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(ISN) – CALGARY – After Day 1 of the 2015 Canada West wrestling championship, hosted by the University of Calgary, the battle for top spot remains between No. 3 Alberta and No. 2 Calgary on the women’s side. The No. 2 Wesmen are the only undefeated men’s team thus far.

Alberta’s women’s teams remain undefeated throughout Day 1 of the competition with seven Golden Bears and Pandas with perfect records including Michael Asselstine (61kg), Cody Osborne (65kg), Drew Belanger (68kg), Daniel Oloumi (100kg) on the men’s side. Hayley Thomas (51kg), Cholena Horne (59kg) and Brandy Perry (67kg) kept their team undefeated through three rounds.

The No. 2 Calgary Dinos women’s team also didn’t give up any matches today, going 3-0 with just two rounds left of competition. Five Dinos are undefeated including Josee Tremblay (48kg), Cara Nania (55kg), Temitope Ogunjimi (63kg), Hilary Goble (72kg), Holly Ellsworth-Clark (82kg). The Dinos men’s team gave up a team win over Saskatchewan, but defeated No. 1 Fraser Valley overall. Spenser Burk (65kg), Tyler Buchan (68kg) and Connor Hodgins (76kg) kept the DInos afloat after Day 1.

The Winnipeg Wesmen men’s team was the only team to go undefeated today, defeating both the Alberta Golden Bears and the Regina Cougars while the women’s team dropped all three rounds. Mitchell Berenz (65kg), Brock Munro (72kg), Aleksandr Soronov (76kg), Ben Christopher (82kg), and Kyle Nguyen (120 kg) didn’t drop a match

The Fraser Valley Cascades enter their first-ever Canada West Championships. Just two of their eight wrestlers gave up a match over the course of the day. The top-ranked team in the country hopes to get back on track after falling 26-24 to Calgary. On their women’s side, the Cascades have yet to win a single bout.

Regina has four competitors that went undefeated today, including Indhyra Linares (59kg) and Kayla Brodner (67kg) on the women’s side and Nathan Schwartz (57kg) and Lucas Hoffert (68kg) on the men’s side. Regina’s women’s team follows closely behind Alberta and Calgary with a 2-1 record.

A number of Huskies from Saskatchewan’s men’s team have yet to lose a round at the championships including Josh Bodnarchuk (54kg), Dylan Bray (57kg), Malcolm Meekins (72kg), Andrew Johnson (82kg), and Jacob Philips (120kg). Annie Monteith (48kg) and Laryssa Barry (55kg) helped Saskatchewan defeat Fraser Valley and tally a team win today.

Day 2 will begin at 9 am tomorrow with the final matches on the men’s side beginning at 2:30pm. Banner presentations will follow the final rounds.

Below are the results from Day 1 of the Canada West wrestling championships.

Men’s Standings
Winnipeg – 2-0
Alberta – 1-1
Calgary – 1-1
Regina – 1-1
Saskatchewan – 1-1
Fraser Valley – 1-1

Women’s Standings
Alberta – 3-0
Calgary – 3-0
Regina – 2-1
Saskatchewan – 1-2
Winnipeg – 0-3
Fraser Valley – 0-3

Undefeated wrestlers through Day 1
Michael Asselstine – Alberta
Drew Belanger – Alberta
Daniel Oloumi – Alberta
Spenser Burk – Calgary
Tyler Buchan – Calgary
Connor Hodgins – Calgary
Aso Palani – Fraser Valley
Devin Purewal – Fraser Valley
Jasmit Phulka – Fraser Valley
Brad Hildenbrandt – Fraser Valley
Chanmit Phulka – Fraser Valley
Manheet Kalhon – Fraser Valley
Nathan Schwartz – Regina
Lucas Hoffert – Regina
Josh Bodnarchuk – Saskatchewan
Dylan Bray – Saskatchewan
Malcolm Meekins – Saskatchewan
Andrew Johnson – Saskatchewan
Jacob Philips – Saskatchewan
Brock Munro – Winnipeg
Mitchell Berenz – Winnipeg
Aleksandr Soronov – Winnipeg
Ben Christopher – Winnipeg
Kyle Nguyen – Winnipeg

Hayley Thomas – Alberta
Cholena Horne – Alberta
Brandy Perry – Alberta
Josee Tremblay – Calgary
Cara Nania – Calgary
Temitope Ogunjimi – Calgary
Hilary Goble – Calgary
Holly Ellsworth-Clark – Calgary
Indhyra Linares – Regina
Kayla Brodner – Regina
Annie Monteith – Saskatchewan
Laryssa Barry – Saskatchewan