The A&W Olds College athletes of the week for Oct. 14-20 have been announced.
Hayden Cole, a rookie member of the Olds College rodeo team, is the male athlete of the week. The female athlete of the week is Katharina Oeltermann, a second-year forward and captain of the Olds College Broncos women's soccer team.
Male Athlete of the Week
Cole had a great weekend at the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (CIRA) rodeo, held Oct. 19-20 at Lakeland College in Vermillion.
The Eckville native got first place in the saddle bronc event both days of the rodeo to secure the championship buckle. This outstanding win moves the welding apprentice student in to first place in the saddle bronc event in the CIRA standings.
Watch for this young talent competing this week in the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer in the novice saddle bronc event.
The college is excited to have Hayden on its Broncos varsity team.
Female Athlete of the Week
Oeltermann has been a leader, both on and off the field, for the women’s soccer team this season.
As a defender for the team, the sports management student was a key factor on both ends of the field in a dominant 4-0 clean sheet win over Ambrose University.
The Hannover, Germany native scored three goals in the game — two of which were headers off set plays. The win secured the Broncos' position in the post-season for the third time in four seasons.
Oeltremann finished the season second on the Broncos with seven goals, which tied her for 16th in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and sixth in the ACAC South, which is amazing considering her position as a defender.