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North American Duals Preview

November 28th, 2007

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Lakehead Athletics and Thunderwolves women's wrestling will be staging the fifth annual Gord Garvie North American Women's Duals Championships on Saturday Dec. 1 at the C J Sanders Fieldhouse on the Lakehead campus in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  This year will see five teams taking part; three from Canada and two from the USA.  Action kicks off at 10:00 am and runs until 5:00 pm EST. 
 
Lakehead Wrestling Head Coach and Duals Meet organizer Owen Dawkins said Thunder Bay will again have the opportunity to see world class women’s wrestling.  “This is going to be a great weekend of women’s wrestling!  Although the number of teams attending this year is smaller; it’s still going to be a fantastic tourney with many of the best Canadian and US female collegiate wrestlers taking part.” 
 
The women’s teams are host Lakehead, defending Duals and CIS champions Calgary, Saskatoon, and the University of the Cumberlands from Kentucky, and the United States Olympic Education Center team based at the University of Northern Michigan in Marquette, Michigan. 
 
University of the Cumberlands Head Coach Kip Flanik said his team is always eager to make its annual journey north to the North American Duals.  “We look forward to competing again in Thunder Bay. This continues to be the premier dual meet tournament in North America and is well run by the Lakehead staff. It's always nice to see where we rank among Canada's best college teams.” 
 
The Duals meet format is a crowd pleaser and this format is a team competition where two teams go head-to-head and each individual wrestler competes for team points and not for individual results or medals.  The team with the most points at the end of the series of one-round bouts gets the win.  The teams with the most wins advance to the medal rounds. 
Due to the upcoming Canadian and US Olympic trials in December; some teams that normally attend the North American Duals will not be coming this year; but will return next season. 
 
Round Four of the Duals and the Finals round will be videowebcast live with ordering info available at http://events.news-cast.com/events/Lakehead.   Viewers will need hi speed internet and Windows Media Player to watch the broadcast. 
 
Lakehead Garvie International Duals Schedule:
Saturday, December 2, 2007 (All Times Eastern Standard Time)
Women’s Duals

Round One              10-11 am
Round Two              11 am -12 noon
Round Three             1-2 pm
Round Four               2-3 pm
Round Five               3-4 pm (Videowebcast)
Finals                      4-5 pm (Videowebcast)
 
Team Rosters:
Lakehead Thunderwolves:
48kg Jessica  Bershatsk
51kg Brigitta Balog
59kg Leah Dougherty
63kg Laurel knowles
67kg Amy Slone
72kg Emma Brightwell
82kg Nicole Plummer

Calgary Dinos:
Tessa Gallinger 48kg
Kara Stelfox 51kg
Gen haley 55kg
Jazzie Barker 59kg
Justine Bouchard 63kg
Steph Buchan 67kg
Vanessa Wilson 72kg and Erica Wiebe 72kg
Megan Goldsmith 82kg

Saskatoon:
48kg Lindsay Wickstrom
51kg Pam Ewanishin
55kg Steph Dergo
59kg Jill Gallays
63kg Amy Dyck
67kg Dayna Brose
72kg Jane Packota
82kg Beth Thompson

University of the Cumberlands Roster:
48kg Kapua Torres
51kg Jessica Medina
55kg Sandy Do
59kg Breisja Macera
63kg Othella Lucas
67kg Lauren Knight
72kg Paige Rife
80kg Christen Paysse
Alternates:
48kg Rachel Woodruff
55kg Norma Rueda
59kg Nena Garcia
 
USOEC Roster:
48kg- Alyssa Lampe
51kg - Sadie Kaneda
55kg - Amy Borgnini, Whitney Conder, Beth Johnson
59kg - Shyla Iokia, Amber Miracle, Elizabeth DeAngelo
63kg - Schuyler Brown
67kg - Lindsey Brooks
72kg - Katie Crouch

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Last Edited: November 29th, 2007

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