The Canada Winter Games 2023 are happening in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Over the weekend, a couple of Red Deer-based trampoline athletes joined forces to win the bronze medal in the men’s synchronized event.
Cody Cyman, who is just 15 years old, landed on the bronze medal step of the podium with Artur Troyan after combining for 42.110 points in their final routine.
“This feels amazing and it is definitely a big confidence booster for me,” said Cyman. “I can’t wait to continue the competition this week, and see where this takes me.”
Cyman and Troyan remained focused while battling through a long day to achieve their goal of earning a medal at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown.
“Today was filled with lots of challenges, with lots of ups and downs. We covercame each challenge, had some luck and are just super pumped and excited it all worked out.”
New Brunswick won the gold medal with 43.270 points. Saskatchewan racked up 42.360 points for the silver medal.
The Alberta women’s synchronized trampoline duo of Claire Jackson and Katarina Kotkas – both of Calgary – finished sixth.
Other Central Alberta athletes to watch out for include:
Zach Gladu-from Blackfalds (Gymnastics-Artistic)
Joey Bayliss-from Clive (Boxing)
Kaylee Raniseth-from Delburne (Curling-Mixed)
Ally Bendfeld-from Innisfail (Coaching Female Hockey)
Dave Turnbull-from Olds (Mission Staff)
Anzhelika Troyan--from Red Deer (Manager, Trampoline)
Artur Troyan-from Red Deer (Trampoline)
Brett Wold-from Red Deer (Coach, Female Hockey)
Brody Andrie-from Red Deer (Boxing)
Christopher Kelly-from Red Deer (Coach, Ringette)
Cody Cyman-from Red Deer (Trampoline)
Kendall Newell-from Red Deer (Manager, Female Hockey)
Lisa Henderson-from Red Deer (Mission Staff)
Michael Kraichy-from Red Deer (Manager, Male Hockey)
Michelle Ostrikoff-from Red Deer (Coach, Fencing)
Ryann Holbein-from Red Deer County (Female Hockey)
Sydney Poapst-from Stettler (Wheelchair Basketball)
Cody Reynolds-from Sylvan Lake (Coach, Male Hockey)
Solomon Wynnyk-from Sylvan Lake (Snowboard)