Championships Wrestling

The Brock Badgers wrestling team will be aiming for its seventh straight national title sweep as it hosts the U SPORTS Wrestling Championships this week.

Both the men's and women's teams head into the championships ranked No. 1 in the country, having recently won their fifth and sixth-consecutive provincial titles, respectively, in dominating fashion.

The Badgers' wrestling dynasty has collected 28 national wrestling championships. The men's team has won 19 national banners — including 10 straight from 1998 to 2008, while the women's team has collected nine U SPORTS banners and are in the hunt for their ninth straight title.

The Badgers wrestling program has momentum going into the National Championships with many athletes competing at the Canadian Wrestling Trials in nearby Niagara Falls last December.

The U SPORTS Wrestling Championships – which are being hosted by Brock for the ninth time in men’s competition and sixth for the women, but the first occasion since 2016 – get underway Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.  

A championship schedule and conference by conference previews are available below. Livestreaming coverage is available via subscription on USPORTS.LIVE.  

2020 U SPORTS Wrestling Conference Team Medalists

(Last U SPORTS title / total national tiles)

Click the links below for each conference’s full recap and results.










(2013 / 4)



(2009 / 5)


(2011 / 1)



(2019 / 19)

(1990 / 1)

(1980 / 1)


(2019 / 9)



Saskatchewan Huskies

CW men’s champions

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For the first time since 2015-16 the Saskatchewan Huskies men's wrestling team are the best in the west after they finished first at the Canada West Championship, hosted in Calgary on Feb. 9.   

After finishing second by just one point last year, the men took care of business in 2020 by racking up 43 points to finish five clear of the Alberta Golden Bears. 

Ayobami Peluola (65 kg), Carson Lee (82 kg), Hunter Lee (90 kg) and Jacob Phillips (120 kg) all went undefeated to claim gold medals in their respective weight classes. 

Two other trophies will also be making the trip back to Saskatoon with the Huskies after Carson Lee was named the male Rookie of the Year and Daniel Olver won Coach of the Year honours. 

The men’s top wrestler was Fraser Valley’s Amarvir Atwall, who came out on top of a tough field in the 76 kg weight class. Atwall defeated Alberta’s Myles Kent by fall in the third round to win the gold medal, with Kent taking silver.

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Calgary Dinos

CW women’s champions

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With five gold medals in eight weight classes, the Calgary Dinos women returned to the top of the Canada West wrestling world with their record 11th conference championship.

Led by a pair of rookies in Grace Lew (51 kg) and Ellise Daynes (67 kg), the Dinos also got big performances from Miki Rowbottom (63 kg), Amy Bellavia (59 kg), and Grace Chambers (55 kg) to edge the Saskatchewan Huskies by four points, 36 to 32, to win their first conference team title since 2016. 

Lew was also a double winner of individual awards, earning both Rookie of the Year and Student-Athlete community service honours. The men's student-athlete award also went to the host Dinos, with 100 kg silver medallist Steven Sheppard accepting the honour.

Alberta’s Hayley Heffel earned female Outstanding Wrestler honours for her gold-medal performance in the 72 kg division. Heffel dominated her two opponents, winning both matches via technical superiority.

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Brock Badgers

OUA champions

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For a fifth straight year on the men's side, and a sixth consecutive year on the women's side, the Brock Badgers took home the team titles at the OUA Wrestling Championships, with Brock wrestlers claiming 10 of the 19 gold medals handed out.

While Brock ran away with team titles on both the men’s and women’s sides, the rest of the OUA was well-represented in the conference’s major award winners. McMaster’s Ben Zahra took home the Outstanding Male Wrestler award following his gold medal run in the men’s 76 kg, while Madison Parks from the Western Mustangs was named the Outstanding Female Wrestler after an undefeated run in the women’s 51 kg weight class.


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Time (ET)

Time (PT)


Friday, Feb. 21

Round 1

10 a.m.

7 a.m.


Round 2

1 p.m.

10 a.m.

Round 3

3:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

5th/7th Place matches

10 a.m.

7 a.m.

Bronze matches

12 p.m.

9 a.m.

Gold matches

2 p.m.

11 a.m.

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