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Juniors take centre stage at 2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials

May 28, 2022

Day two of the 2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials provided nonstop action as the junior division had their day on the mats, May 27, at the University of Alberta’s Butterdome, in Edmonton. The age group featured numerous international medalist all looking to cement their place in the Canadian wrestling landscape. In addition to individual medals, provincial and club bragging rights were on the line.

When it came to the Provincial Team Awards, Ontario swept the category winning both the men’s and women’s. On the men’s side, the province finished with 65 total points, while the women were even more dominate accumulating 72.

As for the clubs, Edmonton Wrestling Club walked away with the women’s Club Team Award with 37 points. Edmonton Wrestling Club almost made it a sweep but came up one point short, on the men’s side, to the winners from Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club, who racked up 37 points.

After winning the women’s 72kg weight class, Nyla Burgess from Team Impact Wrestling Club in Toronto was named the women’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Meanwhile, with his gold medal in the 70kg weight class, Stone Lewis, from Montreal Wrestling Club, took home the men’s Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

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

Photos from the junior division of the Canadian Wrestling Trials can be found here.

Tomorrow, the seniors are in action as the star-studded division enters the spotlight. If you are in the area, spectators are welcome to attend. Wrestling gets underway at 9:30 a.m.. Tickets are available at the door for $15. The event will also be streamed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmeB13098p1KzPF2n1mgSXH2lmL0qqNSy