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Morais headlines national team contingent headed to World University Wrestling Championship

September 04, 2018
Linda Morais

TORONTO / OTTAWA – Former Concordia Stinger Linda Morais leads Team Canada into the 2018 World University Wrestling Championship beginning Tuesday, a squad that is rich in national team experience.

The lone returning athlete from the 2016 World University Championship, Morais captured gold two years ago in the 60 kg weight class, one of Canada’s six medals at the event. A bronze medalist at the World Championship in 2016, Morais most recently represented her country at the 2018 Senior Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru, alongside fellow Stingers Jade Dufour and Laurence Beauregard as well as York’s Alexandria Town.

The Canadian squad also features national team athletes in Concordia’s Vincent De Marinis and Alex Moore, who competed for Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Ten of the team’s student-athletes reached the podium at last year’s U SPORTS Wrestling Championships, including 68 kg champion Francis Carter of Concordia – the Men’s Outstanding Wrestler of the Year and a nominee for the BLG Award for U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Year. Five members also come from the perennial national champion Brock Badgers.

Reigning U SPORTS Men’s Wrestling Coach of the Year Owen Dawkins of Alberta – who was on staff at the 2013 Summer Universiade – will be one of four staff members heading to the event, joined by Concordia’s Victor Zilberman and Robert Moore, along with medical staff of Brock’s Katelyn Lockwood.

 

The 2018 World University Wrestling Championship runs Sept. 4-9 in Goiania, Brazil.

 

TEAM CANADA ROSTER

WEIGHT CLASSFIRST NAMELAST NAMESCHOOLELIG.HOMETOWNPROGRAM
50 kgJadeDufourConcordia4Winsdor, Ont.Exercise Science
53 kgAbbyLloydSimon FraserN/APowell, River, B.C.Criminology
57 kgAlexandriaTownYork4Scarborough, Ont.Kinesiology & Health Science
59 kgLaurenceBeauregardConcordia2Montreal, Que.Exercise Science
62 kgLindaMoraisConcordiaN/AWindsor, Ont.Independant Studies
65 kgHaleyHeffelAlberta3Dapp, Alta.Kinesiology, Sport & Rec.
68 kgIndiraMooresBrockN/AWhitefish, Ont.Phys. Ed.
72 kgShaunaKuebeckBrock3Greenbank, Ont.Kinesiology
78 kgTaylorFollensbeeSaskatchewanN/AMoose Jaw, Sask.Psychology
57 kgSamuelJagasBrockN/AKitchener, Ont.Biochemistry
65 kgVincentDe MarinisConcordiaN/APierrefonds, Que.Finance
70 kgFrancisCarterConcordia4Montreal, Que.Psychology
74 kgTylerRoweBrock5Barrie, Ont.Phys.Ed.
79 kgJuwanBurgessBrock2Ajax, Ont.Business Communications
86 kgAlexanderMooreConcordia2Montreal, Que.Economics
125 kgSeanMolleSimon FraserN/ACalgary, Alta.Professional Development

 

TEAM STAFF

Coach: Victor Zilberman, Concordia

Coach: Owen Dawkins, Alberta

Coach: Robert Moore, Concordia

Medical: Katelyn Lockwood, Brock