The Lakehead Thunderwolves menís and womenís wrestling teams will be sending contingents to St. Catharines, Ontario this weekend for the annual Brock Open meet; hosted by Brock University.
The men's team is just coming off a very tough Christmas camp at home and is eager to get back into competition and will be sending a full squad to the Brock Open. The women's team also is coming off a very challenging home training camp, but, due to injurys will only be sending a small group of three wrestlers to this tournament.
Brock will also be the site of this yearís OUA championships so the Brock Open will give the Wolves men a taste of what will come against their arch rivals from Brock later this year.
Lakehead Head Coach Owen Dawkins said his wrestlers are ready. ďThis meet will be a great test for our menís team because they will be competition against the OUA's best team, Brock, at home. I feel that with a few more weeks of training the men will be ready to challenge the long time champions Badgers at this yearís OUA championships. This meet will also be a big test for our small trio of women; and I think our women's squad, after they are all healed up, will be in position to challenge for a top spot at the OUA championships.Ē
The Lakehead men will send a strong squad led by Defending 54 kg CIS champion Huy Nugyen. Nugyen had a bronze at the McMaster Open in November; but wrestled a weight class above his normal weight and also had an injury. Also leading Lakehead will be former CIS silver medalist Clayton Serreres and McMaster Open Silver medalist and Ontario Senior championships bronze medalist Colten Woznew.
Freshman Aislyn Torfason, of the womenís trio, is coming off a breakthrough silver medal performance at the Ontario Seniors at the end of November.
Lakehead Thunderwolves Brock Open Menís Roster:
54kg Huy Nugyen
57kg Gaston Tardif
61kg Angelo Daniele
65kg Clayton Sereres
68kg Brandon Gardner
72kg Chadd Lee
76kg Colten Woznow
82kg Corey Lee
90kg Jason Chalifoux
130kg Darren Manion
Lakehead Thunderwolves Brock Open Womenís Roster: 55kg Alex Demars
59kg Aislynn Torfason
72kg Katelyn Proulx