Nickel and Shopa medal at Canada Summer Games

Aleah Nickel and Austin Shopa both won wrestling medals at the Canada Summer Games August 11. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY KENT SHOPA

A pair to Swift Current wrestlers highlighted the final day of action for Southwest athletes at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg Friday.

Aleah Nickel won silver in the 46 kg individual competition. Nickel, 15, lost the gold medal match against British Columbia’s Victoria Seal, 16, on points. She had opened the day with a semi-final win by pinfall over Quebec’s Erin Rainville.

Swift Current’s Austin Shopa, 18, defeated British Columbia’s Arjot Gill in the 98 kg bronze medal match. He lost by fall to Ontario’s Kyle Jordon in the semi-final earlier in the day.

Swift Current’s Tobi Ojo scored a goal as the men’s soccer team defeated Yukon 4-0 to conclude the tournament.

Swift Current’s Tyler Piercy-Servant concluded his Summer Games in the pool Friday when he finished fourth in his 50 Metre Special Olympics Freestyle heat in 38.98 seconds.

Gull Lake’s Jenae Ruetz also swam in the Female 50 Metre Special Olympics Backstroke and was eighth in her heat in 53.00 seconds.

Braedon Friesen and Henry Rempel were both members of the men’s volleyball team. They concluded the tournament on Thursday with a four-set loss in the consolation round to Manitoba (23-25, 20-25, 26-24, 10-25).