THUNDER BAY, Ont. (ISN) – After the first day of action at the 2012 CIS wrestling championships hosted by Lakehead University, Brock women’s team was the only one to separate itself completely from the pack, on Friday.
Championship website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wrest/index
On the men’s side, the team race is far too close to call after the first day, with Regina and reigning national champion Concordia leading the standings.
The Badger women have five athletes going for gold Saturday, with their remaining three in the bronze medal matches. Gold-medal finalists from Brock include Jade Parsons, Jasmine Mian, Diana Ford, Natasha Chang, Michelle Fazzari, while wrestlers who will battle for third place include Olivia Dibacco, Rebecca Levitt and Deborah Jehu.
The Badgers are thus guaranteed to capture the women’s team banner, with defending CIS champion Alberta and Saskatchewan fighting it out for second and third place in the standings. Both the Pandas and Huskies will have one girl wrestling for gold on Saturday and four hoping for bronze. Alberta does hold a slim advantage with eight wrestlers competing for final standing points, compared to seven for Saskatchewan.
Women’s teams other than Brock with gold medal finalists are: Regina (Jasmine Slinn – 48kg and Lisa McKibben – 67kg), Guelph (Madison Parks – 51kg and Allison Leslie – 67kg), Saskatchewan (Koren Pitketly -59 kg), Alberta (Molly Bouchard -72 kg), Lakehead (Emma Brightwell – 82kg), Western (Brianne Barry – 55kg), Concordia (Nikita Chicoine – 63kg) and Calgary (Erica Wiebe – 72 kg).
A full list of women’s match-ups for tomorrow is included below.
In men’s competition, Regina has four gold medal finalists including Steven Schneider at 57 kg, Kirk Ackerman at 61 kg, Gaelan Malloy at 68 kg and Connor Malloy at 76kg, as well as three athletes going for bronze, including Gilbert Musonza at 54 kg, Mark Ballon at 65kg and John Lendvoy at 90kg.
Concordia Stingers has three gold medal finalists in David Tremblay (61 kg), James Mancini (65 kg) and Scott Schiller (72 kg) to go along with four bronze medal finalists in Noel Tremblay (57 kg), Mitchell Krauter (76 kg), Irankah Nariman (82 kg) and Greg Rossy (130 kg).
Slightly farther down the standings are the Western Mustangs with two gold medal finalists (Steven Takahashi 54 kg and Ilya Abelev 68 kg) and two bronze medal finalists (Sam Hanna 72 kg and Kevin Ens 90 kg). Right there with the Mustangs are the Alberta Golden Bears with one gold medal finalist (Drew Belanger 65 kg) and four bronze medal finalists (Jason Wass 57 kg, Dylan Williams 61 kg, Coleman Brinker 76 kg and Jason Margo 82 kg).
The McMaster Marauders, who brought a men’s team of seven, have three gold medal opportunities tomorrow with Jason Buckle (57kg), Kevin MacLellan (82kg) and Sean House (90kg), as well as a bronze medal finalist in Ryan Blake (72kg). The Marauders could threaten Western and Alberta in the standings depending on medal match outcomes and the 4-through-8 placement matches.
Other men’s teams with gold medal finalists are:
Guelph (John Fitzgerald 130kg, Jake Jagas 76kg and Mathieu Deschatelets 82 kg), Saskatchewan (Landon Squires 90kg and Ryan Myrfield 72kg) and host Lakehead (Preston Mikulasik 130kg and Dustin Helwig 54kg).
A full list of match-ups for tomorrow follows.
