Elliot Mahood was following in the footsteps of his brother Wednesday when he was presented with the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School male athlete of the year award.
The Grade 12 student was barely into his high school years when older brother Ian won the Thurber male athlete honour in 2009.
“And I have a brother coming up. Alistair is in Grade 9 so we’ll see how that goes,” said Elliot.
The 2012 male athlete insisted he was taken by surprise Wednesday.
“I’m very honoured and humbled. The other guys nominated for the award played more sports than I did,” said Mahood, who participated in wrestling, rugby and football during the 2011-12 school year.
“Football was a highlight because it was the first time in 10 years the Raiders had a winning season. I also finished fifth at wrestling provincials and rugby isn’t done yet (provincials are this weekend), so we’ll see how that works out,” said Mahood, who will enter the engineering program at the University of Alberta in the fall.
Erin Seater shared the spotlight with Mahood by being named the Lindsay Thurber female athlete of the year.
The Grade 11 student was big-time active during the school year, competing in volleyball, basketball, track and field, soccer and handball.
“I don’t think I could live my life without sports, I’ve been active every since I was little,” she said.
“I come from a big family and everyone is into sports.”
Seater, who pointed to her JV basketball team’s second-place finish this season as a highlight, hopes to plays with the Raiders senior girls basketball and volleyball teams next season.For now, she’ll enjoy her award.
“For sure, this is a big honour. I wasn’t expecting this at all,” she said.
Bretton Bowd and Cameron Black were the recipients of the Lindsay Thurber Grade 9 female and male athlete awards.
The Lindsay Thurber athletics award winners for 2011-12:
Golf: Kenney Shybunka, most improved (MI); Jillayne Masters, Raider Award (RA); Lorne Baile, most valuable (MV).
Grade 9 female cross-country: Bretton Bowd (MI); Chelsea Goulet (RA); Tanis Sudlow (MV).
Grade 9 male cross-country: Colin Forsyth (MI); Kyle Skogen (MV).
Senior female cross-country: Amelia Espey (MI); Kathryn Willoughby and Cassidy LeMesurier (RA); Sefrah Daviduck (MV).
Senior male cross-country: Keiran Sudlow (MI); Keegan Patterson (RA); Greg Chauvet (MV).
Grade 9 girls basketball Red: Sabrina McLeod (MI); Melissa Hernandez (RA); Jordyn Pikkert (MV).
Grade 9 girls basketball Black: Shaelyn Moltzan (MI); Deanna Klassen (RA); Rowena Steinhauer (MV).
Grade 9 boys basketball Black: Fischer Kooman (MI); Cameron Black (RA); Jarrett Zilinski (MV).
JV girls volleyball: Emma Newton (MI); Erin Seater (RA); Kennedy Graham (MV).
JV boys volleyball: Greg Chauvet (MI); Tanner Shapka (RA); Brian Grenier (MV).
Senior girls volleyball: McKenna Barthel (MI); Cara Vandervlis (RA); Jorgi Flewell (MV).
Senior boys volleyball: Jacob Paterson (MI); Avery Kooman (RA); Erik Steenwyk (MV).
Grade 9 girls basketball White: Keren Lumbala (MI); Reece McGuire (RA); Bretton Bowd (MV).
Grade 9 boys basketball Red: Bryan Moffit (MI); Nick Froman (RA); Josh Heinrichs (MV).
Grade 9 boys basketball White: Jeff Willoughby (MI); Jarrett Zilinski (RA); Cameron Black (MV).
JV girls basketball: Natalie Holmes (MI); Jillayne Masters (RA); Kennedy Shybunka (MV).
JV boys basketball: Brandon McKinnon (MI); Masoum Zaher (RA); Lorne Baile (MV).
Senior girls basketball: Janelle Van Tetering (MI); Mikayla Morneault (RA); Jenna Stone (MV).
Senior boys basketball: Tanner Rehn (MI); Spencer Klassen (RA): Jonah Penner (MV).
Curling: Liza Grechko (MI); Shale Pfeiffer (RA): Graham Bickley (MV).
Grade 9 badminton: Bretton Bowd (MI); Anmol Multani (RA); Jarrett Zilinski (MV).
Senior girls badminton: Melissa Rawlins (MI); Eva Kopatschek (RA); Sefrah Daviduck (MV).
Senior boys badminton: Ben McLavish (MI): Brad Reurink (RA); Kahn Daviduck (MV).
Wrestling: Elliott Mahood (MI); Kayla Thompson (RA); Samuel Pharand (MV).
Senior girls handball: Taylor Heist (MI); Claire Wilson (RA); Erin Seater (MV).
Senior boys handball: Dallin Higham (MI); Brody Slagman (RA); Erik Hoehne (MV).
Tennis: Rachel Bysterveld (MI); Dayanara Paz (RA); Ben McLavish (MV).
Senior boys soccer: Cristian Castro (MI); Alhasan Al-Sammarraie (RA); Gerbant van der Goot (MV).
Senior girls soccer: Haley Pretorius (MI); Erin Seater (RA); Tosha Belliveau (MV).
Grade 9 girls rugby: Sarah Thoma (MI); Bretton Bowd (RA); Reece McGuire (MV).
Senior girls rugby: Lana Kulchyski (MI); Elana Stalwick (RA); Nicole McIntyre (MV).
Grade 9 girls track and field: Bretton Bowd (MV).
Grade 9 boys track and field: Gunner Johannson, most dedicated; Keara Thomas (RA); Cameron Black (MV).
Senior girls track and field: Madison Lee (MI); Octavia Langan (RA); Jodi Huston (MV).
Senior boys track and field: Garrett Engert (MI); Dallin Higham (RA); Ben Parker (MV)