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Champions crowned at 2024 U23 Canadian Wrestling Championships

May 26, 2024

CALGARY, AB –  The 2024 U23 Canadian Wrestling Championships took place on May 25, from the MNP Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The best U23 wrestlers in the country hit the mats looking to be crowned a national champion and earn a spot on the Canadian U23 national team.


At the end of the day, it was Ontario that reigned supreme on the women’s side with 41 total points to win the Provincial Team Award. The province featured five gold medalists, including: Kelyn Young, Guelph WC at 50kg; Serena Di Benedetto, Hamilton WC at 53kg; Mia Friesen, Brock WC at 57kg; Jonelle Clarke, London-Western WC at 65kg; and Briana Fraser, Brock WC at 76kg. Second went to Alberta with 21 points.

Winning the women’s Club Team Award was Burnaby Mountain WC, with 21 points, edging out Montreal – National Training Centre, who finished second with 16 points. Burnaby Mountain featured one gold medalist in Victoria Seal, who topped the 55kg weight class.

Most Outstanding Wrestler went to Gabriela Cross from Dinos WC in Calgary. Cross took the gold in the 59kg weight class.


The men’s side also saw Ontario earn the Provincial Team Award. The province had a great performance and topped the standings with 57 points. They featured five total gold medalists: Treye Trotman, London-Western WC at 57kg; Dechlan Papadopoulos, Team Impact at 61kg; Lachlan McNeil, Team Impact at 65kg; Gregor McNeil, Hamilton WC at 70kg; and Callum Knox, Brock WC at 97kg. Second went to British Columbia with 44 points.

The Club Team Award went to Burnaby Mountain WC, who tallied 35 points. That was 11 better than second place Hamilton WC who finished with 24 points. Burnaby Mountain WC had two gold medalists with Patrik Leder at 74kg and Owen Martin at 79kg.

Thanks to his performance in the 79kg weight class, Martin was also named the men’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

For full results, by weight classes, visit the tournament site.

Photos from the event available on WCL’s Facebook page.

Tomorrow, action shifts to the Senior World Team Trials (Non-Olympic Weights). Four weight classes on both the men’s and women’s side are up for grabs as wrestlers look to punch their ticket to the Senior World Championships – Non-Olympic Weights, October 28-31 in Tirana, Albania. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m. If you are in the area, spectators are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the door. The event will also be streamed on FloWrestling.