Volume 96, Issue 79
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

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Purple Pipe: Terri McNutt
 
Niru Somayajula/Gazette
SHE'S A LEAN, MEAN, FIGHTING MACHINE. Western wrestler Terri McNutt won the Purple Pipe for kicking some ass on the wrestling mat.

The Purple Pipe is especially frightened this week, in lieu of its current holder. Female wrestler Terri McNutt destroyed Queen's University wrestler Alisa Overend in the final of the Ontario University Athletics Championships 53 kg weight class at McMaster University this past weekend.

But even with the trepidation, the Pipe could not overlook McNutt's excellence at the championships. McNutt "overend"ed Alisa with a double-leg lift throw and eventually came away with a victorious margin of 12-0.

In the preliminary rounds, McNutt defeated Courtney Lafond from Brock University and Lisa Fisher from the University of Guelph by technical superiority (10 point difference).

The results were instrumental in leading the Mustangs to a third place team finish, and vaulted McNutt to the Canadian Interuniversity Championships at Brock in St. Catharines held Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Joining her will be teammate Tena Dardic, who finished third.

Medals are nothing new to McNutt. The second-year nursing student also grabbed gold at the Toronto Open in the 51 kg weight class and settled for silver in the 53 kg weight class at the Queen's Open.

Honourable mention must go out to the women's curling team who brought the OUA gold medal home to London.

– Jordan Bell

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