February 26, 2019
Sport PEI Finalists Junior Female
Junior Female Athlete
of the Year
Chloe Cudmore –
Gymnast Chloe Cudmore began the 2017-2018 season in level 8
where she was ranked the top female gymnast in the province. In February, the
coaches decided to move her into level 9 with hopes that she would qualify for
the National Championships. After a tough meet she obtained the scores to
qualify for Nationals becoming the first female gymnast from the Island to
qualify in over seven years.
Just 12 years of age, Chloe continues to push herself to new
heights. She recently placed first in the selection process for Team PEI’s Canada
Games gymnastics team. It will be an
exciting event for Chloe to represent PEI in Red Deer in February.
Lauren Lenentine –
This small province continues to produce great curlers and
Lauren Lenentine is quickly showing why she might be the next big name.
The year started off with a bang for the skip as Lauren led
her team to an Island Junior championship, qualifying them for a trip to
Nationals. It was during the PEI
Scotties Tournament of Hearts, however, the younger squad started to really
shine. They gave the more experienced
women’s teams a run for their money making it to the final before looking 6-2
to the Robyn MacPhee rink.
After catching the eye of the Kaitlyn Jones rink from
Halifax, the mainland squad invited Lauren to attend Worlds as the team’s
fifth. It was a great experience as the
team won gold. Shortly after the event, Team Jones announced Lenentine would be
joining their team full-time while she furthered her education in Halifax.
A solid student, athlete and leader in the community Lauren
will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
Hannah Taylor –
Possibly one of the greatest wrestlers in PEI history, 2018
was an outstanding year for Hannah Taylor.
Regionally she won the Junior and Senior Ontario Provincial
Championships and nationally she won her sixth Junior title. Hannah was named
the Most Outstanding Female Wrestler for the sixth time at the national event.
Internationally, Hannah kept the year’s winning streak alive
capturing gold at the Junior Pan Am Championships in Brazil. It is worth noting Hannah finished this
tournament with zero points scored against.
The journey to the Olympics is a long one, but this
wrestling hopeful has the odds in her favour based on her performance to date.