Emma Brightwell was golden as she highlighted a great showing by the Lakehead Thunderwolves wrestling teams at the annual McMaster University Open meet this weekend held in Hamilton, Ontario.
Both Lakeheadís men and women placed fourth in the team standings. Three Lakehead women took medals as did three Lakehead men.
On the womenís side; Brightwell took gold at 82 kg and Nicole Plummer took silver at 82kg; Plummer didn't wrestle in the All Lakehead final due to a knee injury. Laurel Knowles took bronze at 67 kg, Jessica Bershatsky place fifth at 48 kg , and Leah Dougherty place fifth at 63 kg.
The best menís result was Colten Woznew who took silver at 92 kg. Fifth year senior Clayton Serreres, who is a former CIS silver medalist, made his return to competing this weekend from a year off. Serreres place took in his first tournament back.
Huy Nugyen took bronze at 57 kg; one weight class higher than his normal 54 kg. Nguyen was also forced to withdraw after a knee injury. Corey Lee placed fourth at 76 kg, Shawn OíNeil placed fourth at 61 kg and Jamie Funk place fifth at 72kg.