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Author: Hugh Mullally
Lakehead’s younger group of wrestlers competed at the Ontario junior championships (U20) on Saturday, with two of five Thunderwolves making their way onto the podium.
Mandy Toope grabbed the gold medal in the 82kg division, while Gabrielle Fairhurst won the bronze medal in the 63kg division.
“This tournament is great to see how the wrestlers compare to other wrestlers their own age,” said assistant coach Dustin Helwig. “It was a very competitive day for the men, and I see them improving every tournament.”
U20 Thunderwolves @ Junior Provincials:
Kevin Leatherdale 60kg
Drew Anderson 84kg
Heather Brousseau 72kg
Gabrielle Fairhurst 63kg
Mandy Toope 82kg
Lakehead wrestlers is preparing for OUA’s, which will be hosted in Sudbury in two weeks. Top three in each division at OUA’s qualify to compete at the CIS Championship.