Top Ranked Wrestlers Decided at Canadian Wrestling Team Trials
(Strathcona County, AB) – After three days of top-calibre Freestyle and Greco-Roman competition, the Canadian Wrestling Team Trials conclude in Strathcona County Alberta, with Canada’s top wrestlers earning opportunity within Olympic weight classes.
“With weight class rankings completed, Wrestling Canada Lutte staff can now concentrate on team preparations for the upcoming international qualification events in order to guarantee Canadian entries for the 2016 Olympic Games,” says Wrestling Canada Lutte Executive Director Tamara Medwidsky. “Our focus now turns to the Pan Am Olympic qualifier in Frisco in March.”
To date, the women’s freestyle wrestling weight classes that were qualified at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas include 48KG and 63KG. The international qualifying event schedule, including the Frisco event includes:
- Pan American Olympic qualifier, March 4-6, 2016 (Frisco, USA) – top two in each style and weight-class qualify,
- The first international qualifier event, April 22-24, 2016 (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) – top three male and top two females in each style and weight-class qualify,
- The final international qualifier event, May 6–8, 2016 (Istanbul, Turkey) – top two in each style and weight-class.
Coming out of the Strathcona County event competition, the top-ranked wrestlers within the Olympic weight classes are:
FS57 – John Pineda (Burnaby Mountain WC)
FS65 – Haislan Garcia (Burnaby Mountain WC)
FS74 – Cleopas Ncube (Montreal YMHA)
FS86 – Tamerlan Tagziev (Team Impact WC)
FS97 – Arjun Gill (Burnaby Mountain WC)
FS125 – Korey Jarvis (Guelph WC)
FW48 – Jasmine Mian (Dinos WC) – Qualified for the 2016 Olympics
FW53 – Samantha Stewart (Black Bears WC)
FW58 – Michelle Fazzari (Brock WC)
FW63 – Danielle Lappage (Burnaby Mountain WC) – Qualified for the 2016 Olympics
FW69 – Dorothy Yeats (Tristar WA)
FW75 – Erica Wiebe (Dinos WC)
GR59 – Steven Takahashi (London-Western WC)
GR66 – John Yeats (Tristar WA)
GR75 – Shawn Daye-Finley (Black Bears WC)
GR85 – Alex Brown-Theriault (Black Bears WC)
GR98 – Alex Thoms (Black Bears WC)
GR130 – Korey Jarvis (Guelph WC)
For complete results from the men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman competition from the Canadian Wrestling Trials competition visit: https://wrestling.ca/teams/canadian-wrestling-team-trials.
Wrestling Canada Lutte thanks the event hosts and organizing committee including the Friends of the World Cup of Wrestling Society and Strathcona County.