Ottawa athletes finished strong with 13 top six finishes at the OFSAA Wrestling 2019 Championships, which took place from March 1 to March 4 at TD Place.
Ottawa is hosting an unprecedented lineup of major wrestling competitions this season, with the biggest of the bunch coming up Mar. 4-6, when the OFSAA high school provincials come to TD Place arena.
There aren’t many prizes in the wrestling world that Erica Wiebe hasn’t already captured, but one exception is a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships, which in late October she’ll take her shot to claim.
Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.
The May 2018 edition of the Ottawa Sportspage newspaper is now available!
Erica Wiebe was “happy” after winning gold again at the Commonwealth Games.
The 28-year old came to Australia with the expectation of taking 1st place and did just that with a first round pin of Nigeria’s Blessing Onyebuchi in the 76-kg freestyle wrestling finals.
When Ismail Ayyoub moved from Kuwait to Ottawa with his family in February 2013, he had no idea what his future would hold. Fast forward five years: Ayyoub has found his home on the mat, becoming both an OFSAA and national champion in wrestling.