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2017 Under-16 West Challenge All-Star Roster announced
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Under-16 West Challenge All-Star Roster announced

BY  · AUGUST 15, 2017

Photo credit: Windy City Sports

Photo credit: Windy City Sports

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 diverse 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