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Canadians on the hunt for hardware at U23 Worlds

October 10, 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Wrestling Canada Lutte is sending a team of nineteen athletes to the U23 World Championships taking place October 28 to November 1 in Budapest, Hungary.

It will be the third edition of the championships after being launched in 2017. Canada captured three medals in the first two years of the tournament.

Last year, Alex Town became the first Canadian to win gold at a U23 World Championships. The York wrestler won the 57 kg weight-class by defeating Japan’s Akie Hanai in the gold medal bout.

In 2017, Gracelynn Doogan and Braxton Papadopoulos took home silver medals at the first edition of the U23 World Championships. Doogan will be looking to reach the podium again at this year’s event.

Four members of the team competed for Canada at this year’s Senior World Championships in Kazakhstan in September. Darthe Capellan, Alex Moore, Jade Dufour, and Hannah Taylor will all look to use their experience at the senior level to help them advance.

The Canadian team also includes two Junior World Championship medallists. Aly Barghout took silver at 125 kg at the 2018 championships, and Nishan Randhawa captured bronze at 96 kg in 2015.


Full Team List

FS 57kg            Darthe Capellan

FS 61kg            Marco Palermo

FS 65kg            Chris McIsaac

FS 70kg            Connor McNeice

FS 74kg            Guseyn Ruslanzada

FS 79kg            Sam Barmish

FS 86kg            Alexander Moore

FS 92kg            Jeremy Poirier

FS 97kg            Nishan Randhawa

FS 125kg          Aly Barghout


WW 50kg        Jade Dufour

WW 53kg        Amber Wiebe

WW 55kg        Karla Godinez

WW 57kg        Hannah Taylor

WW 59kg        Tianna Kennett

WW 62kg        Avery Cameron

WW 65kg        Amanda Savard

WW 68kg        Alexia Sherland

WW 76kg        Gracelynn Doogan


Team Leader   Kimin Kim

Head Coach    Carol Huynh

Coach              Rob Moore

Coach              Dave McKay

Medical           Surinder Budwal

Referee           Mike Drought

Referee           Jason Flinders



Monday, October 28

Qualification rounds FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg

18.00-19.30 Semi Final FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg


Tuesday, October 29

10.30-16.00 Qualification rounds FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg

10.30-16.00 Repechage FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg

17.15-18.00 Semi Final FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg

18.00-20.30 Finals FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg


Wednesday, October 30

10.30-14.30 Qualification rounds WW – 50-55-59-68-76kg

10.30-14.30 Repechage FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg

17.15-18.00 Semi Final WW – 50-55-59-68-76kg

18.00-20.30 Finals FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg


Thursday, October 31

10.30-14.30 Qualification rounds WW – 53-57-62-65-72kg

10.30-14.30 Repechage WW – 50-55-59-68-76kg

17.15-18.00 Semi Final WW – 53-57-62-65-72kg

18.00-20.30 Finals WW – 50-55-59-68-76kg


Friday, November 1

10.30-16.00 Repechage WW – 53-57-62-65-72kg

Finals WW – 53-57-62-65-72kg

Complete event information including webcast and results are available here.