Wolves Announce New Recruits
Date of Birth: Dec 9, 85
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie
High school Accomplishments: 3 x OFSAA Medallist
University Accomplishments: OUA Wrestling Champion 2006
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Provide guidance and leadership for new recruits and helping the team in their quest for both OUA and CIS championships.
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Fulfilling my degree’s requirements
Date of Birth: Sept 3, 84
Weight: 137lb 63Kg
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Past Accomplishments: City champ 3 times, provincial champ over half a dozen time, National champion at cadet, juvenile , and juniors, CIS champion, Can west champ 2 times, Junior National Champion,4th Canada summer games.
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: To continue to further develop my skills and repeating the CIS performance. Also to lead this team to win CIS national championships and OUA's.
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Team has a lot of talent to help me reach my goals. Also has a great business program.
Coach Dawkins on Huy Nguyen: “Huy Nguyen is an experienced wrestler who has come out of retirement for the 07-08 varsity season. Huy comes from Calgary where he had great wrestling success. The talent and experience that Huy possesses is extremely uplifting for the varsity team, as he will add depth to the team’s lighter weights and be a solid training partner for veteran Chris Camarata. Huy has made a lot of effort to become eligible for the upcoming season, which includes taking extensive summer courses and training vigorously over the summer months. His wrestling ability and past results look very promising for the upcoming season.”
Full Name: Stephen Gross
Date of Birth: April 28 1988
Weight: 120lbs - 54.5kg
Hometown: Cambridge Ontario
High school Accomplishments: Two-time OFSAA Champion (44kg, 47.5kg) Silver at OFSAA (51kg)
Club Accomplishments: Second place junior Nationals
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Win OUA's/ CIS nationals and move on to world’s.
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Admire Owen Dawkins ability to coach and fit well with the team
Date of Birth: June 2, 1988
Hometown: Brampton, ON
High school Accomplishments: Top 2 in region, top 10 in province last 3
Club Accomplishments: 7th at provincials, 2nd Matman Classic
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Contributor to winning a CIS title
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Looks like a team with a bright future and
a solid program.
Date of Birth: Jan 6/89
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
High school Accomplishments: 3-time OFSAA champion, OFSSA silver medalist, Canada Summer Games Champion, 6 x Provincial Champion, 2 x National Champion, Pan American Pre-Junior Champion
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: To take my skills to the next level of competition, becoming OUA Champion, and CIS champion.
Reason for choosing Lakehead: Felt the program was best suited for my needs.
Full Name: Benjamin Michael Eaglestone
Date of Birth: Oct 2 1988
Weight: 225 pounds
Hometown: Darthmouth, Nova Scotia
High school Accomplishments: 4 time NSSAF champion
Club Accomplishments: Cadet national champion, 2nd at juvenile nationals,
4th at junior nationals
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: My future goals as a Thunderwolf would be to
help the team win a OUA and a CIS championship.
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: I chose Lakehead because I really liked the
team. There are a bunch of talented wrestlers on the team that will help me improve
and help me reach my future goals in wrestling. I also liked how the team is
very close and they would make anyone fit in with them.
Full Name: Laurel Ann Knowles
Date of Birth: March 23rd, 1988
Hometown: Desbarats On.
High school Accomplishments: Silver medalist, OFSAA 2007. Team Captain 2003-2007
Club Accomplishments: Bronze Medalist, Ontario Provincial Championships 2006
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: OUA female team champions
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Emphasis on team and great reviews from former Thunderwolves
Full Name: Adele Carmen Urness
Date of Birth: August 12th, 1988 or (08/12/88 )
Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
High school Accomplishments: Team Alberta, 4th in Canada in 46kgs
Club Accomplishments: Provincial gold medalist
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: To get back on the mat and to start where I left off
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Owen Dawkins and the program
Full Name: Dan Peacock
Date of Birth: Feb 8 1988
Hometown: thunder bay
High school Accomplishments: 2006 + 2007 ofsaa bronze, 2004 cadet provincial silver
Club Accomplishments: 2006 freestyle Greco roman Juvenile Champion
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Wrestle until I become a travel athlete and then see what I can do at the national level again
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Mechanical Engineering program, wrestling team and location
Full Name: Corey Stefanizzi
Date of Birth: March 12, 1989
Hometown: Thunder Bay
High school Accomplishments: Attended OFSSA
Club Accomplishments: Won Bramalea international, which led to being on team Ontario in 2006
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Improve both my wrestling technique and fitness
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: The Concurrent Education program holds great opportunity
Full Name: Brigitta Balog
Date of Birth: April 19, 1989.
Height: 5'2 or 5'1 and a half :)
Weight: 125 pounds
Hometown: Thunder Bay
High school Accomplishments: Athlete of the Year 2007, Excellence in Education Award for Athletics,
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Maintain good grades, be successful in wrestling.
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: I like the programs, heard fabulous things about the school and it's close to home.
Coach Dawkins on Balog: Brigitta will be a great addition to our varsity women’s team; her untapped potential will help her become a CIS medallist in the future
Full Name: Josiah Fritz Veurink
Date of Birth: May 24 1988
Hometown: Thunder Bay
High school Accomplishments:1st SSSAA, 1st NWOSSAA, 4th OFSAA
Future Goals as a Thunderwolf: Lakehead wrestling team captain
Reason for Choosing Lakehead: Good wrestling program, close to home, good
Coach Dawkins on Veurink: Josiah Will be a great addition to our varsity team this year; he will be challenging last year’s OUA Rookie of the year Corey Lee.
Last Edited: July 30th, 2007
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