Gryphons Wrestle, Swim to Top at OUAs

February 14, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

In another medal-filled weekend for the University of Guelph, the men's wrestling team won the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships, and the women placed fourth. As well, Gryphon swimmers captured 15 medals — six of them gold — at the OUA swimming championships at U of G, and 14 athletes qualified for the national championships to be held Feb. 23 to 27 in Calgary.

The men’s wrestling team has now won 12 OUA titles. This year at Lakehead University, U of G won 10 medals: five gold, four silver and a bronze. First-year student Kelsey Gsell was named the OUA women’s rookie of the year.

Wrestling medallists were: (gold) Jacob Jagas, Korey Jarvis, John Fitzgerald, Allison Leslie and Kelsey Gsell; (silver) Robert Filman, Kevin Iwasa-Madge, Mathieu Deschatelets and Jade Papke; and (bronze) Daniel Greenacre.

At the OUA swimming championships, the Guelph’s men’s 400m medley relay team — Ben Roberts, Matt Stephenson, Wil Wright and Troy Baxter — won a gold medal and set a meet record.

Roberts, Stephenson, Wright and David Nowicki won gold in the 200m medley relay.

Roberts, team captain, won a gold medal in the 50m backstroke and silver in the 100m backstroke.

Wright won four individual medals: gold, 100m freestyle; silver, 50m and 100m butterfly; and bronze, 50m freestyle.

Gryphon Chantique Payne won gold in the 100m butterfly (meet record) and 50m butterfly; silver in the 100m freestyle; and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Alisha Harricharan won bronze in the 100m and 200m butterfly. The men’s 200m freestyle relay team — Chad Johnson, Troy Baxter, Chris Miller and Jordan Duggan — also won bronze.

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