The Lakehead Thunderwolves menís wrestling team did something it hasnít done in quite some time; take the menís team title at the Brock Open Saturday in St. Catharines, Ontario; and beating the host Brock Badgers on their home mats in the process.
Brock will also be the site of this yearís OUA championships so the win at the Brock Open will give the Wolves some confidence heading into the championships later this year. It wasnít a dominant team victory by any means; as the Wolves narrowly got by the Badgers by 6 points for the team title; with Guelph coming in third.
Lakeheadís men captured four golds (57kg Gaston Tardif, 76kg Corey Lee, 90kg Ben Eagelestone, 130kg Jason Chalifoux), two silvers (65kg Scott Christian, 72kg Chadd Lee), two bronzes (54kg Stephan Gross, 82kg Colten Woznow) and one fourth place from Brandon Gardner at 68 kg.
Not to be forgotten are the fantastic results of the Lakehead women. The Wolves only sent three women; but they still managed to place third overall as a team; taking a gold and a silver medal and freshman sensation Aislynn Torfason (who won gold at 59 kg) was named Female MVP of the meet. Katelyn Proulx took silver at 72 kg.
Lakehead Head Coach Dawkins says the men wrestled well, but that the squad was still a month away from being able to challenge the powerhouse Badgers for an OUA championship. ďI am pleased with the way the men and women wrestled this weekend, however, as a team our goal isn't to win the Brock Open championship but to win the OUA championships and weíve still got a ways to go for that. This tournament will serve as a great confidence builder for our men's team, you canít really ask for a better way to start off the New Year, but weíve still got a lot of work to do.Ē
Lakehead Thunderwolves Wrestling Individual Results: Brock Open
59kg Aislynn Torfason
57kg Gaston Tardif
76kg Corey Lee
90kg Ben Egelestone
130kg Jason Chalifoux
Women 72kg Katelyn Proulx
65kg Scott Christian
72kg Chadd Lee
Bronze Medal 54kg Stephan Gross
82kg Colten Woznow