The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has officially ratified Bermuda’s team for the upcoming Pan Am Games in Lima, which start on July 26th.
17 athletes will represent Bermuda in seven sports led by Chef de Mission Branwen Smith‐King.
Bermuda Olympic Association President Judy Simons said, “On behalf of the Board and Executive of the BOA, we congratulate the talented athletes who have trained so hard to qualify compete in Peru. We are excited about Bermuda’s prospects at Pan Am 2019, but regardless of the medal count, the team has already done us proud. The BOA is pleased to have been able to assist them in their journeys to success.”
Smith-King added, “I am looking forward to spending the next couple of weeks with the team in Peru. The Pan Am Games always provide a great atmosphere of friendly competition in which Bermuda’s athletes excel. It’s an honour to be a part of their experience. I would also like to thank and acknowledge those who support our athletes—the trainers, medical staff and coaches—who will also be with us in Peru, as well as their employers in Bermuda who have so generously provided them with time off to attend the Games. It’s heartwarming to see our community get behind Team Bermuda in this way.”
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international sporting festival (surpassed only by the Olympics and the Asian Games). The XVIII Pan American Games will run from 26 July to 11 August, and will host 7,000 athletes from 41 nations competing in over 400 events across 39 sports. Bermuda has competed in all Pan Am (summer) Games since 1967, taking home a total of 9 medals.
Dage Minors (800m & 1500m) Tyrone Smith (Long Jump)
(WOMEN) June Dill Patrice Tucker (MEN) Damien Matthews David Maycock
Cecilia Wollmann (Nacra 17) Michael Wollmann (Nacra 17 (crew) Malcolm Benn Smith (Laser)
Noah Browne Micah Franklin Nicholas Kyme
Madelyn Moore Jesse Washington
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Mitchell Competes on the Canadian AX Circuit
Jyire Mitchell went to the starting gate alongside 41 other riders competing on the Canadian AX Circuit.
Mitchell continued competing for Team Holeshot Motor Sports went to the startline for two Moto’s.
Mitchell finished the first race in 9th place, he would then finish the 2nd Moto in 11th to finish 9th overall.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Aries Fighting Championships 2019
The Aries Sports Fighting Championships hosted two types of competition categories Chinese Kickboxing (San Da) and Brazilian Jiujitsu at the National Sports Center.
With several fights on the card the evening got underway on time and continued to follow.
Picking up big wins on the night was Reyel Bowen who defeated his opponent from USA Dustin Knight, Krista Dyer defeated Sarah Peterson from the USA, Lonnie Bascome won his match defeating Nicholas Kusmich from Canada.
Aries Sports Fighting Championships
Leaira Caines defeated Yuzari DeSilva Duanjal Lambe defeated Carl Cao Tristan Mckaskill defeated Alessandro Davis Darlon Cash defeated SabasNan Davis Nicholas Kusmich defeated Cole Durham Szaine Williams defeated Ethan Walton Dominique Brown defeated Alaina De Los Santos Enzi Johnston defeated Keegan Dyer Aaron Lugo defeated Ezra Dyer Che Durham defeated Ezekiel Padilla Prince Bani defeated Milton Hill Lonnie Bascome defeated Nicholas Kusmich Dean Jones defeated James Johnson Joshua Smith defeated Prince Bani Kaelin Cox defeated Geoffrey Kahn Jason McAlpine defeated Prince Bani Daisy Barry defeated Ryley Mason Chris Rego defeated Dan Medland Sean McDonagh defeated Bruce Miano Krista Dyer defeated Sarah Peterson Reyel Bowen defeated Dustin Knight
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Phillips Host Ballin Outta Control Book Signing
Former professional Basketball player Sullivan Phillips held a Book signing session for his newly released book titled Ballin Outta Control, which is described as an “amazing journey that epitomizes that sometimes you must truly be lost in order to find your way.”
Phillips played professional basketball in Europe, playing for teams in England, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Cyprus over the course of his career, which saw him named as defensive player of the year in both Hungary and Cyprus. He was named to the 2012 Olympic basketball team for England, however later deemed ineligible as he had played for Bermuda.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Countdown to Aries Fighting Championships
Aries Sports Center in partnership with the Bermuda Sanshou Association is excited to announce that the 1st Annual Aries Fighting Championships will be taking place this Saturday, July 20, 2019. The event will consist of a day time family fun day, followed by a Fight Night of “edge of the seat” entertainment featuring Bermuda’s best youth and adult Chinese Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiujitsu competitors.
The event will start at 9:00AM and take place at the National Sports Center under the Big Tent on the North Field. It will begin with a family fun day designed to bring the community together in support of some of Bermuda’s most talented martial artists. Entry is free for the daytime event between 9:00AM through 5:00PM, and it promises to be an awesome day with something for everyone in the family to enjoy, including a kid’s zone with fun castle and face painting. There will be high-energy demonstrations alongside competitive matches. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from a number of well-loved vendors.
The main event will start at 7:00PM with gates opening at 6:00PM. The event is unlike any other that has taken place in Bermuda to date with high level competitions between local and international Chinese Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiujitsu athletes. They will face off on top of a competition Lei Tai in front of the crowd! Our competitors will be traveling from Europe, Canada and the United States to compete against our local athletes. Come out and support competitors such as Reyel "Red Dragon" Bowen, Krista "Fire" Dyer, and Ryley Mason as they look to represent Bermuda on our local soil against fierce competition.
General admission is $45, and tickets can be purchased at ptix.bm. VIP tickets are $75 and include ringside seating and designated parking at the National Sports Center.