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Calgary set to host international wrestling tournament

June 29, 2019

CALGARY – Wrestlers from across Canada will gather at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium in Calgary to take on four other nations at the 2019 Canada Cup.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 29, with wrestling beginning at 10:30 am local time.

Canadians will take on wrestlers from Korea, USA, Jamaica and Brazil to compete for Canada Cup titles.

There are 110 wrestlers expected to compete at the event. Many of Canada’s top wrestlers are expected to attend including 2016 Olympic Champion Erica Wiebe, 2018 World Champion Justina Di Stasio, 2018 World Championship silver medallist Danielle Lappage, 2018 Junior World Championships silver medallist Aly Barghout, and many other national team members.

The Canada Cup of International Wrestling was initiated in the fall of 1980 by the Federal Government to provide Canada’s wrestlers with an alternative to the boycotted Olympic Games held in Moscow. The first host of this premier event was Lakehead University located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and featured the national teams of Canada, Hungary, Japan and USA. 1998 saw the addition of a women’s division for the 1st time in the tournament’s history.

WCL would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada’s support for the Canada Cup and would like to thank the event hosts and organizing committee including the Canada Cup of Wrestling Society, as well as provincial wrestling partner, Alberta Amateur Wrestling Association.

Complete event information is available here. The event will be webcasted by Wrestling Canada Lutte.