Mac wrestlers find success at York


Kevin Barret led the Marauders with a gold-medal performance in the men’s 82kg division, as McMaster’s men’s and women’s wrestling teams both placed third at the York Open on Saturday (Nov. 30).

(Photo: Basia Karpinski/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Basia Karpinski/McMaster Athletics)

The fourth-year wrestler defeated York’s Pavan Dulai to claim the top spot in his class. Aaron Misner was the only other member of the Marauder men’s team to compete on Saturday, placing fifth in the heavyweight 130kg division.

On the women’s side, four Marauders competed and three won medals as McMaster finished third overall. Second-year Monica Wood was the team’s top finisher, claiming silver in the lightweight 48kg division, while Laura Chechalk (51kg) and Delaney Forsyth (59kg) each won bronze. Angelina Sacchetti rounded out McMaster’s results with a fifth-place finish in the 63kg weight class.

The Marauder wrestlers will enjoy a month away from competition for the holidays, before travelling to Regina and Edmonton to compete in tournaments on Jan. 2 and 4 respectively.