D8 Badminton: Team titles swept by Woodland


WATERLOO REGION (April 17, 2023) – Last week, District 8 Badminton was held at the University of Waterloo, where Woodland Christian High School swept the junior, senior and overall championship titles. 

It was an all Woodland senior girls singles final where Grace Guo won gold over teammate Carly Byma who took home the silver. Resurrection’s Megan Squire. 

Woodland Senior Team

Woodland also won gold medals in boys doubles with the team of Josh Hayhoe and Brett Koetsier and girls doubles with Ruari Adams and Kaylee Chapman. 

Ruari Adams and Kaylee Chapman

Last year’s junior boys champion Anton Grasso, now in grade 11, won the senior boys singles title over Woodland’s Dave Fan who finished with a silver. Noah Cantin from Père-René-de-Galinée won the bronze. 

Anton Grasso

The mixed doubles pair of Alex Willem and Martin Cekan won the gold double for Monsignor Doyle over the Woodland pair of Julia Hiller and Cam DeVries. 

Martin Cekan and Alex Willem

In the junior division, Woodland took home gold medals in the girls singles division, won by Trisha Kooy-Velazquez over Theodora Dragan from Père-René-de-Galinée, and in mixed doubles won by Lucas Jonker and Sienna Rowe. 

Woodland Junior Team

The junior boys singles title was won by Asher Pocsai from Père-René-de-Galinée who topped Derick Groot from Woodland. 

Theodora Dragan and Asher Pocsai

The junior boys double title went to the St. Benedict pair of Arham Sazid and Alvin Siju, topping the silver medalists from Rockway, Mateo Castano and Toby Snider. 

Arham Sazid and Alvin Siju

Monsignor Doyle’s pair of Alia Lloyd and Marissa Mattson won the junior girls double gold medal over Rockway’s Ella Umar and Julia Bingaman. 

Alia Lloyd and Marissa Mattson

Visit the District 8 Badminton page to see a list of all medalists. All qualifiers will advance to the CWOSSA championships held April 19th (junior) and 20th (senior) in Waterloo.