MEET OUR
JUDGES.

See who's judging the nominees to help us select the 2019 TITAN team. Everyone on our judging panel is passionate about supporting football, community or youth athletics in Canada.

Brodie Lawson

From interviewing the league’s top players to sharing behind the scenes moments with fans, Brodie has a front row seat to all things CFL, which is among the top three sports properties in Canada reaching 12 million fans nationwide. As host for the Canadian Football League, Brodie is the lead voice of a multitude of original content generated on from the League’s head office on a weekly basis. She has also interviewed some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Shania Twain, OneRepublic, Alessia Cara, and Fall Out Boy. Brodie hosts CFL Game Time which recently won the Hashtag Sports Award for Most Outstanding Use of Facebook. Game Time is a weekly digital series talking the week that was and looking ahead to CFL games reaching about 500,000 fans weekly. In addition to her work with the CFL League Office Brodie also works with TSN as a contributor to Thursday Night Football. She travels the country showing the diverse fan experience from stadiums around the Canadian Football League to the TSN audience.

Bryan Baeumler

Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the award-winning host and personality has been educating and entertaining viewers for over ten years on hit shows Island of Bryan, Bryan Inc., House of Bryan, Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY and Home to Win.

Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up. His entrepreneurial spirit emerged at the age of 14 when he opened his own handyman business, doing odd jobs for neighbours. After getting his degree in Political Science, Bryan pursued his passion for building and founded Baeumler Quality Construction, a full service construction and renovation company.

When Bryan’s not hard at work on a job site, in the office or on the road, he’s spending quality time with his wife Sarah and their four kids Quintyn, Charlotte, Lincoln and Josephine.

Jesse Lumsden

Jesse is a 3 time Olympian who was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2005 CFL Canadian Draft. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, but was released and joined Hamilton for the remainder of the season. In January 2006, he signed with the Washington Redskins and returned to Hamilton again after he was released. Over four years with the ‘Cats he has accumulated 1797 yards on 285 carries and nine touchdowns and 49 receptions for 630 yards and two touchdowns. Jesse has won CFL Player of the Week Awards six times in his career and the Player of the Month award once (July 2007). He was Hamilton’s nominee for the CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2005.

 

Travis Lulay

Travis Lulay recently retired from a 13 year professional football career, the last 10 of which were played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. 

Travis signed with the Seattle Seahawks after the 2006 NFL draft, and spent portions of the 2006-2008 seasons with both the Seahawks and New Orleans Saints, including a spring season in the NFL Europa with the Berlin Thunder in 2007. In the spring of 2009, Travis made his way to Vancouver and earned a roster spot with the Lions. By the end of the 2010 season Travis had earned the starting role that he would hold for the bulk of his 10 seasons as a BC Lion. Travis retired ranking 3rd all-time in BC Lions career passing yards, throwing for over 21,000 yards and 127 touchdowns in the orange and black. 

Besides his notable on-field achievements, one of the hallmarks of Travis’s career was his positive outlook and perseverance in successfully overcoming multiple injuries. A respected teammate, Travis was voted a team captain by his peers in each of his last 8 seasons. Off the field, Travis was a tireless contributor to several of the club’s offseason community programs, most notably the Be More Than a Bystander program which speaks out about domestic violence issues.