Rookie Buckle takes wrestling honour

Two Marauders received major awards at the 2012 Ontario University Athletics wrestling championships that took place in McMaster’s Burridge Gymnasium on Saturday (Feb. 11).

Rookie Jason Buckle’s successful season earned him the OUA’s wrestling rookie of the year. This season, Buckle has been successful at a number of meets leading up to the OUA championships. Over the weekend, the rookie delivered again for the Marauders, taking home gold in the 57kg weight class over Brock’s Tim Clement.

Nicole Mazara was also honoured for McMaster. The women’s wrestling team member won the Community Service Award, following in the footsteps of Kevin MacLellan who won the men’s award for McMaster last season.

Brock Badgers’ coach Marty Calder was named the women’s team coach of the year and Clement won the male community service award.