Medal-Winning Weekend for Gryphons

November 08, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph's men's rowing, women's field hockey and women's rugby teams all captured medals at their respective national championships this past weekend.

U of G student Adam Rabalski won the Guelph Gryphons' first-ever gold medal at the Canadian University Rowing Championships Sunday in Victoria. Mark Henry won a silver medal in the lightweight men’s singles, and Tyler Wilson and Mike Veltri took the bronze in the lightweight men's doubles. It was Guelph's best Canadian University Rowing Championships to date. The women ended up ranked ninth in Canada, and the men finished in fifth place. Gryphon coach David Leger was nominated for the Men's Coach of the Year award.

In women’s rugby, the Gryphons reached the podium for the sixth straight year at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. The team won the bronze medal by defeating the Lethbridge Pronghorns Sunday afternoon at Trent University. Guelph has won eight medals in the 13-year history of the championships.

In women’s field hockey, U of G won its first-ever CIS bronze medal Sunday, defeating the University of Victoria. The game was a rematch of last year’s CIS bronze-medal match, won 2-1 by Victoria. It was the third time Guelph had reached the bronze-medal game. U of G hosted this year's championships.

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