Judo Team Named for Canada Games

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first_img Coaches Cindy Fraser of Merigomish, Pictou Co., and Ben Zisserson of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton Co., will accompany the team with manager, Jack Cameron of Halifax. “The process took three years, but we wanted the most dedicated and deserving athletes on our team,” said Mr. Zisserson. “The team has several national medalists and international competitors, and we have an excellent chance to win a few medals.” The team will continue weekly camps and its training routine. On average, members train 14 to 16 hours a week. Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members — 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. See the team’s website at ns.canadagames.ca for the latest information on Team Nova Scotia. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers will gather in Whitehorse to compete for 1,122 medals in 22 sports. Eleven Nova Scotia judoists will try to fight their way to the podium in Whitehorse, Yukon, at the 2007 Canada Winter Games from Feb. 23 to March 10. The final team, selected after a series of camps over the past three years, is as follows: Bryan Campbell of New Glasgow, Pictou Co. Candace Broughm of West Northfield, Lunenburg Co. Robert Dorton of Margaree, Inverness Co. Cory Fraser of Merigomish, Pictou Co. Jessica Lavers of Durham, Pictou County Scott MacAdam of East Bay, Cape Breton, Co. Joshua MacKenzie of Little Harbour, Pictou Co., Colby MacNeil of Port Hawkesbury, Inverness Co. Chrystal Penney of Sydney Matthew Vaughan of Halifax Nathan Alexander Vakaras of Sydneylast_img

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