St. Joseph High School (SJHS) Grade 12 student Brody Andrie has been crowned the National Champion in the 57 KG youth division at the prestigious Canada Cup & Junior Youth Canadian Championships. The championships were held at the Genesis Centre in Calgary from March 20 to March 24, 2024.

Brody, a dedicated member of Team Alberta and a fierce competitor from the Shadow Box Boxing Club in Lacombe, has achieved a remarkable milestone by winning gold in his division. This victory not only highlights his outstanding skills and dedication to the sport of boxing but also marks him as the first central Alberta boxer to be crowned a national champion in decades.

Reflecting on his victory, Brody shared, "This win is not just for me but for everyone who has supported me along the way. I'm proud to bring this championship back to Lacombe and hope to inspire other young athletes in our community."

SJHS Principal, Gary Gylander, expressed his admiration for Brody's achievement, stating, "Brody's success is a testament to his hard work, perseverance, and the support of his coaches and community. We are incredibly proud of him and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this outstanding young athlete."


**With information provided by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, on behalf of Gary Gylander