CIS championships: Calgary to host 2010 wrestling Nationals
photo credit is David Moll
OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport formally
announced Thursday that the University of Calgary will be the site
of the 2010 CIS wrestling championships.
The UofC will host the nation’s top female and male university grapplers for the third straight year on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6.
The competition was also held in Calgary in 1995 and 1975, before women’s wrestling was added to the CIS program in 1998-99.
“We are pleased to play host the 2010 championships,” said Calgary head coach Mitch Ostberg, a three-time CIS women’s wrestling coach of the year. “The CIS championships allow us to present our country’s best university athletes to wrestling fans in Calgary and our campus community. As well, it gives us an opportunity to showcase our Dinos wrestlers, who should once again be in contention for the national team titles.”
The Dinos women have been dominant in 11 CIS seasons claiming five national team titles and six silver medals. They will get to defend their latest banner in front of their home crowd this winter.
The UofC men are still looking for an elusive first CIS crown but have collected a pair of team silver medals and five third-place finishes over the past 15 years.
The Simon Fraser Clan are defending men’s champions after they put an end to Brock’s record streak of 10 straight CIS titles last February.