Brock women capture York Open, men place second
TORONTO - The No. 1 ranked Brock University men's and women's wrestling teams had another strong weekend at the York Open as the women placed first overall and the men second. The two teams both placed first in university category and combined for the overall team points total.
For the Brock women, Kristina McLaren (55kg), Emily Schaefer (59kg), Jessica Brouillette (63kg) and Zoe Forsyth (82kg) along with club wrestler Jade Parsons (51kg) all captured first place in their respective weight class. Placing second were rookies Hannah Taylor (59kg) and Shauna Kuebeck (72kg). Farrantina Gatta took home bronze at 48kg while Chelcie Armstrong (55kg) and Kelsey Hall (59kg) both placed fourth overall.
Parsons was named Outstanding Female Wrestler.
For the Brock men, Mizam Tamaradze (65kg), Cruiz Manning (72kg), Ignatius Pitt (90kg) and club wrestler Alex Moher (57kg) all captured gold. Also medalling were Kinston Wong who captured silver at 54kg and Charlie Bowling (68kg) who took home bronze, Rounding out the Brock finishers were Rich Deschatelets (4th - 90kg) and Benny Ferrara (6th - 120kg).
This weekend the Badgers will be competing at the OAWA Ontario Senior Wrestling Championships being held at Brock University on November 26th.
Source: Brock Badgers
Thunderbirds compete at York Open
The Algoma Thunderbirds wrestling team was in Toronto on Sunday competing at the annual York Open tournament.
"Our squad started off strong, beginning the competition with a 5-0 record, but ran into some tough competition in the later rounds. For our young team, this was a great experience and allowed us to work on many of the concepts the student-athletes have been working for the season. Being the last competition for our team before the winter break, we have plenty of time to work on the mistakes that were made and to start off the second half of the season strong at the Brock Open."
Broderick Collison finished in fourth place in the men's 54-kg weight class. Collison went 2-2 on the mats.
Noodin Shawanda also finished in fourth place. He went 1-2 in the men's 57-kg division.
Stephen Kreyenbuhl earned sixth place in the men's 82-kg weight class. He went 2-3 on the mats.
Source: Algoma Thunderbirds
Three Mustangs claim medal at York Open
Caleb Rutner (72 kg), rookie Chris Nikolaou (57 kg), and Michalia Walls (67 kg) led the Mustangs at the York Open, each taking bronze in their respective weight class.
Rutner's only loss of the tournament came courtesy of national team member and Brock wrestler Cruiz Manning. The two also met in the final of last week's Greater Toronto Open, with Manning ultimately taking the title.
First year wrestler Nicolaou's medal comes after the previous two tournaments saw him just miss out on a podium position in fourth place. Meanwhile, Walls continues to be the leading competitor for the women's team as she has finished as one of the top three wrestlers in every competition this season.
The Mustangs will be back in action this weekend, when they compete at the Ontario Senior Championships in St. Catharines.
Souce: Western Mustangs