of freestyle skiers globally. Additionally, Matthew reached the final and secured the 12th position in the men’s slope style event.

Skiing (Ski Cross) – Jared Schmidt: Schmidt closed off 2023 with three straight gold medal performances at World Cup ski cross events, leading the overall rankings. An Olympic Team member in 2022, Schmidt is the 2023 Ottawa Sports Awards Men’s Athlete of the Year.

Soccer – Annabelle Chukwu: In 2023, Annabelle was named to the Canada U20 team for the 2023 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. She scored twice in extra time in the bronze medal game to help Canada defeat Costa Rica 5-3, winning the bronze and qualifying the squad for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In September, she earned another senior team call-up for the CONCACAF Olympic qualification playoffs.

Softball – Conner Hopper: In 2023 Hopper was selected to his first national softball team and represented Canada at the U18 Men’s Softball World Cup. The West Carleton catcher and centre-fielder has power and speed at bat and he recorded two hits and two RBIS before injuring his shoulder on Canada’s way to a bronze medal finish. His ability to excel on both domestic and international stages highlights not only his individual talent but also his commitment to elevating the performance of his teams.

Special Olympics – Kimana Mar: Kimana Mar proudly represented Canada in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games, leaving with an impressive medal haul. In the top division, she won individual gold for level 4 ball, level 4 clubs, and level 4 ribbon. Adding to this extraordinary feat, Kimana clinched an individual silver for level 4 rope and a gold for the all-around performance as a level 4 gymnast. The success didn’t stop there, as Kimana contributed to a team gold for the group floor event, highlighting not only individual brilliance but also a collaborative spirit.

Speed Skating (Long)  – Ivanie Blondin: Collecting 16 international medals in 2023, Blondin is the 2023 Ottawa Sports Awards Women’s Athlete of the Year. The three-time Olympian won the 2022-23 World Cup title in the mass start and was a 2023 World Championships gold medalist.

Speed Skating (Short)  – Matthew Freitag: The Ottawa Pacers product won a pair of medals at the Canada Winter Games in PEI, earning the silver in the 500m race and racing as part of the Ontario men’s silver medal-winning relay team. The Nepean High School grad then won two bronze medals at the Junior Canadian Championships, placing in the 500m and 100m distances. He then raced internationally for the first time, representing Canada at the Junior World Cup 1 and 2 events, placing top ten in two individual events and racing to bronze in the men’s relay.

Sport Climbing – Emilia Callanan: A standout year in 2023 has solidified Callanan’s presence on both the national and international stages. She won the silver medal at the Senior Boulder National Championships after winning the Junior Female bouldering event at the 2023 Youth Nationals. Her Youth Nationals win qualified her for the Youth World Championship. Callanan trains out of Coyote Rock Gym.

Squash – Iman Shaheen: Ottawa’s Iman Shaheen secured the National title at the 2023 Junior Open in early December. She started 2023 winning the first medal at the Canada Winter Games for Ontario with a bronze for the Individual Event and then a silver for the Team Event. In May at the 2023 Canadian June Closed Championship, Iman won a bronze medal.  She was also selected to the Canadian team going to the World Junior Team and Individual Championships in Melbourne, Australia in July. Iman won the coveted 2023 Alex Ducas Memorial Award, which is given to the competitor at the Canadian Junior Squash Championships, who best exemplifies the spirit of fair play, enjoyment of life, and commitment to excellence.

Swimming – Julie Brousseau: 2023 saw Brousseau break through on the international stage with seven medals at the Junior World Championships; she was the most decorated Canadian at the event. Two of her medals were silver, including one in the 200m freestyle where she was .01 seconds off of gold. She then made her Senior National Team debut at the Pan American Games and won gold with the 4x100m freestyle relay team. Brousseau returned to the top of the Pan Am Games podium with a gold medal win in the 400m individual medley. Later that same night she swam to bronze with Canada’s 4x200m freestyle relay team.

Table Tennis  – Priyanka Pareek: Priyanka proved to be Ottawa’s top table tennis talent of 2023 by competing in events open to all genders; she beat all challengers in the Ottawa Table Tennis Club’s Ontario Challenge event, she was a quarter-finalist at a Quebec circuit event and earned the Best Female Performance Award en route to a silver medal in Trois-Rivières. She also helped train members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the 2023 Invictus Games.

