Canadian Championship Titles Up for Grabs at 2017 Junior / Senior Canadian Championships
(Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s top wrestlers are converging to the Ian Beddis Gym at Brock University for the 2017 Junior / Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships from March 24-26 in St. Catharines, Ontario.
This is the first Canadian Championship of the new Tokyo quadrennial and will serve as the primary event for ranking athletes for junior and senior national team selections. These national team athletes will represent Canada at various events throughout the season, including the Junior and Senior World Championships and Francophonie Games. “The spotlight will shine on Canada’s most talented wrestlers as they vie for Canadian Championship titles,” commented Don Ryan, President.
“The Championships following an Olympic Games are highly anticipated, especially with new up and coming athletes looking to dethrone veteran Champions,” said Tamara Medwidsky, Executive Director. Leigh Vierling, High Performance Director noted that “the technical staff will be busy assessing athlete performances throughout the weekend. We are excited to see the athletes perform on Canada’s biggest stage as we start the new quadrennial.”
The list of confirmed participants, for all age and weight categories, is available here. Please note that draws will be finalized after weigh-ins and seeding is completed:
Final entries will be confirmed after the March 17th final registration deadline.
The Championships are being hosted by Brock University and the Brock Wrestling Club, in collaboration with the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association, as sanctioned by Wrestling Canada Lutte. The event starts on Friday, March 24th with Junior Men’s Freestyle and Women’s competition, followed by Senior Men’s Freestyle and Women’s competition on Saturday, March 25th. Saturday will also see the induction of Marty Calder and William Hogarth into the Wrestling Canada Lutte Hall of Fame. Competition will conclude with Junior and Senior Men’s Greco-Roman competition on Sunday, March 26th.
“We would like to thank Brock University and the Championship Organizing Committee for their collaboration in hosting this important event. We would also like to thank the sponsors and suppliers who are supporting this event and the sport of wrestling,” noted Don Ryan.
Follow the event for live updates on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WrestlingCanada) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WrestlingCanada/). Live scoring updates and webstreaming will be available on TrackWrestling.
For detailed event information, please CLICK HERE.