Huskie Wrestlers Hit Mat At Home Saturday

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Nicole Betker

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie wrestling team is happy to be home.

For the only time this season, the Huskies will hit the mat at home in the annual Huskie Open. The meet is Saturday with Huskie wrestlers competing against conference teams from the University of Calgary, University of Regina, University of Winnipeg and University of Alberta. Club teams will also participate in the tournament. More than 100 athletes are expected to compete in the event in the 10 men’s weight classes and eight women’s weight classes.

“It’s our opportunity to compete at home and we like to make the most of it,” said Huskies head coach Todd Hinds. “We enjoy showcasing our sport and the great athletes we have here at the UofS.”

The Huskie women’s team enters ranked No. 6 in the CIS, while the men are ranked No. 10.

Koren Pitkethly (55-kg), Natasha Kramble (51-kg) and Kathleen Kent (63-kg) look to have good results on the women’s side, while men’s wrestlers Ryan Myrfield, who was the 2011 CIS gold medalists, and Landon Squires (90-kg) will also look to shine.

Saskatchewan has seen top results at the U of C Dino Open and the Hargobind International, where the team learned valuable lessons competing against national team members.

Athletes will hit the mat at 10 a.m. Saturday and are expected to wrap up around 4:30 p.m. All matches are in the Education Gym.

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