Taekwondo – Leonarda Andric: Leonarda won the W-67kg Division at Taekwondo Canada’s 2023 Pre-Qualification Tournament for Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Andric was a 2023 recipient of Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence program grant. She competed at five international events in 2023, earning three silver medals and two bronze medals in senior competition.

Tennis – Shaheer Mikhail: Shaheer moved to Ottawa in 1975 and began playing community tennis at the former Rideau Tennis and Squash Club. In 2023 he won a national championship in men’s doubles, competing in the over 80 age category. He qualified to represent Canada at the International Tennis Federation Super-Seniors team World Championships, where he helped Team Canada to a bronze medal finish out of a field of 13 teams.

Trampoline – Alexander Don: Alexander Don of the Tumblers Gymnastics Centre was a member of silver-medal-winning Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, where he placed eighth in the synchro event and seventh individually. At the Ontario Provincials in June, Alexander placed first and earned the gold medal. He also competed at the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions, placing fifth in the synchro event.

Ultimate – Roth Mohring: Mohring scored 23 assists and four goals in seven games at the 2023 Canadian Junior Ultimate Championships with Ignite. A team captain with Ignite, which captured a gold medal at the Ontario Ultimate Championships, Roth is a superb O-line center handler, and a huge deep threat standing at 6-foot-5.

Volleyball – Léa Pendergast: a member of Maverick Volleyball 17U Goldrush and Louis-Riel, Pendergast was selected to Team Ontario Red and won the U16 Canada Cup. The six-foot-two left-side hitter has since been invited to Volleyball Canada’s National Excellence Program.

Volleyball (Beach) – Quinn Brydges and Mallea McMullin: Silver medals at the 14U Ontario Championship highlighted the 2023 season for Brydges and McMullin. Despite some injury troubles, the team also brought home two gold medals and a silver medal from various 14U and 15U tournaments this season. They demonstrated exceptional teamwork, communication, and composure in the championship class, solidifying their reputation as adept tournament players.

Water Polo  –  Costa Romanov: A member of Capital Wave’s High-Performance Athlete Program, Romanov was named to the 15U Team Ontario squad in 2023 where he was on the starting line up and helped them capture the silver medal at the Provincial Nationals. A strong goal scorer, he notched 21 goals in 20 games as part of the 17U circuit and was named the Athlete of the Year at the Capital Wave club. Costa currently plays in the 17U National League Team and the Toronto Jets Senior National League. He is looking forward to gaining some international experience in 2024.

Weightlifting – Spencer Moorman: Moorman was a triple-winner at the 2023 Ontario Weightlifting Championships. He won the men’s 109 kg division by a big margin of 55 kg over the next-best competitor, and he was also tops in the overall Sinclair rankings that compares athletes across weight classes. The 327 kg combined total he lifted in the snatch and clean-and-jerk events was also superior to the 324 kg mark set by the Canadian championships winner earlier in the year. Though Spencer showed he’s still got plenty of power, the 32-year-old former U.S. national champion’s main focus nowadays is his role as head coach for the CanAm Barbell Club, which earned the award as Ontario’s best club at the provincials, to complete his unique triple crown.

Wrestling  – Geneviève Morrison: Geneviève Morrison of the National Capital Wrestling Club was previously known as one of Canada’s most dedicated and accomplished athletes from 2006-16. She had won eight consecutive medals at the Canadian championships before winning gold in the lightest weight class in 2015; and then retired in 2016. After a seven-year absence, Geneviève is back. She won the gold medal in the 50kg category of the 2023 Canadian Wrestling Championships.

 

2023 Team Honourees:

Artistic Swimming:

Nepean Artistic Swim Club Junior Competitive Team: Ontario Provincial Champions – Ariane Downar, Corinne Wille, Evelyn Wille, Sarah Lockie, Clare Treberg, Zoe Rutten, Valia Oikonomidou, Coaches: Elise Bordeleau & Bridget Moore

Nepean Artistic Swim Club Mixed Ability Duet: Canadian Artistic Swimming Champions – Brooke Rakoczy-Penney and Sadie Shouldice

GO Capital Artistic Swim Club Youth HP Team: Ontario Provincial Champions – Dilara Baysal, Aubrey Benn, Kaylie Duc, Ariane Harvey, Katelyn Godsell, Monica Julien, Eliana Liu, Madison Murphy, Alyssa Tofinetti, Ella Virtanen

