Lakehead University

Athletics Department

OUA Championships Preview

February 12th, 2007

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The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s and women’s varsity wrestling teams head to Toronto this weekend for the OUA Wrestling Championships.  This season, the Wolves are hoping to make some noise with both the men’s and women’s squads and the men are looking to see if they finally have what it takes to dethrone multi-defending champs Brock.
 
Men’s Preview:  
 
Lakehead Head Coach Owen Dawkins said the men are capable of claiming the title if they give it their top effort.  “We will be in a dog fight from the get go with 11 time OUA champions Brock, I feel that this could be the year that we finally defeat our number one rivals; the Badgers.”  
 
Strong showings are expected from our returning gold medalists from last year; Chris Camarata, Clayton Sereres, Andrew Elliot, and Dave Rector.  Missing from last year’s OUA team will be Mitch Fryia (gold medalist at 65kg) and Darren Manion (bronze medalist at 130kg).  These two will be strongly missed but they will be replaced by  two very strong and capable  freshmen in  Brandon Gardner (65kg) and at  Josh Schug (130kg).  These two athletes are eager and ready to put to add their names to the OUA’s championship books.
 
Men’s Team
54kg Gaston Tardif
57kg Chris Camarata
61kg Clayton Sereres
65kg Brandon Gardner
68kg Mustafa Mohammad
72kg Chadd Lee
76kg Andrew Elliot
82kg Corey Lee
90kg Dave Rector
130kg Josh Schug
 
Women’s Preview:
This year the Wolves are led by two very capable seniors in Tasha Eady; last year’s CIS Bronze Medalist and Emily McCauge; last year’s CIS 4th place finisher.   The Wolves are a very young team with four first time OUA competitors.  Nicole Plummer one of those new varsity athletes and she has been having a great year and her performance will be instrumental in helping our girls finish in the top three at the OUA’s
 
Women’s Team
48kg Tanya Cormier
51kg Jessica George
55kg Alexandra Demars
59kg Leah Dougherty
63kg Tasha Eaday
67kg Emily McCauge
72kg Kateyn Proulx
82kg Nicole Plummer

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