2017 Under-16 West Challenge All-Star Roster announced
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 calibre of talent that was displayed in Lethrbridge in early July.
“With so many talented players, this all-star list reflects the perse 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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