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2017 Under-16 West Challenge All-Star Roster announced

08/16/2017, 1:15pm CST
By Football Saskatchewan / Football Canada

Ottawa, ON (August 15, 2017) -  On Tuesday, Football Canada announced a 40 player all-star roster which was selected from the group of talented players that competed in last month's Football Canada under-16 West Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Not only do the players gain recognition for their tournament performance, but they receive an invitation to represent Canada at the 2018 International Bowl.  Details including dates and locations will be announced at a later date.

Highlighting the West Challenge All-Star team are Alberta's Ajou Ajou and Simon King as well as Saskatchewan's Ryker Frank who were previously respectively named Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams tournament MVPs in Lethbridge.

As this was the inaugural year for the under-16 West Challenge, the goals of this event were to introduce this age level to tournament style competitive football and encouraging development.

Selecting this all-star roster was difficult due to the high caliber of talent that was displayed in Lethbridge in early July.

"With so many talented players, this all-star list reflects the diverse pool of players that exists in the West," commented Aaron Geisler, Football Canada Manager of Development. "During the under-16 West Challenge, we witnessed speed, explosiveness and athleticism from the four participating provinces."

"After one year of this tournament, we can already see the impact and importance of this event on the national stage.  Seeing the high competition level in Lethbridge made the task of selecting all-stars very tough. Being selected as a West Challenge All-Star is a major accomplishment and players should be proud of this special recognition."

2017 UNDER-16 WEST CHALLENGE ALL-STARS:

NAME/NOM

POSITION

PROV.TEAM/ÉQUIPE PROV. (#/NO.)

HOMETOWN/VILLE

TEAM/ÉQUIPE 2016-17

Eli Hetlinger

QB/QA

Alberta (#11)

Edmonton

Harry Ainlay

Noah Pelletier

QB/QA

Saskatchewan (#7)

Regina

Balfour

Jaden Caston

RB/DO

Alberta (#25)

Calgary

Henry Wise Wood

Xavier Cole

RB/DO

British Columbia (#6)

Delta

Seaquam

Ryker Frank

RB/DO

Saskatchewan (#17)

Regina

Leboldus

Payton Littleford

RB/DO

Manitoba (#34)

Thunder Bay

St. Patrick

Ajou Ajou

REC

Alberta (#80)

Brooks

Brooks

Kaiden Bannon

REC

Manitoba (#13)

Winnipeg

Garden City

Sony Bermudez-Chavez

REC

Alberta (#5)

Edmonton

Harry Ainlay

Logan Buchwitz

REC

British Columbia (#88)

Chilliwack

GW Graham

Jaxon Hume

REC

Alberta (#21)

Edmonton

Harry Ainlay

Kolby Hurford

REC

Alberta (#1)

Sherwood Park

Salisbury

Ethan Yip

REC

British Columbia (#14)

Surrey

Holy Cross

Derek Beaubien

OL/LO

Saskatchewan (#54)

Scout Lake

Assiniboia

Sam Carson

OL/LO

Alberta (#65)

Calgary

Henry Wise Wood

Cash Cuthbert

OL/LO

Saskatchewan (#75)

Weyburn

Weyburn

Keghan Davidson

OL/LO

Manitoba (#58)

Thunder Bay

Hammarskjold

Albert Reese

OL/LO

Alberta (#70)

Edmonton

Strathcona

Evan Selzler

OL/LO

Alberta (#57)

Sherwood Park

Archbishop Jordan

Navarone Watchmaker

OL/LO

Alberta (#50)

Kehewin

Notre Dame Bonnyville

Charlie DeLand

DB/DD

Alberta (#20)

Calgary

St. Francis

Adam Fast

DB/DD

Manitoba (#25)

Winnipeg

Valour

Jackson Gant

DB/DD

Alberta (#27)

St. Albert

St. Albert

Nostyn Hart

DB/DD

Manitoba (#24)

Winnipeg

Vincent Massey

Jordan Innes

DB/DD

Alberta (#24)

Calgary

Ernest Manning

Sheldon McNabb

DB/DD

Alberta (#12)

Sherwood Park

Salisbury

Jackson Milton-Owens

DB/DD

Saskatchewan (#12)

Regina

Campbell

Jordan Friesen

DL/LD

Manitoba (#41)

Winnipeg

Dakota

Fayden Graymyk

DL/LD

Saskatchewan (#55)

Yorkton

Yorkton

Hayden Lorenz

DL/LD

Saskatchewan (#49)

Regina

Leboldus

Adrian Minakata Mata

DL/LD

Alberta (#99)

Calgary

St. Francis

Jonah Sicliano

DL/LD

Manitoba (#90)

Thunder Bay

Hammarskjold

Karl Von Einsiedel

DL/LD

British Columbia (#1)

Mission

Abbbotsford

Jacob Yahaya

DL/LD

Alberta (#92)

Calgary

St. Francis

Jude Buchanan

LB/SEC

British Columbia (#7)

Vancouver

Notre Dame

Isaac Dokken

LB/SEC

Manitoba (#55)

Steinbach

Steinbach

Simon King

LB/SEC

Alberta (#55)

Calgary

St. Francis

Carson Remus

LB/SEC

Alberta (#58)

Okotoks

Foothills

Parker Schmaltz

LB/SEC

Saskatchewan (#34)

Regina

Winston Knoll

Kosta Zannis

LB/SEC

Alberta (#45)

Calgary

Crescent Heights


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