Friday, February 24
10:00 Preliminaries Round 1
13:00 Preliminaries Round 2
15:30 Preliminaries Round 3
Saturday, February 25
10:00 Classification matches 5th-8th place (live webcast SSN Canada)
12:30 Bronze-medal matches (live webcast SSN Canada)
14:30 Championship finals (live webcast SSN Canada)
DAY 2 MATCH-UPS – WOMEN
Gold: Jade Parsons (Brock) vs. Jasmine Slinn (Regina)
Bronze: Natasha Kramble (Saskatchewan) vs. Lyndsey Almeida (Alberta)
5th: Jade Papke (Guelph) vs. Valerie Ouellette (Western)
Gold: Jasmine Mian (Brock) vs Madison Parks (Guelph)
Bronze: Katie Dutchak (Saskatchewan) vs. Natalie Brady (Alberta)
5th: Breanne Beh (Lakehead) vs. Shani Frugtniet (Calgary)
Gold: Diana Ford (Brock) vs. Brianne Barry (Western)
Bronze: Danielle Anderson (Regina) vs. Hannah Franson (Saskatchewan)
5th: Hayley Thomas (Alberta) vs. Sydney Duggan (McMaster)
7th: Victoria Ralph (MUN) vs. Sara Roach (UNB)
Gold: Koren Pitkethly (Saskatchewan) vs. Natasha Chang (Brock)
Bronze: Karleah Bonk, Lakehead vs. Linda Morais (Concordia)
5th: Jamie Bergenstrom (Alberta) vs. Jessica Brenton (Winnipeg)
7. Lee Thomas (UNB) vs. Andrea Wakelin (Western)
Gold: Nikita Chicoine (Concordia) vs. Michelle Fazzari (Brock)
Bronze: Kathleen Kent (Saskatchewan) vs. Marlen Figueroa (Alberta)
5th: Larissa D’Alleva (Western) vs. Jenny Pranger (Lakehead)
7. Jessy Seida (Calgary) vs. Breanne Coady (MUN)
Gold: Lisa McKibben (Regina) vs. Allison Leslie (Guelph)
Bronze: Deborah Jehu (Brock) vs. Sabrina Kelly (Alberta)
5th: Lisa Brise (Saskatchewan) vs. Arlene Williams (Western)
Gold: Molly Bouchard (Alberta) vs. Erica Wiebe (Calgary)
Bronze: Veronica Keefe (Concordia) vs. Rebecca Levitt (Brock)
5th: Kayla Brodner (Regina) vs. Monika Varello (Western)
7. Sara Cattani (Lakehead) vs. Carla Chaytor (MUN)
Gold: Emma Brightwell (Lakehead) vs.Holly Clark (Calgary)
Bronze: Kelsey Gsell (Guelph) vs. Olivia Dibacco (Brock)
5th: Madison Beblow (Alberta) vs. Amy Dunn (Saskatchewan)
7th: Myfanway Price (MUN)
DAY 2 MATCH-UPS – MEN
Gold: Dustin Helwig (Lakehead) vs. Steven Takahashi (Western)
Bronze: Gilbert Musonza (Regina) vs. Zack Falcioni (Brock)
5th: Chad Caron (Saskatchewan) vs. Jay Naicker (Alberta)
7th: Rafiq Charania (UNB) vs. Trevor Banks (Concordia)
Gold: Steven Schneider (Regina) vs. Jason Buckle (McMaster)
Bronze: Jason Wass (Alberta) vs. Noel Tremblay (Concordia)
5th: Tim Clement (Brock) vs. Dylan Bray (Saskatchewan)
7th: Rishav Ranjit (Western)
Gold: David Tremblay (Concordia) vs. Kirk Ackerman (Regina)
Bronze: Dylan Williams (Alberta) vs. Nick Rowe (Brock)
5th: Richard Balfour (Western) vs. JF Godin (UNB)
7th: Theo Dow (Saskatchewan) vs. Allan Middleton (McMaster)
Gold: Drew Belanger, (Alberta) vs. James Mancini (Concordia)
Bronze: Spenser Burk (Calgary) vs. Mark Ballon (Regina)
5th: Josh Proctor (Western) vs. Chris Garneau (McMaster)
7th: Isaac Muhima (UNB) vs. Jackson Taylor (Lakehead)
Gold: Gaelan Malloy (Regina) vs. Ilya Abelev (Western)
Bronze: Kevin Iwasa-Madge (Guelph) vs. John Cottrill (Brock)
5th: Stephen De Layen (Concordia) vs.Curtis Luu (Alberta)
7th: Brady Lange (Saskatchewan) vs. Andy Sanford (UNB)
Gold: Ryan Myrfield (Saskatchewan) vs. Scott Schiller (Concordia)
Bronze: Sam Hanna (Western) vs. Ryan Blake (McMaster)
5th: Connor Hodgins (Calgary) vs. Scott Christian (Lakehead)
7th: David Young (MUN) vs. Brian Forest (Alberta)
Gold: Jake Jagas (Guelph) vs. Connor Malloy (Regina)
Bronze: Mitchell Krauter (Concordia) vs. Coleman Brinker (Alberta)
5th: Eric Jacobson (Western) vs. Jake Devlin (Lakehead)
7th: Adam Gordon (Calgary) vs. Eric Lewis (UNB)
Gold: Mathieu Deschatelets (Guelph) vs. Kevin MacLellan (McMaster)
Bronze: Jason Margo (Alberta) vs Irankhah Nariman (Concordia)
5th: Peter Jones (Calgary) vs. Matt Hutchinson (Western)
7th: Mike Carrier (Regina) vs. Rory Gillis (MUN)
Gold: Landon Squires (Saskatchewan) vs. Sean House (McMaster)
Bronze: Kevin Ens (Western) vs. John Lendvoy (Regina)
5th: Tom MacRae (UNB) vs. Robert Rubino (Guelph)
7th: Graeme Forsyth (Alberta) vs. Matthew Patey (MUN)
Gold: Preston Mikulasik (Lakehead) vs. John Fitzgerald (Guelph)
Bronze: Greg Rossy (Concordia) vs. Charles (C.J.) Thoms (UNB)
5th: Jacob Phillips (Sakatchewan) vs. Daniel Oloumi (Alberta)
7th: Aaron Misner (McMaster) vs. Paul Grebinski (Regina)