Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Luis Rivamonte of the Garden City Fighting Gophers badminton team.
This 5’10” boys doubles player, and his partner Celmar, won all tournaments entered in this year. They captured the Maples, Louis Riel and Gimli tournaments. They finished the season by capturing both the KPAC and MHSAA Provincial championship title. Coach Missy Penner states, “Luis possesses a positive attitude and hard work ethic. He takes a leadership role on the team by helping his fellow teammates during practices. His sense of humour make him an absolute pleasure to coach.”
In grade 11, he maintains an 80% academic average, while also participating in basketball.