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The Lakehead wrestlers had a successful day at McMaster University as they competed in the OUA Championships.
First-year Marco Palermo finished the day off winning first in his weight class, defeating McMaster’s Rob Smith in a 10-0 technical fall. Palermo also received Rookie of the year for his outstanding success this season.
Jessica Bershatsky and Kevin Leatherdale both placed 3rd in the 51kg and 61kg. Madison Clayton placed 4th, losing a close 4 – 2 match against her McMaster opponent. Cole Bour also placed 4th in the 68kg class.
Marco Palermo, Jessica Bershatsky and Kevin Leatherdale all qualified to compete at the U Sports Championship later this month. The U Sports Championship will take place on February 24 at the University of Winnipeg.
McKenzie Hall 5th 55kg
Madison Clayton 4th 59kg
Jessica Bershatsky 3rd 51kg th
Marco Palermo 1st 54kg OUA Male Rookie of the Year
Kevin Leartherdale 3rd 61kg
Jayden Murray 8th 65kg
Tristen Thibault 6th 120kg
Tyler Ashurst 5th 76kg
Mark Brousseau 6th 72kg
Cole bour 4th 68kg