Northwestern wrestling team places fourth
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Feb 17, 2010  |  Vote 0    0

Northwestern wrestling team places fourth

Stratford Gazette

ST. THOMAS - On Friday, Feb. 12, the WOSSAA wrestling trials were held here at Central Elgin with 20 schools and 300 wrestlers taking part.  

Wrestlers, placing in the top six in their weight division, advance to WOSSAA this Friday, Feb. 19 at Westminster high school in London.

Both Huskies' boys and girls teams placed fourth in their respective divisions.

Hayley MacKay won gold at 61 kg.

Silver medals went to Maris Nicklas at 51 kg., Dylan MacDonald at 44 kg., Dylan Tucker at 67.5 kg., and Dennis Tinning at 83 kg.

Bronze medals went to Michelle Jackson at 57.5 kg., Josh Bald at 57.5 kg., and Jennie Ounsamone at 47.5 kg.

Fourth-place finishes went to Cody Robinson, Clayton Pye and Lance Pye.

Fifth-place qualifiers were Andrew Luckhardt and Scott Dobbin.

Sixth-place qualifiers for WOSSAA include Rachael Carcey, Wilmer Auyon and Brandon Coxon.

Other wrestlers wrestling well for Northwestern included: Natalie Phimsavanah, Eric Van Dijk, Taylor Van Coillie, Dylan Robinson, Matt Napiwotzki, Damian McLeod, Steven Strahan and Matt Dobbin.

There were full wrestling practices on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in preparation for weigh-ins Thursday and WOSSAA on Friday, coach Dave Finnie says.

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