Saskatoon Judoka Maximus Litzenberger takes Bronze

RED DEER, AB (February 26, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Judoka Maximus Litzenberger of Saskatoon has earned a Bronze medal for Saskatchewan at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The 16-year-old overtook Ariel Mesongik of Team Ontario to take third in the men's -60kg Judo final, a placing shared with Daniel McCristall of Team Ontario. This is the first medal for Team Sask Judo. See full results hereSee Maximus' full bio here.

Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.

Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at, and live results and sport schedules will be found at Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos can be available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

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"I was going against someone from Manitoba, and I started off a little slow -- picking up two penalties. I just kept my cool -- he made a mistake and I countered him. I threw him for an ippon, and the match was over.

I was so happy when I knew I had the medal. I was just looking for my brothers -- both of my brothers are here -- same with my mom and my dad. My dad is actually my coach, and I pointed at my brother and I pointed at my dad. And then I walked off and my little 11-year-old brother gave me a hug!"

- Maximus Litzenberger




For more information, please contact:

Karen Lawson

Games Services & Communications Lead

Saskatchewan Games Council

(306) 529-3120 |