Sports in brief: Uplifting win for Wolbers

Abbotsford powerlifter Jon Wolbers turned in a record-setting performance at the Northwest Raw Powerlifting Championships in Sacramento, Calif. last weekend.

Abbotsford powerlifter Jon Wolbers turned in a record-setting performance at the Northwest Raw Powerlifting Championships in Sacramento, Calif. last weekend.

Wolbers, competing in the 220-pound class in the 60-69 age division, set a new American Powerlifting Association record for his category at 545 pounds in the pull. He also squatted 420 pounds and bench pressed 330 to take the best masters lifter award.

At a “raw” powerlifting event, competitors are only allowed a belt as supportive gear.

CASCADES HOST ID CAMP

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team is hosting an identification camp on Saturday, April 23.

Athletes will be put through drills by the UFV coaching staff, and participate in an officiated scrimmage. In addition to the Cascades coaching staff, multiple BCCAA men’s basketball coaches will be present. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $25 per athlete, and only those serious about competing at a post secondary level should attend. Players are asked to bring a reversible jersey, or a light and a dark T-shirt.

For more information, contact Cascades head coach Barnaby Craddock at 604-851-6310 or barnaby.craddock@ufv.ca.

PEDAL POWER

Ricky Federau and Jean Ann Berkenpas were the top finishers at the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association’s Super-D race last week at Sumas Mountain.

Super-D races blend downhill and cross-country disciplines, and Federau completed the course in 11 minutes, 38 seconds to win the men’s event, ahead of Arthur Gaillot (11:44) and Chris Johnston (12:25).

Berkenpas took the women’s event in a time of 14:00, edging Katherine Short (15:38) and Lindsay Trimble (16:55).

YALEANS LAND ON REGIONAL TEAMS

A trio of female hockey players from the hockey academy at Yale Secondary have been named to Fraser Valley regional teams.

Samantha Rogers and Katie Wardell made the cut for the U18 B.C. Cup squad, while Brianna Keats was named to the Valley’s U16 team.