Lakehead Thunderwolves Wrestling is sending a small but strong contingent of wrestlers to this week’s CIS Wrestling Championships being hosted by the University of Saskatchewan this Friday and Saturday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Thunderwolves will be sending eight wrestlers to the championships; five men and three women.
On the men’s side; Chris Camarata (OUA Champion) is ranked No. 1 in the 57 kg weight class and is hungry for national gold this week. Andrew Elliot (OUA silver medallist) is ranked No. 2 at 76 kg and Corey Lee (82 kg OUA Champion); OUA Rookie of the Year) is ranked No. 3.
Josh Schug (130 kg OUA bronze medalist) and Clayton Serreres (65 kg OUA bronze medalist) are both ranked No. 6.
On the women’s side; Tasha Eady (63 kg OUA champion and OUA MVP), and Nicole Plummer (82 kg OUA champion and OUA Rookie of the Year) are both ranked No. 3 heading into the championships. Leah Daugherty (59 kg OUA silver medalist) is ranked No. 7.
Lakehead Head Coach Owen Dawkins said he is looking for strong performances from his athletes. “This year’s CIS championships team is small, however small, we may be still a force to be reckoned with. Strong veterans such as Chris Camarata, who is a favourite to win at 57kg, and Clayton Sereres, a favourite to medal at 65kg, will be leading this group. Rookie sensation Corey Lee and Josh Schug may turn a few heads. On the women’s side; Tasha Eady, last year’s CIS bronze medallist, is hoping to win gold this year. Nicole Plummer and Leah Dougherty are both medal at hopefuls as well.”