Canadians on the hunt for hardware at U23 Worlds
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.