Two University of Winnipeg Junior Wesmen volleyball teams have punched their tickets to the club national championships.
The Jr. Wesmen 18U boys team won the provincial gold medal last weekend in Brandon, while the Jr. Wesmen 18U girls team battled to a bronze-medal finish.
Both teams will now travel to Edmonton to compete May 19-22.
Isaiah Olfert was named tournament MVP and teammates Jaxen Loeppky and Darian Koskie were named tournament all-stars for the Jr. Wesmen.
The boys’ team was coached by Wesmen alumni Rob Olfert and had current Wesmen Evan Alexander as well as former Wesmen Nolan Parrington and Riley Delavau as assistants.
On the girls side, the Jr. Wesmen prevailed in a three-set thriller (25-23, 21-25, 15-10) against the Jr. Bisons.
Janet Clegg, the sister of current Wesmen men’s setter Mikael Clegg, was named to the tournament all-star team.
— With files from the UWinnipeg Wesmen