Gryphons Skate, Wrestle, Swim to Top at OUAs
February 16, 2014 - Campus Bulletin
It was a medal-filled weekend for the University of Guelph, with the figure skating team and the men’s wrestling team winning the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships.
As well, Gryphon swimmers captured 8 medals — five of them gold — at the OUA swimming championships Feb. 8.
In figure skating, the Gryphons team dethroned the three-time champions, the Western Mustangs, to capture the team gold medal Saturday. Individually, U of G athletes won medals in 13 of 14 events.
Medallists were: (gold) Francis Adamo, men’s event; Amanda Sproule, Anjuli Dabydeen, Leeann Duncan and Kelsey Sobkowich, pairs fours event; Sobkowich and Leeann Duncan, similar pairs event; Sproule and Chelsea Mulvale, intermediate similar pairs; and Rebecca Wong, senior silver solo dance; (silver) Dabydeen, gold freeskate; Sproule, senior silver freeskate; Rebecca Wong and Meagan MacDonald, creative dance; Danielle Rankie and Kristen Trottier; junior silver similar dance; Shropshire and Victoria Ambrose, senior silver similar dance; synchro team; and (bronze) MacDonald, Victoria Ambrose, Kelsey Shropshire and Rebecca Wong, bronze rhythm dance; and Sobkowich, short program.
In wrestling, the men’s team won its first championships since 2011 on Saturday. The team has now won 13 OUA titles. Guelph head coach Doug Cox earned the Coach of the Year Award and Tyson Front won the Keegan Trophy (Outstanding Male Wrestler).Guelph won five of the 10 gold medals available in the men’s weight classes.
Medallists were: (gold) Jake Jagas, 76kg class; Ben Bradford, 72kg; Kevin Iwasa-Madge, 65kg ; Jeremy Latour,120kg; (silver) Oren Furmanov, 54kg; (bronze) Navrit Wirach, 61 kg.
On the women’s side, U of G individual medallists were: (gold) Kelsey Gsell, 82 kg class; (bronze) Cierra Carere, 51 kg class; Alison Carrow,63 kg class; and Sarah Stringer, 67 kg class.
At the OUA swimming championships Feb. 8, Gryphon Alisha Harricharan won three gold medals and set two OUA records, in the 50m and 100m butterfly (26.86 and 59.53, respectively). She also won gold in the 200m butterfly and a bronze medal with her team in the 400m freestyle relay.
Other medallists were: (gold) Emily Anzai , 100m backstroke; Evan Van Moerkerke, 100m freestyle; (silver) Van Moerkerke, 50m freestyle; (bronze) Van Moerkerke, 50m breaststroke; Erica Pate, Tess Wey, Kylie Weber, and Harricharan, 400m freestyle relay.