Supplied by Algoma University…
(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – February 12, 2018): The Algoma wrestlers are returning to Sault Ste. Marie today with a collection of hardware after four student-athletes medaled at the OUA Wrestling Championships in St. Catharines, Ontario. Natasha Doroodian, Bryce Davis, Broderick Collison, and Riley Tubaro podiumed at the provincial competition yesterday.

Having medaled at the provincial level, Doroodian, Davis, Collison, and Tubaro will now compete at the national competition, the U Sports Wrestling Championship, being held at the George Leach Centre from February 23 – 24.

“The coaching staff at Algoma University couldn’t be more proud of these young Thunderbirds,” said Head Coach Trevor Manchester. “This team has continued to get better and better as the year progressed. Having four wrestlers qualify for the U Sports Championships is a huge accomplishment, and will have a large impact on the development and continued growth of our program.”

Local student-athlete Natasha Doroodian earned her second OUA silver medal for the Thunderbirds. Competing in the women’s 63-kilogram class, Doroodian fell to Jessica Brouillette of Brock University in the gold medal match. She went 3-1 on the mats.

“I feel really good about my results today. Not competing for the last couple of seasons has really let me realize how much love I have for this sport and how much I missed the competition. Having two knee surgeries in the past two seasons set me back in my development, but I am excited for competing in front of a home crowd in two weeks,” said Doroodian.

Collison earned a silver medal in the men’s 54-kilogram. From Windsor, Ontario, Collison went 3-1 on the mats, losing his only match to Vidran Thanarajah of McMaster University.

“Taking home the first OUA men’s medal in the history of Algoma University is an accomplishment that I am very proud of. The help and support from the athletes competing, and not competing, has helped to push me to where I ended up. Good support overall and a positive attitude were also a major factor,” said Collison.

Davis also earned a silver medal for the Thunderbirds. From Fenton, Michigan, Davis went 2-1 on the mats, falling only to gold medalist Matt Jagas of Brock University.

“I think that I have made big strides from where I was one year ago. Technically, I am a much smarter wrestler. I am ready to finish this season off strong at Algoma and continue training hard this offseason,” said Davis.

Rounding out the medaling student-athletes for Algoma is first-year student-athlete Riley Tubaro. Tubaro earned a bronze medal in the women’s 51-kilogram. From Windsor, Ontario, Tubaro finished 3-1 on the mats, winning her bronze medal match over Rachel Cowey of the University of Guelph.

“I am happy with my performance as a first year, especially meeting my goal of qualifying for the USports National Championships. I am extremely thankful for the support system of my teammates and coaches. I am really excited for the future of our small, but growing team. I think that our results today showed that we can compete with the other programs across the OUA.”

Also competing for the Thunderbirds were Skyler Perron, Noodin Shawanda, Jordan Campioni, and Stephen Kreyenbuhl. Perron earned 6th in the women’s 59-kilogram. Shawanda earned 6th in the men’s 61-kilogram, Campioni earned 6th in the men’s 82-kilogram, and Kreyenbuhl earned fourth in the men’s 100-kilogram.

Full results from the OUA Wrestling Championships follows.

Women’s Team Points
Brock University – 78
Lakehead University- 42
University of Guelph – 33
University of Western Ontario – 26
McMaster University – 20
York University -19
Algoma University – 17
Queen’s University – 13
Ryerson University – 2

Men’s Team Points
Brock University – 104
McMaster University -63
University of Guelph- 55
York University-40
Lakehead University – 39
University of Western Ontario — 39
Algoma University -27
Queen’s University -15
University of Toronto – 1

Men – 54KG
1st Place – Vidran Thanarajah of McMaster
2nd Place – Brody Collison of Algoma
3rd Place – Kingston Wong of Brock
4th Place – Kevin Voung of York
5th Place – Sam Lockie of Lakehead

Men – 57KG
1st Place – Sam Jagas of Brock
2nd Place – Marco Palermo of Lakehead
3rd Place – Oren Fumanov of Guelph
4th Place – Shevonne Witter-Watts of York
5th Place – Chris Nikolaou of Western
6th Place – Devon Delaharpe of McMaster

Men – 61KG
1st Place – Lingrit Sadiku of Brock
2nd Place – Elvir Uzunovic of Guelph
3rd Place – Kevin Leatherdale of Lakehead
4th Place – Kais Al-Khaldi of McMaster
5th Place – Joshua Malu of York
6th Place – Noodin Shawanda of Algoma
7th Place – Greg Clark of Western
8th Place – William Wang of U of Toronto

