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Host Badgers lead the way after Day One

U SPORTS Staff

ST. CATHARINES, ON - The Brock University men's and women's wrestling team dominated Day One at the 2016 CIS Wrestling Championships.

The Badgers posted a remarkable 39-3 overall record sending 15 of 18 wrestlers to the gold medal matches Saturday.

10 wrestlers will defend their CIS individual titles from a year ago. Brock's Carlene Sluberski, Indira Moores and Jessica Brouillette, along with Alison Carrow (Guelph), Holly Ellsworth-Clark (Calgary), Josh Bodnarchuk (Saskatchewan), Michael Asselstine (Alberta), Ahmed Shamiya (McMaster), Grayson St. Laurent (UNB) and Finn Higgins (Winnipeg).

The Golden Bears Asselstine won in the final seconds of two of his matches on Friday. Saturday, he will look to become the first male wrestler to be selected as the CIS Most Outstanding wrestler three consecutive seasons.

The Brock women will also look to become the first women's team to capture five consecutive CIS national titles. Brock (2011-15) and Simon Fraser (2002-06) both raised the banner four consecutive years.

Brock captain, Olivia Di Bacco also closes in on history, as she looks to become the first women's wrestler to lead her team to five straight CIS national championships.

Day Two begins at 11am with the bronze medal matches through to 8th place. The gold medal matches will start at 2:30 pm followed by the medal presentations.

All the matches on Saturday can be watched live on cis-sic.tv.