GO Capital Artistic Swim Club Youth HP Duet: Ontario Provincial Champions – Ariane Harvey & Madison Murphy

GO Capital Artistic Swim Club Senior HP Team: Ontario Provincial Champions – Frederique Desjardins, Nanxi Jiang, Chloé McAllister, Gillian McIlwaine, Mélissa Pilon, Catherine Prystupa-Maule

Ball Hockey:

Ottawa Capitals: National Champions – Chantale Archambault, Claudia Bergeron, Carley Blomberg, Audrey-Ann Boutour, Kara Brumm, Elysia Desmier, Danika Doucet, Tawnya Guindon, Jenna Hendrikx, Corie Jacobson, Jenna James, Hokey Langan, Nicole Latreille, Marie-Philippe Lavoie, Annalisa Mazzarello, Emilie Morter, Kassandra Michaud, Sylvia Ottman, Guiliana Pallotta, Hannah Saunders, Jessica Schroeder and Emily Smith.

Baseball:

East Nepean Eagles Senior Little League: Ontario and Canadian Little League Champions – Nolan Beelen, Evan Campbell, Jacob Elyea, David Kelly, Grayden Larose, Jeffrey Luo, Reid Maika, Owen McBane, Charlie McDougall, Justin Morris, Evan Tao, Cameron White, Thomas White, Head Coach Matt Beelen, Assistants Andrew Morris & Jeff Maika, and Team Manager Stephanie Elyea

Ottawa-Nepean Canadians U15 Baseball Team: Premier Baseball League of Ontario Champions – Matt Albert, Andrew Amos, Ethan Bathurst, Kyle Edwards, Sam Ellis, Nathan Emery, Jake Ferris, Dylan Findlay, Daniel Finnie, Nolan Hobbins, Kyler Leboutillier, William Martin, Hayden Payne, Ethan Sun, Jacob Thomson & Cameron Wright, Coaches Peter Grills, David Bathurst, Brad Fairholm, Ernie Schroeder, Evan Grills & Shail Paliwal

Ottawa West Twins Majors Little League: Ontario Little League Champions – Cormac Anderson, Jacob Auger, Matthew Bell, Tyson Brousmiche, Owen Cameron, Jonny Cuhaci, Brady Grubb, Vincent Leger, Nico Milks, Ryan Nolan, Kieran Rangwala, Gavin Rossiter, Coaches Fern Lefebvre, Luc Hamel and Brian Futterer

Basketball:

Gloucester-Cumberland Wolverines U17 Girls: Provincial Champions – Dania Dumel Wiggins, Tressa Sutherland, Maya Charles, Dayna Holbein, Makella Desjardins, Maria Murray, Gabrièla Uyanze, Kaitlyn Harvey, Alexia Schryburt, Sophie Côté. Coaches: Hans Schryburt, André Desjardins, Irene Côté

Ottawa Next Level-X Boys: National Champions – Andrew DiMillo (Head Coach), Jack Gallaway, Adib Chowdhury (Lead Assistant Coach), Ismael Amadou, Will LeBlanc, Gelbert Simo, Mohammed Shakshouki, Landry Ouedraogo, Yann Aphely, Deandre Rowe, Shaquie Kalonji, Yahya Abdisamed, Arman Rezaeipour (Assistant Coach), Jason Sache, Ribensly Boisette, Yann Umukunzi, Derrick Noubissi, David Ilunga (Assistant Coach), Simon Desta (Assistant Coach), Terrence White, John Nicol, Joseph Irakoze, Eric Leduc

Carleton Ravens Men: U SPORTS National Champions – Elliot Bailey, Marko Braticevic, Nelson Cilien, Luka Dolman, Reginald Jean Seraphin, Jacob Knight, Wazir Latiff, Bradley Louidon, Evan Meyer, Emanuel Milon, Marjok Okado, Ben Riley, Gebrael Samaha, Grant Shephard, Emmanuel Ugbah, Connor Vreeken, Aiden Warnholtz. Head Coach: Taffe Charles, Assistant Coaches: Avy Sanelus, Zachary Angelini, Eric Parthenais, Pat Sullivan, Dave Smart

