Canada West championship sport dates released

Canada West championship sport dates released

Evan Daum, Canada West Communications

Highlights:

  • Canada West cross country and swimming champions to be crowned in November, while the conference wrestling and track and field championships slated for February
  • Canada West is the proud host of the 2017 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) wrestling nationals. The host venue will be announced later this season.

NEW WESTMINSTER – The 2016-17 Canada West season schedule was rounded out Thursday, as the conference's championship dates in cross country, swimming, wrestling, and track and field were unveiled.

November will feature a pair of Canada West championships up for grabs in the aforementioned sports, as cross country and swimming will crown their conference champions. The Canada West cross country titles will once again be determined by placement at the CIS national meet, which heads to Laval (Nov. 12), while the Canada West swimming championships are slated to hit the pool at the University of Alberta (Nov. 25-26).

The CIS swimming nationals will be hosted by Sherbrooke the last weekend of February.

Both wrestling and track and field won't crown conference champions until the calendar turns to 2017, as the Canada West wrestling championships head to the University of Saskatchewan (Feb. 10-11), and the track and field championships travel to the University of Regina (Feb. 24-25).

Canada West is also the proud host of the 2017 CIS wrestling nationals, as the conference will welcome the event Feb. 24-25 at a venue to be announced, while the CIS track and field nationals head to Quebec at a venue to be announced.

Once again this season viewers will be able to tune into the Canada West swimming, wrestling and track and field championships on Canadawest.tv. Event passes for all three championships will be available, or viewers can watch the events as part of a multi-sport pass, which will be available beginning August 22 with early bird pricing in effect until September 9.