This weekend a small but ferocious band of young Lakehead Thunderwolves men's and women's wrestlers made a lot of noise at two top wrestling meets; the Ontario Junior Provincial Championships in Toronto on Saturday and the Queen’s Open held in Kingston, Ontario on Sunday. Lakehead sent only 9 junior aged wrestlers (18-20) to both events and added two seniors for the Queen’s Open. The medal count for the two meets was impressive; 6 golds, 6 silvers, and 2 bronze.
Saturday, at the Ontario Junior Provincial Championships in Toronto, the Wolves went wild (3 golds, 2 silvers). Leading the pack was Nicole Plummer with her third consecutive gold medal at 82 kg. The Lakehead men were not to be outdone as two of them took golds; Josh Schug at 120 kg and Corey Lee continued his winning ways at 84 kg.
Leah Daugherty took silver at 63 kg while Meaghan Young took bronze at 83 kg. Jessica Fortin and Drew St. Louis both placed fifth.
Sunday, at the Queen’s Open in Kingston, the medals kept coming (3 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronze); again led by Lakehead Wunderkid Plummer who took her fourth consecutive gold at 82 kg. Tasha Eady took gold at 63 kg and Leah Daugherty took gold at 59 kg.
Corey Lee took silver at 82 kg, Drew St. Louis also took silver at 76 kg, Chad Lee claimed silver at 72 kg, and Meaghan Young took silver at 82 kg.
Bronzes went to Tanya Cormier at 48 kg and Jessica Fortin at 72 kg.
Jillian Bryant placed fourth at 67 kg.
The women took team gold at the Queen's Open while the men took team bronze.
Lakehead Head Coach Owen Dawkins was very happy with his young charges. “It was a very good showing by our young athletes and it gave them a lot of confidence as we prepare for the OUA Championships. We’ll take these results and build on them.”
Lakehead Men's Weekend Results:
Corey Lee (Gold – Ont. Jrs.; Silver – Queen’s)
Josh Schug (Gold – Ont. Jrs.)
Drew St. Louis (Fifth – Ont. Jrs; Bronze – Queen’s)
Chad Lee (Silver – Queen’s)