Photo By Josh Schaefer/Huskie Athletics

EDMONTON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies finished on the podium 14 times at the Canada West Championship hosted by the University of Alberta on the weekend.


Saskatchewan captured three gold medals, four silver medals and seven bronze between the men’s and women’s teams.


No stranger to the top of the podium, Josh Bodnarchuk won his fourth straight gold medal at the conference championship, this time in the 61-kilogram weight class. Alexandra Schell won gold in the 48-kg on the women’s side, while Taylor Follensbee added the Huskies’ third gold medal in the 82-kg class.


The Saskatchewan women’s team finished second in the standings with 27 points, just five points out of the first place. The men finished third with 35 points.


The Alberta Pandas won the women’s title for the fourth time in history with 32 points. The Calgary Dino women placed third with 22 points, followed by Regina with 22 and Fraser Valley at 15.


Alberta also claimed the men’s title with 48 points, followed by the Regina Cougars with 36. Calgary (30) finished fourth behind the Huskies and Fraser Valley had 23. It was the 11th time in history the Golden Bears have won the men’s team title.


All five Canada West teams will now set their sights on the U SPORTS Championship, hosted by Algoma University February 23rd to 25th in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  The top three finishers in each weight class advance to the national championship.




48KG – 1st – Alexandra Schell

55KG – 2nd – Laryssa Barry

59KG – 3rd – MacKenzie Alexson

63KG – 3rd – Berit Johnson

67KG – 3rd – Alison McPhee

72KG – 4th – Hilary Palchewich

82KG- 1st – Taylor Follensbee



54KG – 3rd – Kieran Akhtar

57KG – 3rd – Remington Tschetter

61KG – 1st – Josh Bodnarchuk

65KG – 3rd – Ayobami Peluola

68KG – 2nd – Jon Risto

72KG – 4th – Trent Siemens

76KG – 4th – Tyler Bentley

82KG – 2nd – Noah Bertholet

90KG – 2nd – Hunter Lee

100KG – 4th – Liam Graham

120KG – 3rd – Kalin Langford





  1. Alberta Pandas – 32 points
    2. Saskatchewan Huskies – 27 points
    3. Calgary Dinos – 22 points
    4. Regina Cougars – 22 points
    5. Fraser Valley Cascades – 15 points


  1. Alberta Golden Bears – 48 points
    2. Regina Cougars- 36 points
    3. Saskatchewan Huskies – 35 points
    4. Calgary Dinos – 29 points
    5. Fraser Valley Cascades – 23 points