Seniors star at 2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials
The third day of the 2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials featured dominant performances, exciting upsets and thrilling action as the best Canadian senior wrestlers took to the mats on May 28. The University of Alberta’s Butterdome in Edmonton played host to the competition that awarded medals in 10 weight classes for both males and females, along with provincial and club awards.
On the women’s side, it was Ontario that claimed top spot and the Provincial Team Award with a grand total of 46 points. As for the men, British Columbia turned in an overall strong performance and took the award with 65 points.
When it came to the Club Team Awards, Montreal Wrestling Club picked up the hardware on the women’s side with 38 points. The story on the men’s side belonged to Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club which finished on top with 68 points.
After claiming gold in the women’s 53kg weight class, Samantha Stewart from Black Bears Wrestling Club in Fredericton was named the women’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. As for the men, with his win in the 65kg weight class, Lachlan McNeil, from Team Impact Wrestling Club, in Toronto, took home the men’s Most Outstanding Wrestler award.
During the event, Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) also announced the 2021 Wrestler of the Year awards. Awards were given to women and men in junior, U23 and senior age categories. The award winners were: junior female, Jolie Brisco, of the Montreal Wrestling Club; junior male, Lachlan McNeil, Team Impact Wrestling Club in Toronto; U23 female, Ana Godinez Gonzalez, Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club; U23 male, Hunter Lee, Saskatoon WC; senior female, Samantha Stewart, Black Bears Wrestling Club in Fredericton; and senior male, Amar Dhesi, Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club.
For full results, by weight classes, visit the tournament site.
Photos from the Canadian Wrestling Trials can be found here.
Tomorrow, the Trials wrap up with the Greco-Roman competition. 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
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