WR Clement on championship high

All photo credits Jason Code Photography

Thunderbolts standout gauges interest from at least four CIS teams.

Summer work is key for Almonte Thunderbolts wide receiver Owen Clement.

Owen Clement

Positions
Wide Receiver, Kicker

Height/Weight
6’1, 185 lbs

Teams
Almonte Thunderbolts (high school: EOSSAA)
Ottawa Myers Riders (OVFL)

Commitment
None

Official Visits
None

Considerations
Carleton, McMaster, Guelph, St. Francis Xavier, Open

Class
2017

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After leading the junior varsity Ottawa Myers Riders to an Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) Championship, Owen is looking to enjoy the rest of his summer and get ready for the upcoming high school season.

Owen was the Myers Riders’ top receiver, earning seven touchdowns on 645 total yards. He says winning the championship was one of the best moments of his football career thus far.

“It was a highlight because the JV Myers Riders have not won a championship in many years and we really fought as a team all season to bring it home,” Owen says.

Though he is only going into grade 11, Owen has already achieved a lot on the field. He has been selected to the OVFL All-Star team for four consecutive years, as well as winning awards for Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year for the Almonte Thunderbolts of the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA). He says his production on the gridiron has earned attention from a few keen universities.

“I have been contacted by schools after games, on social media and during camps,” Owen says. “Everyone has been very encouraging and it makes me excited about future opportunities.”

So far, he has spoken to the University of Guelph, Carleton University, McMaster University and St. Francis Xavier University, but he is keeping his options wide open.

“I would like to visit as many schools as I can because think being able to tour the facilities would be an exciting experience,” Owen says. “It would be an ultimate highlight for me to have an opportunity to play in the NCAA or CIS.”

To get to the next step, Owen is taking every chance he gets to work on his game and his body.

“During the school year, I am at the gym every day working on building up my strength and conditioning,” Owen says. “This year, I would like to build my muscle mass and keep my speed.”

“I think as players we should always try to improve ourselves and always reach for a higher level.”

During his grade 11 year, Owen says he will continue to try to raise his reputation as a standout wide receiver and kicker from the Ottawa area.

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