Winning a bronze medal at her first Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championship earned Nicole Roach McMaster Marauders Female Athlete of the Week.
Roach claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 59-kilogram weight class. The first-year native of Orillia stepped up her performance at the nationals, after winning bronze at the Ontario University Athletics tournament two weeks ago.
Roach won two of her three preliminary CIS matches to advance to the bronze medal match, including a win over OUA champion Laurel Knowles from Lakehead in the final match of the opening day.
In the bronze medal match, she defeated Calgary’s Jesse Seida, 3-0, in the final round to grab the medal.
Roach’s CIS bronze was the top OUA performance in the 59-KG class, in front of Lakehead’s Knowles and Western’s Andrea Wakelin, who had finished ahead of her at the provincial finals.