This season didn’t start out how Moose Jaw’s Taylor Follensbee had hoped, but she’s healthy and back on track.

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ fifth-year returned from missing a month with a concussion to go undefeated and capture a gold medal at the annual Huskie Open at the end of November.

Her stellar performance earned her the Huskies’ Female Athlete of the Week.

“It was a good weekend back,” she said.  “It was good to come away with that and start the season off with a bang, I came out and wrestled well, so it was a good start.”

Follensbee suffered a concussion during a practice session at the start of November. It caused her to miss the Commonwealth Games trials and the start of the season with the Huskies.

She wasted no time getting back on track in her return however, posting a perfect 4-0 record with no points scored against her during the Huskie Open.

“I could have been back a bit early, but I wanted to play it smart and be wise and that helped a lot with (coming back at full strength),” said Follensbee.

Having to deal with the concussion at the start of the season was disappointing for Follensbee, especially after training hard over the summer to prepare for her final year at the U Sports level and with a new program.

Follensbee was with the University of Manitoba Bisons last season, but they had the program cut this spring.

She said she’s proud of how she was able to return to mat.

“My training partner was bugging me about it the other day because I come back as a Husky and wrestle at the Huskie (Open) for my first meet back and get Athlete of the Week, it was crazy,” said Follensbee.  “It’s overwhelming a bit, actually.”

After a success return, the Vanier Collegiate graduate is looking keep that role going for the rest of the season.

“I’ve got some pretty lofty goals set for myself, so it’s nice that I’m making the right steps and it’s good to see that all the work and dedication and all the stuff that I’ve been through with the sport is working out,” she said.  “I’m getting the things that I want and meeting the goals that I want.”

Follensbee and the Huskies’ wrestling team will return to action coming up on Jan. 12-13 when the head to the Golden Bear Open.

More Sports News

Locals Win Gold at Cross-Country Provincials

It was a golden Saturday for Moose Jaw high school cross-country runners at the SHSAA provincial championship in Delisle this past weekend. Vanier Collegiate’s Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski won gold in…

Riders Sign 2018 First Round Pick

After losing another offensive lineman to an injury on Saturday in Winnipeg, the Saskatchewan Roughriders added some reinforcements on Tuesday. The Riders added two national offensive linemen to…

Peacock Sweeps BCA; Busy Junior V-Ball Night

The Peacock Toilers travelled out to Caronport and swept the Briercrest Christian Academy Cougars in three straight sets on Monday night in the Moose Jaw High School Senior Volleyball League. The win…

Razorbacks into MJMFL’s Bantam Final

The Moose Jaw Razorbacks punched their ticket to the Moose Jaw Minor Football League's bantam division championship game in dominating fashion. The first place Razorbacks rolled to a 31-0 win over…

Rebels Finish 3-2 at Flag Football Regionals

The Moose Jaw Rebels got to follow in the footsteps of their favourite Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday as they took part in the Saskatchewan Youth Flag Football Regional Championship at Mosaic…

Secondary Scoring Comes Through for Warriors

Going in Saturday’s game, 14 of the Warriors’ 21 goals had come from Tristin Langan, Justin Almeida, and Josh Brook, however, the secondary scoring finally stood up for the Warriors in the 4-3 win…

Minor Hockey Weekend Recap

The Moose Jaw Peewee AA Warriors found the win column for the first time this season on Sunday. The Warriors came away with a split of their two-game set against the Estevan Bruins after winning 9-1…

Another Strong Weekend for PHA

The Prairie Hockey Academy’s two teams played seven games over the weekend, coming away with a 4-3 record overall. Elite 15’s Split in Calgary The PHA Elite 15 Cougars hit the ice for four games in…

Generals Top Argos in Overtime Sunday

Cody Davis scored twice, including the overtime-winner, for the Moose Jaw Generals as they beat the Notre Dame Argos, 3-2, on Sunday at Mosaic Place. Davis wired a shot past Argos goalie Ruben Cooper…

Peacock Advances Past Weyburn to Semifinals

The Peacock Tornadoes put together a solid 48 minutes to advance into the semifinals of the Moose Jaw High School Football League's playoffs. Peacock quarterback Dallas Lister scored two first-half…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login