Bolts Ignite at Prairie Winter International

Bolts Ignite at Prairie Winter International
Bolts Ignite at Prairie Winter International

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Early this month, the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts travelled to Winnipeg to compete  against teams  from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The Thunderbolts did not disappoint – having multiple swimmers qualify for finals and reach the podium. 

Standout performances from Sierra Bourgeios  (7 gold, 1 silver) and Roxy Ramirez (4 gold,1 silver,1 bronze) both claiming the high points title in their age categories. “PWI was an exceptionally fun and challenging meet!” Said an exuberant Sierra Bourgeois. “My favourite race  was my 1500 freestyle because I significantly improved my time and qualified for Ontario Senior Championships. It gave me motivation to work hard for the remainder of the weekend. I want to thank coach Roman for his dedication in helping swimmer’s dreams come true”. Other gold medal winners include: Daniel Francois, Daniel Giardetti, and Liam Rose-Weston.

Other medal winners include Abbi Brown, Taylor Brown, Jack Dennis,Maddy Giardetti, and Marco Martino.

Other finalists were Emily Agar, Riley Agar, Samantha Bergamo, Maggie Chisholm, Jed Demillo,Tessa Hupka, Soren Kingston,Audrey Marion, Dante Martino, and Abby Rose-Weston.  

“It was very exciting to watch all of our swimmers who’ve been working really hard reach their goals.  For many it was their first time attending this meet and they did tremendously well. I’m very proud of our athletes and their accomplishments” said an excited coach Ramirez. 

After an intense winter training camp over the Christmas break, The team will be travelling  next to Markham in January to compete at the MAC Winter Invitational for the start of long course season.    


Andrea Shepard

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