Men’s Wrestling News

The Brock Badgers swept the men’s and women’s team titles at the 2024 U SPORTS Wrestling Championships, held on Saturday, March 1 in Guelph. The national championship event adopted a one-day format for the 2024 edition, with the University of Guelph serving as host of the U SPORTS Wrestling Championships for the sixth time in school history, and first time since 1999. The Brock Badgers men’s and women’s wrestlers combined to claim 16 medals on the day (8 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze) en route to securing an 11th national title on the women’s side, and the 22nd national title in program history on the men’s side. For the Brock men, it marked a 9th consecutive U SPORTS title, while the Brock women have now claimed 10 of the last 11 U SPORTS banners.

The University of Alberta finished 2nd in both the men’s and women’s final team standings, while the McMaster men and Saskatchewan women rounded out the podium. In total, 158 student-athletes representing 17 different universities from across the country made their way to the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre for a full day of U SPORTS wrestling action. A pair of McMaster Marauders student-athletes swept the Outstanding Wrestler of the Year awards, with Serena Di Bennedetto (gold, women’s 53kg) and Gregor McNeil (gold, men’s 68kg) earning the national honours. See below for a full list of major award winners, as well as a complete list of medalists from the 2024 U SPORTS Wrestling Championships.

Men’s Medalists at the 2024 U SPORTS Wrestling Championships

57kg

  • Gold – Treye Trotman (Western)
  • Silver – Tristan Cako (Guelph)
  • Bronze – Talon Hird (Alberta)

61kg

  • Gold – Garette Saunders (Brock)
  • Silver – Francesco Fortino (Toronto)
  • Bronze – Blayne Helou (McMaster)

65kg

  • Gold – Nicolae Gandrabura (Brock)
  • Silver – Declan Papadopoulos (TMU)
  • Bronze – Gavin Eldridge (Western)

68kg

  • Gold – Gregor McNeil (McMaster)
  • Silver – Gabriel Blanchette (Brock)
  • Bronze – Prosper Ademoye (Calgary)

72kg

  • Gold – Bobby Narwal (Brock)
  • Silver – Yann Heymug (Concordia)
  • Bronze – Elias Wile (Alberta)

76kg

  • Gold – Nick Hooper (Calgary)
  • Silver – Max Budgey (Brock)
  • Bronze – Caius Hargbridge (Guelph)

82kg

  • Gold – Isaiah Springer (Alberta)
  • Silver – Judah Arthurs (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Irman Kang (McMaster)

90kg

  • Gold – Taran Goring (Alberta)
  • Silver – Yazden Farokhizad (Brock)
  • Bronze – Howard Moffatt (McMaster)

100kg

  • Gold – Callum Knox (Brock)
  • Silver – Aidan Stevenson (Alberta)
  • Bronze – Peter Shirley (McMaster)

125kg

  • Gold – Roger Li (Brock)
  • Silver – Karanveer Mahil (McMaster)
  • Bronze – Mitchel Schechinger (Guelph)

Women’s Medalists at the 2024 U SPORTS Wrestling Championships

50kg

  • Gold – Francesca Lo Greco (Brock)
  • Silver – Abby Wolff (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Kelyn Young (Guelph)

53kg

  • Gold – Serena Di Benedetto (McMaster)
  • Silver – Sierra Mullin (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Brooklyn Brown (Brock)

56kg

  • Gold – Mia Friesen (Brock)
  • Silver – SueAnne Harms (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Annika Fines (Calgary)

59kg

  • Gold – Gabriella Cross (Calgary)
  • Silver – Caitlin Clatney (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Michaela Rankin (Brock)

62kg

  • Gold – Jolie Brisco (Concordia)
  • Silver – Olivia Lichti (McMaster)
  • Bronze – Jonelle Clarke (Western)

65kg

  • Gold – Ella Doornaert (Western)
  • Silver – Maria Sawiak (Alberta)
  • Bronze – Angelina Ellis-Toddington (Calgary)

68kg

  • Gold – Aleah Nickel (Alberta)
  • Silver – Jessica Tillmanns (Brock)
  • Bronze – Ellise Daynes (Calgary)

72kg

  • Gold – Vianne Rouleau (Alberta)
  • Silver – Vanessa Keefe (Brock)
  • Bronze – Eilidh Wist (Calgary)

76kg

  • Gold – Andrea Franko (Alberta)
  • Silver – Cassie Corbett (Brock)
  • Bronze – Mary Adarkwa (Guelph)

83kg

  • Gold – Brianna Fraser (Brock)
  • Silver – Myah Phillips (Saskatchewan)
  • Bronze – Deanna Eastman (Alberta)

Final Team Standings (Men’s)

  1. Brock (83 pts)
  2. Alberta (62 pts)
  3. McMaster (48 pts)
  4. Calgary (35 pts)
  5. Saskatchewan (35 pts)
  6. Guelph (27 pts)
  7. Western (23 pts)
  8. Concordia (20 pts)
  9. Lakehead (20 pts)
  10. TMU (12 pts)
  11. Algoma (10 pts)
  12. Toronto (8 pts)
  13. Lethbridge (3 pts)
  14. UNB (3 pts)
  15. Carleton (0 pts)
  16. Queen’s (0 pts)
  17. York (0 pts)

Final Team Standings (Women’s)

  1. Brock (75 pts)
  2. Alberta (56 pts)
  3. Saskatchewan (55 pts)
  4. Calgary (54 pts)
  5. McMaster (42 pts)
  6. Western (30 pts)
  7. Guelph (26 pts)
  8. Concordia (25 pts)
  9. Algoma (9 pts)
  10. Carleton (8 pts)
  11. York (4 pts)
  12. Toronto (3 pts)
  13. Lakehead (1 pt)
  14. Queen’s (1 pt)
  15. Lethbridge (0 pts)
  16. TMU (0 pts)
  17. UNB (0 pts)