Former Lakehead Thunderwolves wrestler Katie Patroch placed seventh Saturday at the World Wrestling Championships held in Tokyo, Japan.
Patroch, the Canadian senior national champion, wrestled in the 59 kg weight class where she went 2-1 in competition; losing to Sabrina Esposito of Italy in the quarterfinals.
Patrochís weight class of 59 kg is not one of the Olympic weight classes; of which there are only four for some strange reason; compared to eight for men.
Katie Patroch World Championship Results
7th place - Katie Patroch (59 kg)
W vs. F. Wittenwiler (SUI) - 2-0, 2-1
W vs. Marianna Sastin (HUN) - 1-1, 1-0
L vs. Sabrina Esposito (ITA) - 2-3, 0-1
The London native wrestled for the Thunderwolves for four years and won Commonwealth gold and was named Commonwealth Championships MVP, Pan American Gold, took CIS Bronze, as well as an OUA championship. She was Lakeheadís Female Athlete of the Year in 2006.