Wrestlers to return to the mats in Ukraine and Italy
KIEV, Ukraine – Canadian wrestlers are back on the mats in Ukraine and Italy in the coming weeks. Canadians will first compete at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament in Kiev, Ukraine, followed by the Matteo Pellicone in Rome.
The Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament will take place February 26 to 28, and the Matteo Pellicone is March 4 to 7.
Qualified Tokyo Olympians Erica Wiebe and Amar Dhesi will use the tournaments to continue their preparation for the postponed games. Wrestling in Tokyo begins August 1.
Samantha Stewart, Michelle Fazzari and Dillon Williams will be attending the events with Olympic berths still in sight. Both will be competing at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament May 6 to 9 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Below is the complete team list attending the events.
53 kg – Samantha Stewart
53 kg – Diana Weicker
57 kg – Tianna Kennett
62 kg – Michelle Fazzari
62 kg – Jessica Brouillette
68 kg – Olivia Di Bacco
76 kg – Erica Wiebe
70 kg – Dillon Williams
86 kg – Hunter Lee
86 kg – Clayton Pye (Italy only)
125 kg – Amar Dhesi (Italy only)
Head Coach – Tonya Verbeek
Coach – Paul Ragusa
Coach – Kimin Kim
Medical – Maxim Hanna
Referee – Marcia Chiasson
Complete event information including webcasts and results are available at United World Wrestling’s event pages.