Brock men's and women's wrestling win McMaster Open title

HAMILTON, Ont. - The Brock University men's and women's wrestling teams both captured gold for the second consecutive week as they collected 20 medals, highlighted by nine gold, at the 2014 McMaster Open.

The Brock men finished with a total of 40 points for first overall. They took home 10 medals, including five gold, four silver and one bronze. Leading the Badgers with gold were Brian Cowan (61kg), Nick Rowe (65kg), Tyler Rowe (72kg) Jevon Balfour (76kg) and Andrii Vorontsov (110kg). Sam Jagas (57kg), Mitchell Winchester (61kg), Cassius Kelman (72kg) and Ignatius Pitt (90kg) all finished second overall. Mattrixx Ferreira collected a bronze at 76kg.

The Brock women were first overall will 28 points, taking home four gold, two silver and four bronze. Capturing gold were Jade Parsons (51kg), Carlene Sluberski (55kg), Marissa Sorrell (63kg) and Olivia Di Bacco (72kg). Tina McLaren (51kg) and Emily Scheafer (55kg) both took home silver. Earning bronze were Liisa Wainman (55kg), Indira Moores (59kg), Jessica Broulette (63kg), and Brittney Gearing (72kg).

Source: Brock Badgers

Women Grapplers Place 2nd at Mac Invitational

The Lakehead women's wrestling team placed 2nd at the McMaster invitational today, combining to score 22 points, just 6 points behind the reigning OUA champion Brock Badgers.
For the Lakehead women, Megan Smith (photo left) (48kg), Emma Horner (59kg) and Kira White (63kg) all grabbed silver medals in their respective weight classes.
The men's side had a tougher go, with Brody Evans the only Thunderwolf to crack the top six in his weight class.
There were over 15 clubs and universities represented, hailing from Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Michigan.
Lakehead finishers in the top six are listed below:
48 kg Megan Smith -  2nd
59 kg Emma Horner -  2nd
63 kg Kira White  - 2nd
67 kg Kelsey Dayler -  3rd
67 kg Gabrielle Fairhurst -  4th
82 kg Mandy Toope -  4th
68 kg Brody Evans - 5th
Bannerman takes bronze on opening weekend
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues wrestling team travelled to Hamilton, Ont. to compete in the McMaster Invitational on Saturday, November 1.

Third-year Niagara on the Lake, Ont., native Grace Bannerman won the bronze medal in the women's 82kg division by after defeating Mandy Toope (Lakehead) 11-0. Bannerman was narrowly defeated 6-4 by Cassidy Noonan (HWC) in the semi-finals .

The Varsity Blues wrestling team next travels to Sudbury, Ont. to compete in the Laurentian Invitational on Saturday, November 15.
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