Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Wellington Driedger of the Steinbach Christian Flames basketball team
This 6’4” centre/post helped lead the Flames to a second place finish at their home tournament, while being named a tournament all-star. He is averaging 12 rebounds and 22 points per game this season. Coach Jamie Rogalsky states, “Wellington is a model athlete and trusted leader of the team. He spent countless hour in the gym refining his craft and has worked extremely hard in the offseason. He has a very high basketball IQ and is willing to learn from coaches, other players, and through video analysis. Wellington is a person of integrity and plays the game the right way. He volunteers with younger students in the school, mentoring and encouraging them to improve their skills”.
This grade 11 student maintains a 76% average, while also participating in volleyball.