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McCagues and Eady Ranked No. 6 in CIS

January 28th, 2005

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Melody McCague, Emily McCague, and Tasha Eady are all ranked No. 6 in Thursday's CIS Individual rankings at 61kg, 70kg, and 65kg respectively.

CIS WOMEN'S WRESTLING: individual rankings

61 kg

This division is not only the toughest weight class in the CIS, but at the conference level as well. National team member Emily Richardson from Simon Fraser takes top honors, but there is talk that olympic silver medallist Tonya Verbeek, who has yet to wrestle this season, could line up for Brock. The second through sixth positions include many young talented prospects who may find it tough to get through to the CIS championship.

1. Emily Richardson, Simon Fraser
2. Ellen Marco, McMaster
3. Justine Bouchard, Calgary
4. Holly Battig, Alberta
5. Amy Dyck, Saskatchewan
6. Melody McCague, Lakehead

65 kg

Tara Hedican, a long time national team member from Guelph earns top honours in this weight category, but the division will still be competitive. Megan Dolan from Brock always gives Hedican a run for her money, while Heidi Kulak from Alberta has beaten Dolan. Talented Angela Mah, from Simon Fraser, may be out sized, but should be competitive as will Regina's Theresa Bakker and Tasha Eady from Lakehead.

1. Tara Hedican, Guelph
2. Heidi Kulak, Alberta
3. Megan Dolan, Brock
4. Angela Mah, Simon Fraser
5. Theresa Bakker, Regina
6. Tasha Eady, Lakehead

70 kg

This is another interesting division. Megan Buydens from Saskatchewan is 1-1 this season versus Regina star Ali Bernard, with Buydens winning the last encounter. Bernard hails from Minnesota and was last year's U.S. senior national champion. She will be a threat for a CIS title at either 70 kg or 80 kg, depending at what weight she wrestles. Bernard has beaten both Ashlea McManus of SFU and Stephanie Howorun of McMaster, while Buydens is 1-1 with McManus, winning their last encounter as well. Meanwhile, Howorun has beaten McManus. Confusing? Yes. Alberta's Jacklyn Hedges and Lakehead's Emily McCaugue round out the top 6.

1. Megan Buydens, Saskatchewan
2. Ali Bernard, Regina
3. Stephanie Howorun, McMaster
4. Ashlea McManus, Simon Fraser
5. Jacklyn Hedge, Alberta
6. Emily McCague, Lakehead

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