Western Mustang briefs
The men’s and women’s wrestling teams were both in
action this weekend at the Brock Invitational Dual Tournament.
The Mustang women came home with a bronze medal after defeating
McMaster 25-10. Cumberland College of Kentucky won the tournament
after defeating Brock, last year’s national champion.
Western lost to Cumberland in the opening round before defeating
Lakehead, Guelph and McMaster. The women were led by captain Terri
McNutt, who breezed through three straight matches. She recorded
wins by pin and one by technical superiority, along with one win
Other winners for the Mustang women included Katie Wilson, Shannon
Smart, Jen Kryszak and Jill McCallum. McNutt, who is ranked third
in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, will be competing at the Canadian
Olympic trials later in December.
The men’s team placed fifth at the tournament. They upset
the fifth ranked Lakehead Thunderwolves 24-13, their first win
over Lakehead in four years.
The men got wins from rookie Adam Shields, Seth Ross, Tosh Jeffrey,
Jamie Gillman, Scott Swarbreck and Alan Bermingham. The Mustangs
are tied for 10th place in Canada. In other action this weekend,
the men defeated Queen’s 36-6 before losing to Niagara College
23-20 and Guelph 25-19.
Both teams are off until the new year, yet will continue to work
on their conditioning.
The Western Mustangs’ men’s hockey team played a pair
of games in Kingston this weekend against Queen’s University
and Royal Military College. They returned with two impressive wins
and sole possession of first place in the OUA West division.
On Saturday, they defeated Queen’s 8-4. Justin Davis and
Jeff Martin each had three goals for the Mustangs while Mike Rice
and Tom Brown each added one apiece. Mike Stathopoulos chipped
in with three assists.
The team managed to improve on Saturday’s performance with
a 10-0 win over RMC on Sunday. The Mustangs got two goal performances
from Jamie Chamberlain, Jason Davies and Chris Rowan. Jamie Sokolsky,
Jeff Martin, Ryan Held and Steve Benedetti all added singles in
Rowan and Davies each had three assists to go along with their
The victories, combined with Lakehead’s tie against Toronto
and loss to Windsor earlier in the week, give Western sole possession
of first place in the OUA West heading into the Christmas break.