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Trysten Deveau, Evan Cruz, and Tyler Deveau named Sport Chek Athletes of the Month for March
HALIFAX, NS (Wednesday, April 27, 2011) – Thirteen-year-old Trysten Deveau of Church Point, Nova Scotia picks up the Female Individual Athlete of the Month award for bringing home a silver medal from the Karate Canada National Championship 2011, held in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec last month. Trysten’s spot on the podium earned her a spot on the Karate Canada Junior National team, and qualifies her for international competitions including the Junior Pan American Karate Competition held in Brazil later this year.

In other Karate news, 16-year-old Tyler Deveau, also of Church Point, clinched the Male Team Athlete of the Month for winning a gold medal in his age and weight division for Kumite (sparring) and a third place finish in the Team Fighting category. His achievements also allow him to join the Junior National team and to compete on an international level.

Halifax’s Evan Cruz earned a gold medal on the pommel horse and a silver on parallel bars in the Junior division at the Elite Canada Gymnastics Competition which took place in Mississauga, Ontario in March. These accomplishments are particularly noteworthy as this competition is one of two that Gymnastics Canada uses for national team selection. Additionally, this was Evan’s first time competing in the Junior category. These accomplishments have earned Evan the title of Male Individual Athlete of the Month.

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing over 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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