Rookie of the Year
First up, Natalia Kolesova was awarded 2017 Rookie of the Year! Nata is a dedicated athlete who trains with our junior team. She comes from a swimming background and started racing triathlon this past year. She was one of the top 3 female triathletes in Saskatchewan in her first year and represented Sask at Canada games. She also won the sprit distance triathlon at Riding Mountain.
We are very proud to have such a dedicated and talented athlete on our team!
Youth Athlete of the Year
Shout out to Molly “All I Do Is Win” Lakustiak - TriSask Youth Athlete of the Year!!
Molly quite literally won everything she entered - in 2017 she was the 12/13 Year Old NATIONAL Champion and won many other titles across Western Canada. She also competed in an ITU Under 26 event (she is still a few years from a learners license!) and finished 7th overall.
Coach Brendan says that Molly’s success comes from her dedication to practice and her drive for self improvement. We are lucky to have her on our team!
Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations Theresa Gibson - Triathlon Saskatchewan Volunteer of the Year! Theresa has been volunteering with the RMC for over a decade - she has been a member of the RMC Board of Directors for 6 years and is the founder and Race Director of the Spoke n'Hot Women's Triathlon (registration open Thursday!). Theresa and her husband Mark have done a tremendous amount to advance the sport of triathlon in Regina in the past 10 years. Theresa is the quiet half of the Gibson family but she is always buzzing around in the background, setting up, tearing down, and passing on advice.
Thanks for EVERYTHING Theresa!!
Female Long Distance Athlete of the Year
Maja Kralovcova won the Triathlon Saskatchewan 2017 Female Long Course Athlete of the Year Award.
In 2017, Maja finished 2nd place in her AG at the Calgary Ironman 70.3 and was the 1st place overall female finisher for the standard distance at Riding Mountain Triathlon.
Through our Master's Athlete Competition Funding program, RMC was proud to contribute to Maja's trip to Chattanooga Tennessee for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. In Chattanooga, Maja competed against the best in the world on one of Ironman's toughest courses, finishing in 5:26.
Not only is she talented, on race day Maja always has a huge smile and encouragement for others out on the course. We are so proud to have Maja on our team!
Male Long Distance Athlete of the Year
Jim Greenwood won the Triathlon Saskatchewan 2017 Male Long Course Athlete of the Year Award.
In 2017, Jim finished 2nd place in his AG at the Mont-Tremblant Ironman Qualifying himself for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.
Jim competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI on October 14th, completing the gruelling event in 11:20.
Jim has been a part of the Triathlon community in Regina for many years and we couldn't be prouder of his accomplishments!
Coach of the Year
Sean Hooper was awarded the TriSask Coach of the Year this past weekend. Sean has been a member and a coach for the Regina Multisport Club FUNdamentals Program for many years. His enthusiasm and commitment to developing younger Triathletes is inspiring. The RMC is extremely proud and fortunate to have individuals like Sean in the club. Congratulations Sean!
Male Provincial Athlete of the Year
Congratulations to hometown athlete Brennan Smith. started his Triathlon Career in Regina and has continued to pursue his passion for Triathlon and now competes at the Elite Level for Canada. His determination and hardwork continue to pay dividends as he finds more success on the international stage.
The RMC loves seeing its Alumni achieve their goals! Congratulations Brennan!