Athlete of the Week

Ben Ryan

Athlete of the Week
Cross Country, Track & Field
Award Date
Nov 1, 2011
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate

Ben Ryan of the Westgate Wings cross-country team is this week’s Home Run Sports Urban High School athlete of the week. 

This 5’8” runner led the Westgate Varsity Boys to their 2nd straight Cross Country Championship, while also winning the individual gold for his category.  Coach Doug Durksen states, “Ben is a team leader and has helped encourage all of our other athletes.  He has helped run practices and helped to organize and run a weekend training camp.  He is a role model for our junior high runners and he takes this seriously.  Ben is willing to offer guidance based on his triathlon background which has helped team members immensely.”
In his grade 12 year he maintains an academic average of 85%, while also competing in track & field.