Marauders win silver at OUA wrestling championships

February 13, 2017
photo by Rick Zazulak     McMaster’s Joban Phulka sizes up Brock’s Clayton Pye during their 90kg final. Phulka would win gold.

The Marauders men's wrestling team finished second to repeat as Ontario University Athletics silver medalists at this weekend's championship tournament, held at the David Braley Athletic Centre.

The Marauders women's team finished just three points back of bronze, to finish fourth.

The number one-ranked Brock Badgers won gold in both men's and women's.The Brock women won their third straight title while it was the second banner in as many seasons for the men.

In all, McMaster totalled 12 medals, with Joban Phulka leading the home side to their only gold in the 90kg division. Rob Smith (54kg), Erik Joy (65kg), Bennet Zahra (72kg), Ahmed Shamiya (76kg), Bradley MaGarrey (82kg), and Ameen Aghamirian (120kg) all won silver for the men, with Kais Al-Khaldi (57kg) winning a lone bronze.

It was Shamiya’s loss in the 76kg final that shocked the home crowd, as Brock’s Tyler Rowe found his revenge against the opponent that had bettered him at each of the past two CIS Championships.

On the women’s side, the Marauders saw Monica Wood (51kg) and Nicole Roach (63kg) win silver, and the pair of Jenna Leslie (59kg) and Charlene Forde-Smith (67kg) win bronze.

Full weekend details at Marauders.ca.