Brock women win OUA wrestling title, Lakehead and Brock men co-winners
LONDON, Ont. – The Brock Badgers women are OUA wrestling
champions in 2010 and the Lakehead Thunderwolves will share the OUA
men’s title with Brock.
For Full Results of the OUA Wrestling Championship see here: http://www.westernmustangs.ca/news/2010/2/20/WREST_0220101647.aspx
The full draw with results in Excel format is attached. First-team all-stars are individual gold-medal winners, second-team all-stars are individual silver-medal winners.
T1. Lakehead 59 points
T1. Brock 59 points
3. Guelph 53 points
4. McMaster 42 points
5.Toronto 25 points
6. Western 21 points
7. Queen's 11 points
1. Brock 61 points
2. Western 54 points
3. Lakehead 39 points
4. Guelph 20 points
5. McMaster 13 points
6. Queen's 10 points
7. Toronto 7 points
Outstanding Male Wrestler
Shujon Mazumber (U of T)
Outstanding Female Wrestler
Laura Steffler (Brock)
Male Rookie of the Year
Jacob Jagas (Guelph)
Female Rookie of the Year
Larissa D'Alleva (Western)
Male Coach of the Year
Brock Curtis (Lakehead)
Female Coach of the Year
Marty Calder (Brock)
WOMEN: Second place at OUA Championships for Western women wrestlers
By Aubree Allevato
LONDON, Ont., - With a full crowd of support, Western took home second place as hosts to the OUA Wrestling Championships held at Alumni Hall today Feb. 20.Closing into the gold medal matches, Mustangs women earned themselves four bronze medals putting them in second place with 48 points, just one point behind the leading team of the meet Brock. In the women’s 67kg class, Jennifer Archibald was one of these bronze medalists. This second year Kinesiology student put up a good fight against Lakehead’s Sara Cattani taking the match by only by 2 points.
Western had four women competing for gold medals, and from their earlier performances, it looked promising. The first gold medal was presented to Brianne Barry by her father Mike.
“It was pretty special to have my Dad present, it was perfect.” Barry said.
Although Barry’s win was due to her opponent backing out to tend to an ankle injury, Barry said she, “was really excited to win in my first really big university competition. I had home advantage. My parents were here, my family here, in my home gym. It was a good atmosphere and I was really excited to get on the mat.”
Off to a great start with Barry’s win, Mustangs followed it up with a 4-0 score on technical points earning the gold in the women’s 63kg by Larissa D’Alleva.
“I’ve been refining my technique and I have had great coaching here at Western,” D’Alleva said. “I went in with a confident attitude and trained and prepared just for this.”
Liz Sera fought hard for the gold medal in the women’s 59kg division, however with two disadvantages in a three round match, she forfeited the gold to Aislynn Torfason of Lakehead. Silver was also achieved by Jennifer Nguyen in the women's 51kg weight class.
All Western women will be advancing to the CIS Championship.
WESTERN WOMEN RESULTS
Bronze, Women 48kg, Sahara Mazumber
Silver, Women 51kg, Jennifer Nguyen
Gold, Women 55kg, Brianne Barry
Silver, Women 59kg, Liz Sera
Gold, Women 63kg, Larissa D’Alleva
Bronze, Women 67kg, Jennifer Archibald
Bronze, Women 72kg, Christine Shmidt
Bronze, Women 82kg, Monica Varallo
MEN: Western’s Jacobson Claims Bronze at OUA Championships, Lakehead and Brock share men’s title
By Trent Williams
LONDON, Ont. - The atmosphere was buzzing in Alumni Hall at the OUA Championship wrestling meet on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Western Mustangs didn’t get the desired finish in the men’s division at the championships. Despite some strong finishes by wrestlers in various weight classes the men’s team placed 6TH overall with 21 team points.
The Lakehead Thunderwolves split the OUA men’s title with the 15-time defending champion Brock Badgers. Lakehead and Brock amassed 59 points each, including three gold medals. Pulling in third is the Guelph Gryphons with 53 points. McMaster (42), Toronto (25), Western (21) and Queen’s (11) round out the final teams respectively.
Eric Jacobson (Thorndale, Ont.) was the top finisher for the Mustangs, and the lone male Mustang to place in the top three, grabbing a Bronze medal at the over Andrew Reid from Brock in the 72kg division via pin.
Other Mustangs men’s wrestlers with top six finished include:
3rd place, Bronze: Eric Jacobson
4th Place: Adam Argue
4th Place: Tim Bartja
5th Place: Austin Van Horne
5th Place: Jordan Swail
5th Place: Ben Spitzke
5th Place: Ben Roberts
6th Place: Shawn Wheatley
6th Place: Brett Ferguson
With finishing in the Top three in his weight class, Jacobson will be the lone Mustangs male representative at the CIS Championships in Calgary on March 5 and 6.