Gold For Mustangs Wrestlers At Brock Open

From the Western Mustangs:

St. Catharines, ON – The Mustangs wrestling team kicked off the second half of their season on Saturday, travelling to St. Catharines to compete in the Brock Open.

Two Mustangs won individual gold medals. Madi Parks went a perfect 3-0 on the day in the 51 kg division to win the gold. Earlier this season, Parks placed 2nd at the Canadian Olympic Wrestling Trails and is the alternate for the 2020 Olympic team at 50 kg. Park beat Guelph’s Hannah Little in the final. Jennifer Nwamadi, wrestling in the 82 kg weight class, won all four of her matches to also claim the gold medal.

“Jennifer wrestled well all day. She stayed focused and composed throughout her matches, especially in a close final where she beat Brock’s Leah Smith 6-5,” said Mustangs head coach Scott Proctor.

Lead by Parks and Nwamadi, the women’s team placed 3rd overall. First-year wrestler Paige Baynham, competing in the 72kg division, placed 3rd. Paige is dual sport athlete also playing for the Mustang tennis player.

The Men’s team was lead by second-year wrestler Hassan Al-Hayawi who won the silver medal at 65 kg. Hassan lost in the finals to Lakehead’s Marco Palermo. “Hassan was injured in the first half of the season and has been working hard at practice and has shown significant improvement in his wrestling, so it was great to see him get a chance to compete.” said Proctor “He was wrestling well in the final before he got caught in a cradle and pinned.”

Adam Pacyga also picked up a bronze medal competing in the 82 kg division.

Next up for the Mustangs is the Guelph Open on Saturday, January 18.

Brock Open Results
1st Madi Parks 51 kg
1st Jennifer Nwamadi 72 kg
2nd Hassan Al-Hayawi 65 kg
3rd Paige Baynham 72 kg
3rd Adam Pacyga 82 kg
4th Arjun Sahota 100 kg
5th Maharus Noorani 120 kg
6th Ella Doornaert 55 kg
6th Tyanna Soucy 82 kg

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