Ottawa natives Evan MacDonald and Erica Wiebe competed at the Sept. 16-22 FILA wrestling world championships in Hungary, competing in the 74 kg men's and 72 kg women's classes respectively.
Wrestler wins Pan Am cadet bronze
Updated On: September 9, 2013
Ottawa's Augusta Eve brought home a bronze medal from the Aug. 8-11 Pan American cadet wrestling championships in Colombia.
Wrestler’s transformation into feared national competitor complete
Updated On: August 5, 2013
Theresa El-Lati’s Canada Summer Games wrestling trials may have ended with a black eye, but the Louis-Riel high school student took home much more than that. She’d won the tournament nonetheless to earn a Canada Summer Games berth, which made her the first wrestler from east of Toronto to ever claim a spot on Team Ontario.
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.