Returning home with 11 medals, the Huskies men’s and women’s wrestling squads both made top three finishes at the University of Winnipeg Open on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Among varsity teams, the Huskies women’s squad placed second in the team category while the men ranked third.
Fifth-year wrestler and women’s team captain Natasha Kramble was named the tournament’s most outstanding female wrestler. She led the pack in the 51-kilogram weight class, beating out five other wrestlers for the gold medal. It was one of four gold medals the Huskies earned at the meet.
Theo Dow in the men’s 61-kilogram weight class as well as rookies Malcolm Meekins in the men’s 65-kilogram class and Annie Monteith in the women’s 48-kilogram class also earned top honours in their respective weight divisions.
Landon Squires (100-kilogram), Dylan Bray (57-kilogram), Hannah Franson (55-kilogram) and Koren Pitkethly (59-kilogram) each added silver medals to the Huskies’ trophy case.
Shane Johnson (54-kilogram), Lisa Brise (59-kilogram) and Amy Dunn (72-kilogram) each picked up bronze in their categories.
This meet was the team’s final warm-up competition before the Canada West championships at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Feb. 15 and 16.
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