Mac wrestlers pin down medals


The McMaster wrestling team had a successful weekend at two separate events, with half the team competing at the Western Invitational, and others participating at the Canadian Junior Nationals. Stoney Creek natives Ryan Blake and Chris Garneau and Hagersville’s Aaron Misner took home gold at their respective meets.

In the 72kg weight class, Blake was victorious. Joining Blake at the Western Invitational with some favourable results included a second place finish for Sean House (Hagersville) in the 90kg weight class, a bronze medal for Jordan Creavalle (Richmond Hill) at 76kg and Kevin Hsu (Scarborough) took fifth place in the same weight class.

At the Junior Provincials, Garneau was golden in a group made up of some Ontario high school champions in the 66kg weight class. Also finishing first in his weight class was Misner at 120kg.

Jason Buckle (Hamilton) took home silver in the 55kg category and Eric Steffler (Tottenham) won bronze in the 84kg weight class.

The Marauders are gearing up for the Ontario University Athletics championships as hosts on Feb. 11.