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T Bay’s Emma Harja the Latest Wrestling Recruit

Aug 16 | News, Wrestling

Wrestling coach Francis Clayton has added another name to the list of recruits in 2016, the latest being Emma Harja, of Thunder Bay and Superior CVI. (Below: Sophomore Dana Campbell welcomes Emma Harja to the Thunderwolves) “Francis was a huge help in making my decision to come to Lakehead,” explains Harja. “On…

Coach Clayton Adds Rugged Recruit: McKenzie Hall

Jun 2 | News, Wrestling

Coach Francis Clayton of Lakehead’s wrestling program counts hard work, heart, and toughness among the list of traits that define his recruiting class of 2016. The latest recruit to the women’s program, McKenzie Hall, is no exception. Hailing from from New Hamburg, Ontario (a short drive from Kitchener), McKenzie Hall is a…

Thunder Bay’s Casey Turner Joins Thunderwolves

Apr 28 | News, Wrestling

With the help of the local wrestling community, Lakehead Coach Francis Clayton continues to bolster his line-up for the 2016-17 season with homegrown student athletes.   The latest addition is Casey Turner, of Churchill High School, who has benefitted from the network of Lakehead alumni who continue to grow the sport in…

Wrestler Madison Clayton Joins Father at Lakehead

Apr 7 | News, Wrestling

The next generation of the Clayton family officially became a member of the Thunderwolf family on Thursday, with the commitment of Madison Clayton, from Hammarskjold High, to Lakehead University Wrestling. “It feels good,” says Madison about making her commitment to Lakehead official. “The wrestling team is a group of nice people and…

Marco Palermo Commits to Lakehead Wrestling

Mar 24 | News, Wrestling

Lakehead wrestling head coach Francis Clayton joined with others in the wrestling community on Thursday afternoon to announce the commitment of Marco Palermo to the Thunderwolves wrestling program. Palermo, a four-time OFSAA champion and student of St. Pat’s High in Thunder Bay, said his choice to stay at home and wrestle for…

Horner, Dayler and Waltner to Wrestle at CIS

Feb 24 | News, Wrestling

Lakehead wrestling will have three athletes at the CIS tournament this weekend in St Catharines, hosted by the Brock Badgers. The Thunderwolves will be represented by Emma Horner (59kg, above right) and Kelsey Dayler (67kg, above centre) on the women’s side, while Chris Waltner (57kg, above left) is the lone representative from…

Lakehead Wrestling Heads to OUA’s

Feb 10 | News, Wrestling

The OUA Wrestling Championships happen this Saturday in Sault Ste Marie, hosted by Algoma University. The Lakehead Thunderwolves are sending a dozen wrestlers to test their strength and tact on the mat against the best of the OUA, including the reigning CIS champs from Brock. The top three wrestlers from each respective…

Wrestlers Take on Brock Open

Jan 7 | News, Wrestling

Lakehead wrestling is sending 12 athletes to compete in the Brock Open, taking place this Saturday in St Catharines. It will be a critical test of conditioning after the December exam break, and one of 2 remaining chances for the ‘Wolves to compete in tournament action before OUA’s on Feb 12. Emma…


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