The Brock University wrestling program will showcase the top university wrestlers in Ontario as they host the OUA Wrestling Championships Sunday, Feb. 11 at Bob Davis Gymnasium.
The Badgers have their eyes set on gold this weekend as they look to bring home two more titles in their decorated history. The men will look to capture their 20th OUA title in front of a hometown crowd while the women hope to win their 17th team title in the program’s 21-year history.
“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to host the OUA Wrestling Championships this weekend here at Brock,” said Brock head coach Marty Calder. “This is a very important step for our athletes in order to qualify for the USports championships in two weeks at Algoma. Our team is ready to compete, they have worked hard in all phases of their preparation. We are ready for the battle.”
The Brock wrestling program, ranked No. 1 overall in Canada, has captured 59 championships (35 OUA, 24 CIS) since its first championship in 1992.
The Brock women, who are ranked No. 1 in the country, have a strong core of returnees with a mix of young talent. The Brock women’s roster includes Chelcie Armstrong, Jessica Brouillette, Skylar Grote, Shauna Kuebeck, Kristina Mclaren, Indira Moores, Samantha Romano, Emily Schaefer, Darrion Sterling and Hannah Taylor.
The Brock men are ranked No. 2 in the country and will have a packed lineup including Ty Bridgewater, Juwan Burgess, Richard Deschatelets, Benny Ferrara, Matt Jagas, Sam Jagas, Cruiz Manning, Chris McIsaac, Ignatius Pitt, Clayton Pye, Tyler Rowe, Ligrit Sadiku, Mizam Tamaradze and Kingston Wong.
Preliminary matches begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with the championship matches starting at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth/seniors and Brock students are free with their student cards. Tickets are available at the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk.
The full event will be streamed live on OUA.tv