Manitoulin athletes bring home gold from the 2014 NAIG

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WINNIPEG—Among all the champions who all did so very well at the games, a number of local athletes brought home some serious metal from the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Tristan McGregor of Whitefish River First Nation finished with a gold medal in the under 16 male discus and a bronze medal in the under 16 shot put, finishing seventh in under 16 male javelin. As part of Team Ontario Tristan also won a gold medal in the 4 x 400 metre under 16 relay.

Naakwaam Shawanda (13) and Tyson Thomas Daniel Wemigwans of Wikwemikong won gold in the under 14 male MC2 1,000 metre canoe/kayak competition. Wiingash Dawson Mandamin Roy from Wikwemikong was a member of the Team Ontario under 16 boys soccer team which won the bronze medal.

Zack Pregent of Birch Island won bronze in the 400 metre run under 19 and came in sixth in the 200 metre run.

Hunter Elizabeth Johns of Wikwemikong won gold in basketball as part of Team Ontario.

Sheila Claudette Theresa Eshquib of M’Chigeeng and Alara Owl of the Whitefish River First Nation won gold with Team Ontario in the under 16 soccer event.

Cassandra M. Bisson of M’Chigeeng won silver with Team Ontario in the female under 14 division.

Wynona Sarah Visitor of the Whitefish River First nation won bronze in under 16 basketball with Team Ontario.

Bo Peltier of Wikwemikong won bronze with Team Ontario in Lacrosse Box under 19.

Chase Assiniwe, and Tanner Kinoshameg of Wikwemikong and Montana McGregor and Theron Alec McGregor of the Whitefish River First Nation won bronze in soccer with Team Ontario in the under 16 division.

Danielle Jone-Migwans of M’Chigeeng won bronze in softball with Team Ontario in the under 19 division.

Nicholas McGregor and Colten Pheasant of Wikwemikong won bronze in softball with Team Ontario in the under 19 division.

Garrett Peltier of Wikwemikong was a participant in the under 14 male MC2 1,000-metre canoe/kayak competition.

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