Thunderwolves wrestling team adds recruit Jessica Hong

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The Lakehead Thunderwolves wrestling team is happy to announce the signing of Jessica Hong of Ottawa, Ontario.

“We are very excited having Jessica join our program in the Fall,” Thunderwolves coach Francis Clayton says. “She is a natural 49-50kg wrestler, and will give our team depth in the lighter weight classes.”

“I’m happy with my decision to attend Lakehead this Fall and become a Thunderwolf,” Hong says. “It’s a good decision for me; I met a number of team members and coaching staff and I feel really comfortable around them.”

Hong, who currently wrestles with the National Capital Wrestling Club and is currently finishing her final year at Sir Robert Borden High School, is a three-time OFSAA medalist, including two first-place finishes in the last two years, she was the 2018 National Junior Champion, is a four-time provincial champion, and a two-time U17 National medalist. Jessica.

“I believe she has the potential to go as far as she wants in this sport,” National Capital Wrestling Club coach Chris Schrauwen says. “She learns fast, thinks creatively, can follow complex strategies, and is passionate about the sport. She works harder than anybody and will make the Lakehead room better just by being around. It’s going to be really hard for me to say goodbye to her.”

“I can’t go without mentioning the excellent work the National Capital Wrestling Club is doing developing wrestlers like Jessica Hong,” coach Clayton says. “They have a good system and an excellent coaching and support staff. They have wrestlers placing at national tournaments at every level.”

National Capital WC coach Schrauwen has only praise for Hong: “She’s the real deal.”

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