Women’s Wrestling News

U SPORTS proudly announces that the University of Guelph will host the 2024 men’s and women’s wrestling championships on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

“U SPORTS is pleased to bring our wrestling championships back to Guelph for the first time in 25 years,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U SPORTS Chief Sport Officer. “The University of Guelph has a long and storied history of wrestling, having hosted the inaugural SPORTS men’s wrestling championship 51 years ago and the first women’s championship 25 years ago. We’re excited to be returning to our roots in 2024.”

This will be the sixth time the University of Guelph hosts a U SPORTS wrestling championship, having hosted the men’s event on five previous occasions (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1999) and the inaugural women’s championship in 1999.  The Gryphons have won three U SPORTS team titles, all on the men’s side with the most recent coming in the 1982-83 season when Ken Bradford was named the Outstanding U SPORTS wrestler of the year. The U of G wrestling program has developed 47 first-team All-Canadians since 1980, including three-time All-Canadian Tara Hedican, who was twice named the U SPORTS female wrestler of the year (2002, 2003).

“We are excited and honoured that we have been selected to host the U SPORTS Wrestling Championships, and we are thrilled that we will be welcoming the country's best wrestlers to our outstanding facility,” said Scott McRoberts, University of Guelph director of athletics. “The tournament committee and our department are dedicated to ensuring an unforgettable championship experience for all competitors.”  

Weigh-ins for the tournaments are on Friday, March 1. The entire tournament will be on Saturday, March 2, at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and broadcast on CBC Sports’ digital platforms.