The Champ’s comin’ home

For the first time since high school, Rio 2016 Olympic champion Erica Wiebe will be wrestling back in Ottawa when she wears the maple leaf for the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualification Tournament Mar. 13-15 at the Shaw Centre. Wiebe earned Canada’s entry in the women’s 76 kg division thanks to her victory at the Dec.…

April 2019 Sportspage Snapshots: A Round-up of local sports action

Taffe Charles takes over Carleton Ravens men’s basketball for Dave Smart Now-former Carleton Ravens’ women’s basketball coach Taffe Charles is shifting over to the men’s side to take over for the most successful university basketball of all time. Carleton made the dual pronged announcement that Charles would fill Dave Smart’s shoes as lieutenant of the…

July Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.

April Snapshots: A roundup of local sports news

By Ottawa Sportspage Synchro swimmers near podium at FINA Artistic Swimming Worlds Two of Ottawa’s top synchro athletes participated in the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in March, including Olivia Jensen-Large, who nearly made the podium as part of Canada’s top three teams at the event. Jensen-Large placed 4th in the women’s team free…

Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

By Ottawa Sportspage Two Ottawa cyclists placed on the podium at Round 3 of the Union Cyclist Internationale Track Cycling World Cup. The Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton played host to the event for the first time and on home soil Ottawa Bicycle Club products Ariane Bonhomme and Derek Gee both contributed medal performances.…

Only W’s for Wiebe at Commonwealth Games Trials

Rio Olympic champion Erica Wiebe dominated at the trials for the Commonwealth Games held at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. in November. Wiebe, who won a gold medal in last year’s summer Olympic Games in the 75 kg class, finished 1st in the 76 kg class at the trials. The 2016 Ottawa Sports Awards…

Ottawa Sport Council’s Fall Sport Summit to tackle grants

By Dan Plouffe The Ottawa Sport Council will bring together the local sports community for its Fall Sport Summit the evening of Nov. 29 at Ben Franklin Place, set to cover a topic that’s become a crucial tool for community sports organizations’ advancement: creating successful grant applications. “Most sport organizations seem to be able to…