Fort Mac Monarch now a Gee-Gee

uOttawa welcomes an out-of-province commit to their team.

Sometimes to find out more about yourself, you have to leave the place you called home for all those years. Just ask Brendon Sitko, an offensive lineman from the Fort McMurray Monarchs (Alberta Football League), who is now a member of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

“What appealed me the most about the school is that it’s in the capital city of Canada, which gives me more opportunity for my career job, and it’s a beautiful campus and city,” the product of Fort McMurry said. “I’m interested in their aboriginal studies. I (would) like to learn more about my culture.”

While the cityscape of Ottawa is a far cry from Fort Mac, Sitko will have the rally of the Gee-Gees coaching staff to help with the transition. “The coaching staff, I feel, is great. They believe in my talent and believed in me. That’s what drew me to the school and the football team,” he said.

Standing at 6’2, 290lbs, he has won a national championship with the Monarchs this past September. He is also a two-time league all-star and has played football for 14 years.

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