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Ottawa-bred wrestler completes perfect career university record

Updated On: March 2, 2017
University of New Brunswick wrestler Ilya Abelev joined select company as one of the few athletes to win a fifth-career Canadian university title by capturing the men’s 72 kg division at the Feb. 24-26 nationals in Winnipeg.

Derek Kossatz, Sport Chair – Wrestling

Updated On: February 21, 2017
Derek Kossatz, Ottawa 2021’s sport chair for wrestling, says hosting the Games would be life-changing for the competitors and that Ottawa’s legacy for amateur sports would be “fantastic” should the bid be successful.

Ottawa Sportspage cover story: Bring us the Games!

Created On: February 3, 2017
Diverse members of local sports community unite behind Ottawa’s bid to host 2021 Canada Summer Games

Wrestling the one constant as former Syrian champ brings his family through Jordanian refugee camp to Ottawa

Updated On: February 3, 2017
On a crisp January evening inside Gym C of St. Patrick Catholic High School, whistles blow, wrestlers slam onto yellow mats, and coaches overlook the action, providing encouragement and tips. One of these coaches is Mohammed Al-Akrad.

Host National Capital club dominates tournament

Updated On: February 3, 2017
A total of 182 athletes participated in the 13th-annual National Capital Wrestling Festival on Jan. 14 at Maurice-Lapointe high school in Kanata. National capital wrestlers combined to give the host club a combined record of 50 wins and 20 losses in their matches.

Olympic wrestling champ savours singing O Canada

Created On: September 7, 2016
Erica Wiebe’s Olympics started and ended the same way: singing O Canada. Canadians from coast to coast watched the 27-year-old wrestler from Stittsville sing our national anthem from the top of the podium in Rio, but first came a more intimate rendition.

Wrestler Wiebe wins Ottawa’s 1st Summer Olympic gold in 20 years

Updated On: August 18, 2016
Stittsville wrestler Erica Wiebe became Ottawa’s first summer Olympic champion since Glenroy Gilbert’s 4x100 m relay title at the Atlanta 1996 Games on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.

Ottawa at the Olympics profile – Erica Wiebe (wrestling)

Updated On: August 1, 2016
Mom matches wrestling podium contender’s dedication

Wrestler falls to fellow Canadian early at Cadet Pan Ams

Updated On: August 1, 2016
National Capital Wrestling Club athlete Devan Larkin lost to fellow Canadian and eventual bronze medallist Adam Scott in his opening match of the men’s 69 kg division at the July 1-3 Cadet Pan Am Wrestling Championships in Peru.

Wrestler Wiebe victorious in Olympic tune-up

Updated On: July 3, 2016
Fresh off a successful fundraising event back home in Ottawa, Rio 2016 Olympian-to-be Erica Wiebe added another title to her collection with a victory in the women’s 75 kg division at the June 24 Canada Cup wrestling tournament in Guelph.

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