Wesmen Classic Updated & Expanded

Mon. Sep. 11, 2017

Wesmen Athletics Expanded and More Inclusive

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Athletics announced in late August that the annual Wesmen Classic will expand to a more gender- and sport-inclusive format, beginning with the 2017 tournament this December. The expanded Classic welcomes women's basketball, as well as men's and women's volleyball, which join the existing men's basketball tournament.

"The Wesmen Classic has been one of the stars of the Wesmen program for 50 years, and it will hopefully continue for another 50 years with this exciting new format," said Dave Crook, Athletic Director, UWinnipeg. "We think it is fantastic that we can share this great event among our four court sports, and give a wider group of fans the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event."

Each of the tournaments — including the men's basketball tournament — will now rotate on an annual basis. The first Wesmen Classic under the new format will feature men's volleyball (university) and takes place December 28 – 30, 2017. Subsequent tournaments will rotate as follows:

  • Women's basketball — December 2018 (university/high school)
  • Women's volleyball — December 2019 (university)
  • Men's basketball — December 2020 (university/high school/junior varsity)

Wesmen Classic Expanding To Gender-And-Sport Inclusive Format

Pictures L-R: Mike Raimbault, Men's Basketball Coach, student, Tanya McKay, Women's Basketball Coach, Athletic Director, Dave Crook, 2 students, Men's Volleyball Coach, Larry McKay.
Not in photo: Wesmen Women's Volleyball Coach, Diane Scott.