Alberni athletes rule NAIG

Alberni aboriginal athletes pulled in two gold medals and one silver medals at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.

Alberni athletes owned the podium at the North American Indigenous Games.

Tseshaht dynamo Memphis Dick and Team BC U-14 went 4-0 en route to a gold medal against Team Ontario.

In other action, Hupacasath First Nation member Colby Felsman and his U-16 Team BC team took silver after losing to Team Wisconsin in the final of their division.

Meanwhile, Jesse Vissia and Team BC U-19 are also on a roll. They beat Team New Brunswick for the gold medal in their final match.

In Wrestling, Alberni’s Russell David beat Wisconsin’s Rashawn Bell in 58 kg. action on Tuesday. He wrestles Manitoba’s Bo Beardy for silver.

David Wilson lost to Kahnawake’s Kye Diabo on Tuesday in a 63 kg. bout. He next faces Newfoundland’s John Andrew in a fifth-sixth place bout.

And in Volleyball, Port Alberni’s Chelsey Charlesworth and Kenna Harding begin competition with the Team BC U-19 girls squad on Wednesday. Their first game was against a Mohawk team from Akwesasne.

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