Men – 65KG
1st Place – Mizam Tamaradze of Brock
2nd Place – Connor Quinton of McMaster
3rd Place – Peter Shannon of Queens
4th Place – Steven Powell-Chambers of Lakehead
5th Place – Jonathan Molloy of York
6th Place – Lauchlin MacDonald of Western

Men – 68KG
1st Place – Matt Jagas of Brock
2nd Place – Bryce Davis of Algoma
3rd Place – Gurpreet Ghuman of McMaster
4th Place – Brad Bergin of Queens
5th Place – Nashane Ralph of York
6th Place – Jaber Husiny of Guelph

Men – 72KG
1st Place – Cruiz Manning of Brock
2nd Place – Alexander Chaves of Guelph
3rd Place – Caleb Rutner of Western
4th Place – Jesse Leach of Lakehead
5th Place – Jasman Gill of York

Men – 76KG
1st Place – Tyler Rowe of Brock
2nd Place – Ben Zahra of McMaster
3rd Place – Brayden Ambo of Western
4th Place – Mustafa Shah of York

Men – 82KG
1st Place – Ty Bridgewater of Brock
2nd Place – Daniel Humphrey of Guelph
3rd Place – Peter Shirley of McMaster
4th Place – Jackson Browning of Western
5th Place – Michael Tremblay of Queens
6th Place – Jordan Campioni of Algoma

Men – 90KG
1st Place – Clayton Pye of Brock
2nd Place – Jacob Luczak of Lakehead
3rd Place – Simon Chaves of Guelph
4th Place – Arjun Sahota of Western
5th Place – Ihsan Atilan of York
6th Place – Will Layman of McMaster

Men – 100KG
1st Place – Job Reinhart of Guelph
2nd Place – Ignatius Pitt of Brock
3rd Place – Scott MacLellan of McMaster
4th Place – Stephen Kreyenbuhl of Algoma
5th Place – Kevin Marshall of Western
6th Place – Ryan Barney of Lakehead

Men – 120KG
1st Place – Richard DesChâtelets of Brock
2nd Place – Ameen Aghamirian of McMaster
3rd Place – Gabriel Laplante of Guelph
4th Place – Peter Nandi Tsarev of York
5th Place – Anthony Parker of Western

Women – 48KG
1st Place – Samantha Romano of Brock
2nd Place – Christine Grafe of Western
3rd Place – Cassandra Rufenach of McMaster
4th Place – Ally Zhang of Queens

Women – 51KG
1st Place – Kristina McLaren of Brock
2nd Place – Jessica Bershatsky of Lakehead
3rd Place – Riley Tubaro of Algoma
4th Place – Racheal Cowey of Guelph
5th Place – Megan Abel of Queens
6th Place – Kassandra Young of McMaster
7th Place – Christine Chan of York

Women – 55KG
1st Place – Emily Schaefer of Brock
2nd Place – Chelsey Sicard of Guelph
3rd Place – Jenna Leslie of McMaster
4th Place – Sydney Woodhouse of Lakehead

Women – 59KG
1st Place – Hannah Taylor of Brock
2nd Place – Alexandria Town of York
3rd Place – Hannah Little of Guelph
4th Place – Madison Clayton of Lakehead
5th Place – Karly Kudrinko of Queens
6th Place – Skyler Perron of Algoma
7th Place – Raquel Vengroff of Ryerson
8th Place – Racheal Gibson of Western

Women – 63KG
1st Place – Jessica Brouillette of Brock
2nd Place – Natasha Doroodian of Algoma
3rd Place – Michalia Walls of Western
4th Place – Joelle VanderSlagt of McMaster
5th Place – Natalie Rygielski of Guelph
6th Place – Tayna Romeiro of York
7th Place – McKenzie Hall of Lakehead

Women – 67KG
1st Place – Indira Moores of Brock
2nd Place – Casey Turner of Lakehead
3rd Place – Olivia Cirillo of Western

Women – 72KG
1st Place – Skylar Grote of Brock
2nd Place – Ashley Gravelle of Lakehead
3rd Place – Christelle Lans of York
4th Place – Jessica Ly of Western

Women – 82KG
1st Place – Gracelynn Doogan of Guelph
2nd Place – Darrion Sterling of Brock
3rd Place – Dana Campbell of Lakehead