November 23, 2013, Saskatchewan (ISN) – The University of Alberta Pandas claimed the women’s title, while the University of Calgary Dinos took the men’s title at the annual University of Saskatchewan-hosted Huskie Open Saturday in Saskatoon’s Education Gym.
Alberta was crowned the top team with 42 points on the women’s side, while the Dinos accumulated 46 points to win the men’s crown.
The Huskie women finished third, while the men finished fourth. The Dinos finished second on the women’s side, the Winnipeg Wesmen fourth, Jamestown Jimmies fifth and Regina Cougars sixth.
Albert finished second on the men’s side by just four points. The Wesmen were fourth and the Cougars fifth in the standings.
Saskatchewan wrestlers combined for six medals at the tournament – one gold, four silvers and one bronze.
Second-year wrestler Malcolm Meekins captured the Huskies’ lone gold competing in the 72-kg weight class. Shane Johnson (54-kg) and Anthony Ojukwu (100-kg) each won a silver medals for the men.
Shelby Irwin (67-kg) and Annie Monteith (48-kg) had the best finishes for the Huskie women’s squad each securing silver medals, while Lisa Brise won a bronze in the 63-kg weight class.
Also competing for the Huskies were: Theo Dow (fourth, 61-kg), Drew Kuhn (fourth, 59-kg), Laryssa Barry (fifth, 59-kg), Jacob Phillips (fifth, 120-kg), Katie Dutchak (sixth, 51-kg), Andrew Johnson (sixth, 82-kg), Dylan Bray (sixth, 57-kg)
Calgary Wrestling Club’s Jasmin Mian was named the female most outstanding wrestler, while Calvin Daum of the Saskatoon Wrestling Club was named the most outstanding male wrestler.
Former Huskie wrestler and CIS gold medalist Jill Gallays competed in the open portion of the tournament and captured gold in the 59-kg weight class.
The weekend also featured a high school wrestling tournament – the Hound Open – on Friday.
The Huskies will hit the mat next in Edmonton at the Golden Bear Open January 4.