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Lakehead Wrestling had three athletes, Marco Palermo (54kg), Kevin Leatherdale (61kg) and Jessica Bershatsky (51kg), compete in the U SPORTS wrestling championships this weekend. All three wrestlers place in the top 6 of the Championships.
Marco Palermo placed first in the 54kg weight class along side being named first team all star. Marco also received the U SPORTS Men’s Rookie of the Year and won all four of his matches by technical superiority, including his final match 10-0.
Kevin Leatherdale placed 5th in the 61kg weight class, defeating Charles Cook of the Calgary Dinos 14-4 and Jessica Bershatsky placed 6th at 51kg.
Full Individual Results/Brackets here.
FINAL INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS
Men – 54kg
1st Place – Marco Palermo of Lakehead Thunderwolves
2nd Place – Chris Nikolau of Western Mustangs
3rd Place – Sina Ghazizadah of Alberta Golden Bears
4th Place – Daniel Amberson of Regina Cougars
5th Place – Rob Smith of McMaster Marauders
Men – 61kg
1st Place – Chris McIsaac of Brock Badgers
2nd Place – Elvir Uzunovic of Guelph Gryphons
3rd Place – Melvin Arciaga of Alberta Golden Bears
4th Place – Ayobami Peloula of Saskatchewan Huskies
5th Place – Kevin Leatherdale of Lakehead Thunderwolves
6th Place – Charles Cook of Calgary Dinos
7th Place – David Gillis of UNB Varsity Reds
Women – 51kg
1st Place – Tina McLaren of Brock Badgers
2nd Place – Jade Dufour of Concordia Stingers
3rd Place – Amber Weibe of Regina Cougars
4th Place – Farah Taj of Alberta Pandas
5th Place – Karla Godinez of Fraser Valley Cascades
6th Place – Jessica Bershatsky of Lakehead Thunderwolves
7th Place – Monica Wood of McMaster Marauders