Marauders move on national rankings


The McMaster men’s wrestling team moved up three places in the Jan. 15 edition of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s top ten, while the men’s volleyball squad moved back into the No. 2 slot after two weekend wins at home preserved their unbeaten conference record.

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The Marauder wrestlers enjoyed a successful meet at Brock to reopen their schedules following the holiday break, led by reigning CIS Rookie of the Year Jason Buckle, who won gold in the 61-kilogram weight class.

Andrew Sinclair claimed bronze for McMaster, while Nicole D’Angelo won silver in the women’s 55-kilogram class after losing to the reigning CIS Champion.

Nicole Mazara won bronze in the 51-kilogram class.

That showing was enough to give the McMaster men a considerable boost in the national standings – from No. 5 to No. 2 – while the women dropped one place No. 9.

Meanwhile, McMaster’s men’s volleyball team improved its spotless conference record to 11-0 to edge ahead of Trinity Western and into the No. 2 slot in the CIS rankings. The Marauders dealt defeats to the University of Toronto (3-0) and Ryerson (3-2) over the course of a weekend double-header at the Burridge Gym.

McMaster’s swim teams both dropped from eighth-place ties to possession of the No. 9 spots after hosting a dual meet against the University of Toronto at the Ivor Wynne Centre.

MEN’S WRESTLING

(previous rankings)

1. Alberta (2)
2. McMaster (5)
T3. Concordia (1)
T3. Western (3)
5. Brock (6)
6. Guelph (7)
T7. Regina (4)
T7. UNB (NR)
9. Saskatchewan (8)
10. Lakehead (9)

WOMEN’S WRESTLING

(previous rankings)

1. Brock (1)
2. Alberta (2)
T3. Regina (4)
T3. Calgary (9)
5. Western (7)
6. Saskatchewan (3)
7. Lakehead (5)
8. Concordia (6)
9. McMaster (8)
10. UNB (NR)

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (previous rankings)

1. Alberta (14-0) / (1)
2. McMaster (11-0) / (3)
3. Trinity Western (11-3) / (2)
4. Laval (11-0) / (T4)
5. Brandon (10-4) / (7)
6. Manitoba (8-6) / (T4)
7. UBC (9-5) / (6)
8. Saskatchewan (9-5) / (8)

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. UBC 545 points / (1)
2. Toronto 369 / (2)
3. Calgary 301 / (3)
4. Montreal 286 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 268 / (5)
6. Alberta 218 / (6)
7. UQTR 179 / (7)
8. McGill 169 / (9)
9. McMaster 166 / (8)
10. Guelph 118 / (10)

MEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Toronto 539 points / (1)
2. Alberta 323 / (2)
3. UBC 301 / (3)
4. Laval 256 / (4)
5. Calgary 221 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 195 / (6)
7. Victoria 178 / (7)
8. McGill 173 / (T8)
9. McMaster 160 / (T8)
10. Lethbridge 116 / (10)