Carleton Ravens Women: OUA Conference Champions and U SPORTS National Champions – Kayla Brutus, Dorcas Buisa, Tatyanna Burke, Teresa Donato, Zerina Duvnjak, Gabrielle Francis, Emma Kiesekamp, Oceane Kounkou, Tamia Laborde-Sutton, Sierra Peck, Kali Pocrnic, Kyana-Jade Poulin, Kinly Rice, Jacqueline Urban. Head Coach: Dani Sinclair, Assistant Coaches: Michelle Abella, Dean Petridis, Mackenzie Ash-Smith, Team Manager: Isabelle Rissi, Performance Analyst: Evan Reynolds

Ottawa Next Level U14 Girls: Provincial Champions – Ann Arbour, Ruby Dawson, Ariel Drain, Sana’a Laale, Adriana Narciso, Katie Pampararo, Sasha Ralph, Aliyah Reid, Salma Sharabas, Madelyn Thompson, Sophie McKittrick, Asia Gordon, Ava McKay

Osgoode Township High School Varsity Girls: OFSAA Class A Champions – Brooke Swanson, Teagan Kleinhenerbrink, Brielle Croisetierre, Kaitlyn Harvey, Alexandra Lindon, Keira Lusk, Katie Semple, Charley Toivonen, Emily Harvey, Patyn MacMillan. Coaches: Aaron Harvey, Jenny Rodgers.

uOttawa Gee-Gees Men: OUA Conference Champions, National Bronze Medallists – Liban Abdalla, Steven Angenent, Thomas Chilton, Charles-Antoine Gaba, Jacques-Melaine Guemeta, Salih Halawa, Josh Inkumsah, Eugene Kanku, Cole Newkirk, Brock Newton, Cole Newton, Kevin Otoo, Guillaume Pepin, Sam Playter, Nathaniel Simms, Dragan Stajic. Head Coach: James Derouin, Assistant Coaches: Mike L’Africain, Clarence Porter, Ahmed Mahamoud

Bowling:

Ottawa Valley 5-Pin Bowling Association Men’s Open Team: Ontario Open Champions – Spencer Murray, Julien Nadeau, Matt Wallace, Stephane Lapensée, Matt Baker, Chris Gordon, and coach Jodie Barker.

Canoe/Kayak:

Zoe and Abby Wojtyk: U23 World Championship Bronze Medallists, National Champions, C2 500 metres

Rideau Canoe Club: Ontario Grand Championship Burgee

Cricket:

Cumberland Cricket Club: Challenge Division Champions – Manvir Mankoo (Captain), Rajbir Gill (Vice Captain), Gurinderbeer Singh, Tanveer Singh, Karamjeet Singh, Prateek Sharma, Manjit Gill, Pankit Kumar, Kamal Kundlas, Nikhil Patil, Sumeet Bhardwaj, Navdeep Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Mayank Sharma, Vignesh Worlikar, Jiwan Sharma, Saurabh Bhanot

Cross Country Running:

Glebe Collegiate Senior Boys: OFSAA Senior Boys Champions – Derek Strachan, Kiefer Melinz- Dupuis, Saul Taler, Will Fairhead, Russell Heins and coach Kirk Dillabaugh  

Curling:

Team Rajala: World Senior Men’s Champions – Alternate – Phil Daniel, Lead – Paul Madden, Second – Chris Fulton, Third – Rich Moffatt, Skip – Howard Rajala

Flag Football:

Ottawa Hawks U16: Ontario Provincial Champions – Cameron Grant, Charley Toivonen, Eleonore Brunelle, Layla Simpson, Liv Lavoie, Magalie Massie, Makenzie MacDonald, Maya Levy, Soraya Bard, Coach Taylor Casey & Coach Daniel Gonzales 

Goalball:

Canadian Women’s Goalball Team: Parapan American Games Champions – Whitney Bogart, Amy Burk and Emma Reinke, along with Team Canada’s Brieann Baldock, Meghan Mahon and Maryam Salehizadeh.

