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2023 Canadian Wrestling Championships kick off with Cadets

March 10, 2023

WATERLOO, ON – The 2023 Canadian Wrestling Championships (Senior, Junior, Cadet) officially kicked off on March 9th, from RIM Parc, in Waterloo, ON with the Cadet men and women taking to the mats first. It was a great start to the event as spectators lined up to see some of Canada’s up and coming stars.

Cadet Women

At the end of the day, it was Alberta that reigned supreme on the women’s side with 44 total points to win the Provincial Team Award. The province featured three gold medalists, including: Ava Guay, Dinos Wrestling Club, 49kg; Mackenzie Cayer, Dinos Wrestling Club, 57kg and Paige Veloso, Alberta Elite Women’s Wrestling Club, 65kg. Second went to Ontario with 32 points.

Winning the Cadet women’s Club Team Award was Dinos Wrestling Club from Calgary, with 26 points, edging out Alberta Elite Women’s Wrestling Club, who finished second with 16 points.

In addition to their part in the provincial award, and winning the club award, Dinos Wrestling Club still had more to celebrate as it was one of their gold medalists, Guay, who was named the competition’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Cadet Men

The men’s side saw Ontario earn the Provincial Team Award. The host province had a great performance and topped the standings with 50 points, they featured four total gold medalists: Wesley Heather, Woodstock Wrestling Club, 48kg; Nathan Nash, Team Discipline, 51kg; Casey Harkely, Guelph Wrestling Club, 65kg; and Kyler Keogh, National Capital Wrestling Club, 71kg.

The Club Team Award went to Abbotsford, B.C.’s Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club, who tallied 22 points. That was five better than second place Saskatoon Jr. Huskies. Guru Gobind Singh had a pair of gold medalists with Tejvir Dhinsa at 80kg and Jagroop Dhinsa at 110kg.

The Cadet Most Outstanding Wrestler went to Obaidullah Rezaei, from Edmonton WC, who took gold in the 55kg weight class.

For full results, by weight classes, visit the tournament site.

Photos from day one of the Canadian Wrestling Championships can be found here.

Tomorrow, the Junior men and women are in action, and you don’t want to miss a second. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m. If you are in the area, spectators are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the door. The event will also be streamed on WCL’s YouTube Channel.