Olympic champion Wiebe in potential matchup against Worlds bronze medalist Di Stasio at Commonwealth Games Trials

November 1, 2017 Wrestling Canada Lutte Wrestling Canada Lutte

Burnaby, B.C. – 2016 Rio Olympic Champion Erica Wiebe is expected to face tough competition at the 2017 Commonwealth Games Trials. It is anticipated that she’ll face off against 2017 World Wrestling Championship bronze medalist Justina Di Stasio of Burnaby, B.C., in the 76-kilogram freestyle event.

Both Wiebe and Di Stasio have held a top three world rank over the past two years.

Wiebe, 28, will be looking to qualify for her first international team since winning gold in Rio. The Stittsville, Ont. native also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Commonwealth Games Trials will be run using the new United World Wrestling Olympic weight classes.

  • Men: 57-kg, 65-kg, 74-kg, 86-kg, 97-kg, 125-kg
  • Women: 50-kg, 53-kg, 57-kg, 62-kg, 68-kg, 76-kg

The Trials will also feature 2017 World Wrestling Championship medalist Michelle Fazzari of Hamilton, Ont. Fazzari, 30, captured bronze in the 58-kg weight class, and will be competing in the new 62-kg class.

Olympians Korey Javis and Danielle Lappage will be looking for a chance to make the team to defend their 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medals. Javis, of Elliot Lake, Ont., will be competing in the 125-kg category. He also captured a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India in the 96-kg weight class. Lappage of Olds, Alta., won her Commonwealth gold at the 63-kg weight class, and will be moving up to the new 68-kg class.

The Trials will be used to select the team to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Wrestling will run from April 12 to April 14 at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

The Commonwealth Games Trials will take place at Simon Fraser University on November 3. Wrestling begins at 10:30 a.m PT.

 

Final entry list:

FS

57-kg Cameron Hicks Dinos
Christian Nori Dinos
Darthe Capellan BMWC
Sam Jagas Brock
Ligrit Sadiku Brock
Alex Moher Brock
Gilbert Musonza Regina
Steve Takahashi London
Aso Palani BMWC

65-kg Dillon Williams Impact
Chris McIsaac Brock
Nathan Galan Saskatoon
Joshua Bodnarchuk Saskatoon
Josh Lee Independent
Michael Asselstine Golden Bears
Vince DeMarinis Montreal
Ayobami Peluola Saskatoon
Connor McNeice Cochrane Cowboys

74-kg Callum McNeice Dinos
Jasmit Phulka BMWC
Tyler Rowe Brock
Shawn Daye-Finley Golden Bears
Jevon Balfour Brock
Cody Osborn BMWC

86-kg Kyle Horvath Dinos
Jobanjit Phulka Hamilton
Ahmed Shamiya Hamilton
Shekhar Saxena Akhara of Champions
Hunter Lee Saskatoon
Nolan Badovinac BMWC
Alex Moore Montreal

97-kg Nick Proctor Dinos
Chanse Harry Independent
Nishan Randhawa BMWC
Ajay Gill BMWC
Ignatius Pitt Brock
Jordan Steen Montreal
Alex Thoms BBWC
Grayson St-Laurent BBWC

125-kg Korey Jarvis Guelph
Sean Molle BMWC
Brad Hildenbrandt BMWC

 

FW

50-kg Amber Wiebe Regina
Jayd Davis Impact
Natasha Kramble Saskatoon
Jessica MacDonald Brock
Natassya Lu Guelph

53-kg Abby Lloyd BMWC
Kristina McLaren Brock
Diana Weicker Brock
Jade Parsons Brock
Allyssa Cleaves BBWC

57-kg Amy Bellavia Dinos
Cara Nania Dinos
Hannah Franson Dinos
Hannah Taylor Brock
Emily Schaefer Brock
Alexandria Town York
Vivian Mark Dinos

62-kg Breanne Graham Dinos
Nicole Depa BMWC
Jessica Brouillette Brock
Michelle Fazzari Brock
Braxton Papadopoulos Impact

68-kg Danielle Lappage Dinos
Kayla Brodner Regina
Dejah Slater Impact
Indira Moores Brock
Olivia DiBacco Brock
Veronica Keefe Montreal

76-kg Erica Wiebe Dinos
Leah Ferguson Independent
Gracelynn Doogan Guelph
Justina Di Stasio BMWC
Inga Hammer Regina
Taylor Follensbee Saskatoon
Payten Smith BMWC