Men’s Wrestling News

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Men's Wrestling Player of the Week: Nicholas Hooper, Calgary

  • Weight class: 76kg
  • Hometown: Cochrane, Alta
  • Year of eligibility: 1st
  • Academic program: Business

Nicholas Hooper, a first-year wrestler for the Calgary Dinos, got his varsity career off to a perfect start, winning 15-5 in a dual against Saskatchewan. Later in the weekend, Hooper won gold at the Dinos Invitational in the 76-kg class, Emmanual Olapade (a 2022 PanAm Championships gold medallist) in the final with a score of 8-4 outscoring opponents. Altogether, he outscored his opponents with a cumulative score of 53-9.

Women's Wrestling Player of the Week: Lilah Fraser, Algoma

  • Position: 83kg
  • Hometown: Renfrew, Ontario
  • Year of eligibility: 2nd
  • Academic program: History

Lilah Fraser, second year wrestler for the Algoma Thunderbirds, placed first at women’s 83kg at McMaster open. Fraser had three wins, all by fall. On the way to a gold medal, Lilah defeated last year’s U SPORTS bronze medallist as well as the 6th place finisher from last year's championships at this weight class.