Wesmen Athletics

Wrestling Wins Four Medals At CIS Championships

The Wesmen Wrestling Teams Won A Combined Four Medals (Two Gold, One Silver, One Bronze) Saturday At The CIS Wrestling Championships In Edmonton..



The University of Winnipeg Wesmen Wrestling teams won four medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) on the final day of the CIS Wrestling Championships Saturday afternoon at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Male wrestlers Finn Higgins (90 kg) and Kyle Nguyen (120 kg) are National Champions after their gold medal wins. Aleksandr Sofronov is a National Champion-Runner Up winning a silver medal in the 76 kg weight class.

Rachel Alder was victorious in her bronze medal match in the 51 kg weight class.

Complete Wesmen Results - Day Two

65 kg - 7th Place Match -
Mitchell Berenz
won by tech fall over Ethan Smith (Western) (TF 13-2)

72 kg - 7th Place Match -
Brock Munro won by decision over Ian James (Memorial) (Dec 11-8)

76 kg - 1st Place Match -
Ilya Abelev (UNB) won by decision over Aleksandr Sofronov (Dec 5-2)

82 kg - 7th Place Match -
Ben Christopher
won by tech fall over Makoto Honda-McNeil (Alberta) (TF 14-3)

90 kg - 1st Place Match -
Finn Higgins
won by disqualification over Riley Otto (DQ) (Western)

120 kg - 1st Place Match -
Kyle Nguyen won by decision over Manheet Kalhon (Fraser Valley) (Dec 4-1)

48 kg - 5th Place Match -
Josee Tremblay (Calgary) by decision over Kaitlin Kucharski (Dec 8-0)

51 kg - 3rd Place Match -
Rachel Alder won by fall over Kate Richey (Calgary) (Fall 5:05)

55 kg - 5th Place Match -
Laryssa Barry (Saskatchewan) won by decision over Emily Kessler (Dec 4-3)

Team Standings -
Winnipeg (Men) - 7th, Winnipeg (Women) - 11th