Judo:

Allyn Takahashi and Tony Walby: National and Pan American bronze medallists

Lawn Bowls:

Eastern Ontario Lawn Bowling Men’s Triples: Ontario Champions – Bill Sheffield (Skip), Zach Steele (Vice) and Bill Rogers (Lead)

Ringette:

West Ottawa U14 Girls: Ontario Champions

Rugby:

uOttawa Gee-Gees Men: RSEQ Conference Champions – Félipé Altidor-Paquette, Habib Aqiqi, Malik Are, Finn Armstrong, Jamie Armstrong, Zachary Auger, Ali Awada, Jacob Billo, Connor Billo, Sean Biryukov, James Blacker, Nathan Blacker, Duncan Campbell, Zak Campbell, Jack Chouinard, William Corry, Mateo Crapigna, William Crosland, Connor Davidson, Lucas Dingwall, Andreas Dionisopoulos, Logan Dowell, Gordie Evans, Noah Fortier, Nico Garcia-Gutierrez, Aiden Gregoire, Malek Hajj Hassan, Logan Harris, Theo Hensey, Ben Holahan, Shayan Jalili-Tacona, Alexandre Lafleur, Ryan Lagendyk, Wade Marshall, Dominick Martin, Mark Mikaya, Sean Millar, Lane Morency, Graeme Neill-Klein, Klein Ntwari, Lukas Orange, Ryan Plunkett, Jade Rempel-Facey, Matthew Robinson, Glenn Roy, Evan Roy, Yassine Saadi, Ziad Saffar, Asim Saka, Azaria Schwartz, Josh Seguin, Lewis Shiels, Malcolm Stewart, Donovan Tran, Calum Webber-Smith, Connor Williams, Josh Wu, Yenam Zouzoua, Head Coach Andrew Armstrong, Assistant Coaches James Flemming, Marius Felix, Marco Piacentini, Brett Middleton

uOttawa Gee-Gees Women: RSEQ Conference Champions – Emmanuela Anye, Quynh-Ni Au, Ella Blyth, Tylo Borsboom, Aurora Bowie, Kaylee Brooks, Mercedes Cole, Alysia Comtois, Mackenzie Cosh, Teri Davis Ewan, Nev Dubois, Bronwen Earle, Farida Elsharkawy, Claire Gallagher, Isabelle Grisé, Taelor Hendrick, Anjali Jagannathan, Ketsia Kamba, Julia Latremouille, Marley Magnusson, Alessia Mastrorillo, Sophie McDonald, Caleigh McMillan, Ngozi Mosindi, Blessing-Osusa Okundaye, Deborah (Ife) Oyetoran, Sophie Pickard, Julie Pink, Katheryn Rudy,

Rachel Steel, Leigha Stiles, Mikayla Sweeting, Sandra Tamayo Manzanera, Emma Wade, Jamie-Lee Walker, Chloe Ward, Annalise Wey, Sarah White, Tian Wiens, Head Coach Duncan McNaughton, Assistant Coaches Patrick Thompson, Asya Bartley.

Skiing (Cross Country):

Carleton Ravens Women: OUA Conference Champions – Bronwyn Williams, Maggie McClure, Katherine Mason, Helen McCulligh, Mallory Williams, Emma Holmes, Chloe Ranahan, Bella Mouchet, Head Coach Kevin Shields

Nakkertok Nordic: Canadian Club Champions

Nepean High School Knights Junior Boys Relay Team: OFSAA Champions – Cordon Hawkes, James Fee, Andrei Hovorka, Robin Daniels

Glebe Collegiate Gryphons Senior Girls Relay Team: OFSAA Champions

Soccer:

Carleton Ravens Men: OUA Conference Champions – Roberto Paguaga Frankovich, Raphaël Garcia, Andres Sanchez, Brady Curkovic, Moses Kafeero, Omar Darwish, Kevin Kaba, Luca Piccioli, Mohamed Bouzidi, Devyn Viegas, Eric Yoseke, Tareq Hamad, Bilal Chebihi, Darren Bouaziz, Michael Blight, Adrijan Vranjkovic, Danny Assaf, Amadou Kone, Yusuf Osman, Caden Tomy, Carlos Gago, Tyler David, Seddik Sahraoui, Anthony Domanico, Head Coach Marcelo Plada, Assistant Coaches Kwame Telemaque, Lucas Blain, Karl Wasslen, Gord Macdonald

