Day 1 Complete at Canada West Wrestling Championships

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REGINA, Sask. – Alberta and host Regina lead the men’s side and Saskatchewan and Alberta are leading the women’s competition after Day 1 of the Canada West Wrestling Championships at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

 
Men’s Day 1 Recap
The Golden Bears and Cougars appear to be on a collision course for a Saturday afternoon showdown. The Cougars took care of provincial rival Saskatchewan by a 34-10 margin in Round 1 and followed that up with a 37-7 win over Calgary in Round 2, while Alberta had a 33-6 win over the Dinos in its lone dual on Friday.
 
Alberta and Regina wrestlers are the only undefeated wrestlers in eight of the 10 weight classes heading into Day 2, with the only exceptions coming at 72 kg and 90 kg. Saskatchewan’s Ryan Myrfield won both of his matches at 72 on Day 1, while the Huskies’ Landon Squires was victorious in his lone match on Friday at 90.
 
Round 3 starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, with Round 4 scheduled to go at high noon. Round 5 – which will include the clash between Alberta and Regina – will start at 2:30 p.m.
 
Undefeated wrestlers after Day 1:
54 kg: Gilbert Musonza, REG (1-0) and Jey Naicker, AB (0-0)
57 kg: Steven Schneider, REG (1-0) and Jason Wass, AB (0-0)
61 kg: Kirk Ackerman, REG (2-0) and Dylan Williams, AB (1-0)
65 kg: Mark Ballon, REG (1-0) and Drew Belanger, AB (1-0)
68 kg: Gaelan Malloy, REG (2-0) and Curtis Luu, AB (1-0)
72 kg: Ryan Myrfield, SASK (2-0) and Brian Forrest, AB (1-0)
76 kg: Connor Malloy, REG (2-0) and Coleman Brinker, AB (1-0)
82 kg: Michel Carrier, REG (2-0) and Jason Margo, AB (1-0)
90 kg: Landon Squires, SASK (1-0)
130 kg: Paul Grebinski, REG (2-0) and Daniel Oloumi, AB (1-0)
 
Women’s Day 1 Recap
Alberta and Saskatchewan will meet in Round 4 on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on Mat 2 in a dual that will likely decide the conference championship. Four weight classes feature undefeated wrestlers from both the Pandas and the Huskies, while Alberta’s Lyndsey Almeida is alone in first place with a 2-0 record at 48 kilograms.
 
Regina’s Lisa McKibben (67 kg) and Calgary’s Erica Wiebe (72 kg) and Holly Clark (82 kg) were all winners of both of their matches on the first day of competition.
 
The final round of women’s matches starts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
 
Undefeated wrestlers after Day 1:
48 kg: Lyndsey Almeida, AB (2-0)
51 kg: Katie Dutchak, SASK (2-0) and Natalie Brady, AB (2-0)
55 kg: Hannah Franson, SASK (2-0) and Hayley Thomas, AB (2-0)
59 kg: Koren Pitkethly, SASK (3-0) and Jaime Bergenstrom, AB (2-0)
63 kg: Kathleen Kent, SASK (2-0) and Marlen Figueroa, AB (2-0)
67 kg: Lisa McKibben, REG (2-0)
72 kg: Erica Wiebe, CGY (2-0)
82 kg: Holly Clark, CGY (2-0)

 

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