Kurtis Wegren comes to the Huskies from Swift Current Comprehensive High School. This 6-5, 250 pound offensive tackle was a starter on the 2011 edition of Team Saskatchewan that competed at the Football Canada Cup.
“We felt Kurtis was one of the top two offensive linemen on Team Saskatchewan last year,” said Huskies’ Head Coach Brian Towriss. “We feel he has great potential. He’s a great kid with great feet and he also played basketball in high school. He’s very athletic for a big man.”
Unfortunately, Kurtis was unable to participate in practices as he is recovering from an injury. However, he didn’t miss a practice and was intently watching each drill. “In spring camp I learned just how much it’s going to take to be able to compete at the next level,” said Kurtis, “but also how excited I am to get to know everyone and get in the gym and start working for next year.
“The main thing I learned from everyone during spring camp would have to be just how much fun playing for the Huskies is and how much support you get from the community.”
Kurtis, who is enrolling in the Edwards School of Business and plans to become an accountant, says the decision to come to the University of Saskatchewan was an easy one. “I chose the U of S because I’m originally from a small town outside of Saskatoon called Allan, so it’s close to home,” he explained. “I also have lots of family in the city and the organization is second to none.”