OSU Force U14 Boys: Provincial Champions – Aidan De Hartog, Alejandro Bolivari, Ali Nazari , Almedin Brkic, Andre Guo,  Caleb Larocque, Diego Battisti, Foster Nancarrow , Gabriel Elayouti ,Isaia Rajakoban, Jadon Yu,  Josiah Oppong-Nketiah , Luka Hong, Myles Knelsen, Owain Ozrad, Ty Williams, Nabeel Mahmood, Abbas Gedeon. Coaches: Head Coach Emilio Millan, Ass’t Mohandi Mulay, Ass’t Vlad Vrsecky

Ottawa TFC U21 Women: Provincial Champions – Amelia Thompson, Chanelle Chaput, Emilie-Lina Ducharme, Hailey Jones, Jenea Knight, Jessica Boyle, Katie Brzozowski, Kylie Laframboise, Lauren Curran, Liana Farrell, Mack Curran, Nora Ghie, Paige Robert, Veronique Bolduc, Victoria Ufholz, Zoe Lortie 

uOttawa Gee-Gees Women: OUA Conference Champions – Véronique  Bolduc, Eva Bouity, Katie Brzozowski, Chanelle Chaput, Rosalie Côté, Adriane Devlin, Nibonile Dlamini, Maya Dussault, Yulan Farias, Gabrielle Ferland, Tessa Frangione, Élianne Gervais, Emilie Guillot, Cassidy Joslin, Olivia Krzywonos, Juliann Lacasse, Florence Laroche, Mia Leclerc, Janea Mallitt, Sabrina Mangiaracina, Jenna Matsukobo, Allana Oriente, Cassandra Provost, Maya Smith, Head Coach Steve Johnson, Assistant Coaches Veronica Mazzella, Stuart Barbour, David Bellemare, Joanna Geck, Mark Fowler

West Ottawa Warriors Senior Men: National Champions – Anton Favre, Mitch Leclair, Adam Malekos, Yusuf Osman, Brady Curkovic, Isaac Johnson, Simon Rochon, Emad Houache, Sebastian Rodriguez, Ricky Comba, Daud Dahir, Javane Henry, Aydin Harris, Zach El-Shafei, Marco Natoli, Owen McKee, Malik Belhaj, Hasan Mohaser, Matias Markus, Mahir Hadziresic, Michael Bastianelli, Cameron Shaw, Jack Pensom, Dyan Vil, Maxime Fillion, Junior Asare. Head Coach: Stephen O’Kane, Assistant Coach: Leonidas Legakis, Manager: Aakash Kapuria

Tennis:

Glebe CI Gryphons Boys’ Doubles: OFSAA Champions – Carter Chew & Aidan Fennimore

Trampoline:

Ottawa Gymnastics Centre Level 4 TG Synchro: Provincial Champions – Teagan Harrigan and Lee Ming King

Ottawa Gymnastics Centre Level 2 TG Synchro: Provincial Champions – Anne-Sophie Lacaille and Julianna Toussaint

Ultimate:

Ottawa Ignite Junior Boys: Ontario Ultimate Champions and National Bronze Medallists

Wicked West Junior Girls: Ontario Ultimate Champions and National Silver Medallists, Open Division – Callia Bouse, Hillary Boehm-Edwards, Lily Sue-Ping, Lauryn Bess, Kate Clement, Liv Mellway, Lilianne Shannon, Rebecca Mooder, Ocean Wendler, Khoi Brooks, Brooklyn Cheer, Keira Kennedy, Kira Watson, Mackenzie Roussel, Grace Gauthier, Sophie Belanger, Charlie Boulanger, Hannah Griezic, Karina Dobson, Natasha Lawson, Rachel Madeira, Carsey Xie, Coach: Erik Hunter, Coach: Laura Storey, Coach: Michael Davidson, Coach: Mike Belanger

Water Polo:

Capital Wave 13U Girls: Provincial Champions

Capital Wave 13U Coed Team: Provincial Champions

Capital Wave 15U Girls: Eastern National Champions

Ottawa Titans U19 Men: Interprovincial Champions – Liam Sterne, Felix Labelle, William Landstrom, Jackson Taylor, Andrej Gavric, Darius Trofinenco, Felix Trofinenco, Griffin Kealey, Daniel Gonzalez-Delgado, Quinn Koster, Karim Mamlouk, Giancarlo Marquez, Liam Rogers, Coach: Andras Szeri

Weightlifting:

CanAm Barbell Club: Ontario Senior Championships Best Team