7 Saskatchewan athletes in action at Pan Am Games on Tuesday

7 Saskatchewan athletes in action at Pan Am Games on Tuesday

It's been an incredible Pan Am Games for Saskatchewan athletes.

Five Saskatchewan athletes & one head coach already have Pan Am medals, while seven more compete on Tuesday.

Only three of the eight Saskatchewan athletes who have already completed their events failed to reach the podium.

Ready to ride

In one of the only sports requiring a motorized teammate, Humboldt's Rusty Malinoski is looking to wow spectators & bring home a gold medal this week in wakeboarding. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of wakeboarding's debut at the Pan Am Games.

At least one Pan Am Games star will likely be following Malinoski today. Fellow Humboldt, Sask., athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton shared her excitement on Monday:

Hitting a Wall

On the baseball diamond, Saskatchewan's Bradi Wall (Swift Current) started her Pan Am Games with a bang.

Canada walloped Cuba 13-1 in their opening game. Wall, who plays shortstop, had an incredible game, picking up two hits, scoring two runs, & driving in a game-high four RBIs.

Saskatoon pitcher Melissa Armstrong didn't appear in the first game.

They'll take on Venezuela at 5:05 p.m. CST

Another win for Gurski, women's softball

Dalmeny's Megan Gurski & the Canadian women's softball team continues to dominate at the Games.

Following a 6-0 win over Brazil on Sunday, Canada picked up another shutout beating Cuba 5-0 on Monday.

After picking up a hit & an RBI in the first game, Gurski struckout twice against Cuba. She'll have a chance for redemption at the plate this afternoon against the undefeated U.S. team.

Two sides of the racquet

While they both compete in racquetball, Saskatchewan's Christine Richardson (Regina) & Tim Landeryou (Saskatoon) have experienced opposite results so far.

Richardson lost her first two women's doubles matches this week. The 25-year-old will have a chance to pick up her first win today at 4:05 p.m.

Landeryou is looking to stay perfect in men's doubles today. He won his first two games & will look to make it three-straight at 5:05 p.m.

If you're a fan of Saskatchewan athletes, circle Wednesday, July 22 on your calendar because there will be plenty to watch.

Here is when Saskatchewan athletes are competing next:

Tuesday, July 21 (all times in CST)

Men's Wakeboard

– Semi-finals at 11 a.m. (Rusty Malinoski, Humboldt)

Racquetball

– Women's doubles at 4:05 p.m. (Christine Richardson, Regina)

– Men's doubles at 5:05 p.m. (Tim Landeryou, Saskatoon)

Women's softball

– Canada vs USA at 5 p.m. (Megan Gurski, Dalmeny)

Men's volleyball

– Canada vs USA at 5:05 p.m. (Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon)

Women's baseball

– Canada vs Venezuela at 5:05 p.m. (Saskatoon's Melissa Armstrong, Swift Current's Bradi Wall) 

Wednesday, July 22

Men's 400 m Hurdles 

– Semi-final at 10:30 a.m., 10:37 a.m., 10:44 a.m. (Tait Nystuen, Regina)

Women's Baseball

– Canada vs Puerto Rico at 1:05 p.m. (Saskatoon's Melissa Armstrong, Swift Current's Bradi Wall) 

Men's Wakeboard

– Final at 2 p.m. (Rusty Malinoski, Humboldt)

Women's shot put

– Final at 4:30 p.m. (Taryn Suttie, Hanley)

Women's softball

– Canada vs Dominican Republic at 5 p.m. (Megan Gurski, Dalmeny)

Men's volleyball

– Quarter-final 5 p.m./7 p.m. (TBA)

Source: “CBC”

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