Alberni athletes headed to BC Summer Games

Wrestling contingent dominates Port Alberni's contribution of athletes headed to the BC Summer Games in Nanaimo July 17-20.

Port Alberni will send nearly two dozen athletes, officials and supervisors to the BC Summer Games, taking place July 17–20, 2014 in Nanaimo.

Wrestling athletes and officials dominate the participants’ list. Former athletes Mike Cappus, Cole Doskotch, Cody McEvay, Jesse Wagner and Jordan Wagner have all signed on as officials for the Games, along with Alana Bodnar. Head coach Jeanette Badovinac and assistant coach Chris Bodnar will accompany athletes Johannes Kulich, Michel Kurucz, Dean Leyland, Emma McGowan, Remi Wells, Nolan Badovinac, Aaron Badovinac and Lauren Barker.

Athletes in other disciplines competing for Port Alberni include Connor Sabiston, Oliver Speagle and Jonah Wynans in athletics, Selena Howard in canoe/kayak with Allison Howard as adult supervisor, and Alan Charlesworth in boys’ softball.

Athletes from Ucluelet also heading to the Games include Alvin Mati (boys’ 3×3 basketball official), Emma Irwin (wrestling official), Mayben Crabbe (wrestling) and Heather Morrison (wrestling). There are no athletes on the participants’ list from Tofino this year.

All represent Zone 6 Vancouver Island-Central Coast.

The Nanaimo Games will see more than 2,900 athletes, 583 coaches and 408 officials in attendance. There are 19 sports represented at the Games.