McNutt grabs silver
In wrestling action this past weekend, the Western
Mustangs travelled to Brock University to compete in the 2004 Canadian
Interuniversity Sport championships. The Western women’s
team finished fifth overall, while the men placed 12th.
Ontario University Athletics champion Terri McNutt came close
to becoming a national champion as well but lost a close gold medal
match in overtime. She was forced to settle for silver after falling
to Sarah White of Simon Fraser University.
The Western women had a number of other impressive finishes from
their grapplers. Laura Skopelianos finished fifth overall in the
48 kg category. Jill McCallum also finished fifth in the 65 kg
category, while Sarah Gil finished sixth in 61 kg.
The men’s side was unable to match the success of the women’s
squad, but still turned in a good team result and impressive individual
efforts. They capped their impressive season by finishing in 12th
place, led by Jamie Gillman and Seth Ross.
Gillman finished in fifth spot in the men’s 72 kg weight
class, while Ross finished sixth in the 57 kg category.
Overall, it was a very successful championship for the Mustangs
which concluded their impressive season. The meet also featured
Canadian Olympic champion Daniel Igali.
He defeated Zoltan Hunyady in the 74 kg class to earn a spot on
the 2004 Olympic team.