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Olympic champion Wiebe in potential matchup against Worlds bronze medalist Di Stasio at Commonwealth Games Trials

November 01, 2017

Burnaby, B.C. – 2016 Rio Olympic Champion Erica Wiebe is expected to face tough competition at the 2017 Commonwealth Games Trials. It is anticipated that she’ll face off against 2017 World Wrestling Championship bronze medalist Justina Di Stasio of Burnaby, B.C., in the 76-kilogram freestyle event.

Both Wiebe and Di Stasio have held a top three world rank over the past two years.

Wiebe, 28, will be looking to qualify for her first international team since winning gold in Rio. The Stittsville, Ont. native also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Commonwealth Games Trials will be run using the new United World Wrestling Olympic weight classes.

  • Men: 57-kg, 65-kg, 74-kg, 86-kg, 97-kg, 125-kg
  • Women: 50-kg, 53-kg, 57-kg, 62-kg, 68-kg, 76-kg

The Trials will also feature 2017 World Wrestling Championship medalist Michelle Fazzari of Hamilton, Ont. Fazzari, 30, captured bronze in the 58-kg weight class, and will be competing in the new 62-kg class.

Olympians Korey Javis and Danielle Lappage will be looking for a chance to make the team to defend their 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medals. Javis, of Elliot Lake, Ont., will be competing in the 125-kg category. He also captured a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India in the 96-kg weight class. Lappage of Olds, Alta., won her Commonwealth gold at the 63-kg weight class, and will be moving up to the new 68-kg class.

The Trials will be used to select the team to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Wrestling will run from April 12 to April 14 at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

The Commonwealth Games Trials will take place at Simon Fraser University on November 3. Wrestling begins at 10:30 a.m PT.

 

Final entry list:

FS

57-kgCameron HicksDinos
Christian NoriDinos
Darthe CapellanBMWC
Sam JagasBrock
Ligrit SadikuBrock
Alex MoherBrock
Gilbert MusonzaRegina
Steve TakahashiLondon
Aso PalaniBMWC

65-kgDillon WilliamsImpact
Chris McIsaacBrock
Nathan GalanSaskatoon
Joshua BodnarchukSaskatoon
Josh LeeIndependent
Michael AsselstineGolden Bears
Vince DeMarinisMontreal
Ayobami PeluolaSaskatoon
Connor McNeiceCochrane Cowboys

74-kgCallum McNeiceDinos
Jasmit PhulkaBMWC
Tyler RoweBrock
Shawn Daye-FinleyGolden Bears
Jevon BalfourBrock
Cody OsbornBMWC

86-kgKyle HorvathDinos
Jobanjit PhulkaHamilton
Ahmed ShamiyaHamilton
Shekhar SaxenaAkhara of Champions
Hunter LeeSaskatoon
Nolan BadovinacBMWC
Alex MooreMontreal

97-kgNick ProctorDinos
Chanse HarryIndependent
Nishan RandhawaBMWC
Ajay GillBMWC
Ignatius PittBrock
Jordan SteenMontreal
Alex ThomsBBWC
Grayson St-LaurentBBWC

125-kgKorey JarvisGuelph
Sean MolleBMWC
Brad HildenbrandtBMWC

 

FW

50-kgAmber WiebeRegina
Jayd DavisImpact
Natasha KrambleSaskatoon
Jessica MacDonaldBrock
Natassya LuGuelph

53-kgAbby LloydBMWC
Kristina McLarenBrock
Diana WeickerBrock
Jade ParsonsBrock
Allyssa CleavesBBWC

57-kgAmy BellaviaDinos
Cara NaniaDinos
Hannah FransonDinos
Hannah TaylorBrock
Emily SchaeferBrock
Alexandria TownYork
Vivian MarkDinos

62-kgBreanne GrahamDinos
Nicole DepaBMWC
Jessica BrouilletteBrock
Michelle FazzariBrock
Braxton PapadopoulosImpact

68-kgDanielle LappageDinos
Kayla BrodnerRegina
Dejah SlaterImpact
Indira MooresBrock
Olivia DiBaccoBrock
Veronica KeefeMontreal

76-kgErica WiebeDinos
Leah FergusonIndependent
Gracelynn DooganGuelph
Justina Di StasioBMWC
Inga HammerRegina
Taylor FollensbeeSaskatoon
Payten SmithBMWC