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The Lethbridge Pronghorns, formerly known as the Chinooks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. They have men's and women's teams that compete in the CIS league in basketball, ice hockey, judo, rugby union, soccer, swimming, and track and field[1][2]. They are named after the pronghorn.

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Basketball

The men's basketball team had a record of eight wins and twelve losses for the 2004/2005 season. The woman's team also had eight wins and twelve losses.

Hockey

In 1994 the men's team won the University Cup.

In the 2004/2005 season, the men's hockey team had a record of three wins, twenty-three losses, and two ties. The woman's team had five wins, twelve losses, and five ties.

Judo

At the Alberta Judo Provincials in 2005, Tanner Mair topped the ten other competitors in his weight class to win the gold. In the blue and under 81 kg class, Mair won all his matches by throw (ippon). Mair also received the best technician award for the second consecutive year. In the 2004/2005 season, Mair has placed first in all six tournaments he has entered.

Rugby

The most successful of all programs at the university the women's rugby team has won the Molinex Trophy in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition to three National titles, the team has also won a silver and bronze medal at the National tournament. Four consecutive Canada West titles have been won by the Pronghorns.

Soccer

In the 2004/2005 season, the men's soccer team had a record of one win, nine losses, and two ties. The woman's team had six wins, six losses, and two ties.

Swimming

The University of Lethbridge swim team carries a long tradition of high performance swimming into each new season. The 2004-2005 season saw one of their strongest teams ever.

Seven swimmers competed at the 2005 CIS championships in Edmonton. Rookie Richard Hortness won the 100-meter freestyle race with a time of 49.81 and placed second in the 50-meter free with a time of 22.89. Hortness was selected to become a member of the Canadian National Team and competed in Turkey in August 2005.

The swim team is renowned across the University campus for its spirit.

Track and Field

In the 2004/2005 season, Jim Steacy remained undefeated in the weight throw versus CIS competition, claiming gold in both the Canada West and CIS Championships while breaking his own record in both events. For the first time in his CIS career, Steacy won both the Canada West and CIS shot put titles. For the second straight year he was named the CIS field athlete of the year at nationals.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "The University of Lethbridge - Pronghorns". November 15, 2007. http://horns.uleth.ca/teams.cfm. Retrieved November 15 2007.  
  2. ^ "CanadaWest". November 15, 2007. http://www.canadawest.org/members.aspx. Retrieved November 15 2007.  

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