Wiebe’s sr. gold leads capital’s trio of national champs
Updated On: April 13, 2013
Erica Wiebe had to win, but there was more to it than that. As she stepped onto the mat, the task before her was daunting but simple. Pin her opponent and she’d be the Canadian champion in the 72kg weight class
Trivia night to support nationals-bound wrestlers
Created On: March 28, 2013
The National Capital Wrestling Club will hold a trivia night fundraiser on Friday, March 29 in support of its athletes headed to the April 4-7 cadet/juvevile national championships.
High school wrestling grapples with new challenges
Created On: March 21, 2013
Ottawa has never been seen as a real hotspot for high school wrestling. The public school teachers’ job action cut participation by a third or more this year. And last month, the International Olympic Committee blindsided the sport with possible exclusion from the 2020 Games.
Torch lit for 2013 Canada Summer Games in Ottawa, local wrestler claims Games berth next day
Created On: February 11, 2013
Tsunami Academy wrestler Theresa El-Lati won a gold medal in the juvenile girls' 65 kg provincial title at the Ontario championships Feb. 2-3 in St. Catharines.
World university bronze for Ottawa wrestler
Created On: October 14, 2012
Former National Capital Wrestling Club member Ilya Abelev won a bronze medal at the 2012 FISU World University Championships on Oct. 2 in Finland. The University of Western Ontario student competed in the men's 66 kg event.
Updated On: September 18, 2012
Two Ottawa wrestlers recently competed at world championships – Augusta Eve of the National Capital Wrestling Club placed fifth in the 40 kg division at the cadet worlds, while Western Mustang and NCWC grad Ilya Abelev placed 11th at the junior worlds.
Pan Am wrestling gold first, judo next for Macfadyen
Updated On: August 14, 2012
It's been a standout summer on the mats for Torin Macfadyen – whether that’s competing in judo for the Takahashi Dojo or in wrestling for Tsunami Academy.
Paguaga rises back
Updated On: May 9, 2012
Entering as an independent after splitting with her Tsunami Academy club, Alejandra Paguaga lost in the national final of the juvenile 56 kg division, but bounced back the next day to win the Canadian team trials and earn her second consecutive trip to the cadet world championships.
Gold aplenty for local Ontario Winter Games athletes
Updated On: April 9, 2012
Ottawa athletes enjoyed tons of success at March’s Ontario Winter Games in Collingwood, with synchronized swimming 13-15 figures champion Kiera Hughes and 54-kilogram wrestling champ Torin MacFadyen earning two of many gold medals.
Ottawa wrestlers rule the nation
Updated On: April 9, 2012
Several Ottawa grapplers distinguished themselves on the mats recently, led by Ilya Abelev, who won the 66-kilogram class at the junior national wrestling championships and was the outstanding wrestler at the OUA championships en route to a university national title for the Western Ontario Mustangs.