CIS Wrestling Championship this weekend in London, Ontario
Six Sea-Hawks wrestlers will compete in the 2013 CIS Wrestling Championship this Friday and Saturday at Western University in London Ontario.
On the women's side Carla Chaytor, Noelle Laite and Breanne Coady will be competing for Memorial.
Chaytor, a St. John's native, has competed in all of Memorial's competitions this year. She finished atop her 72 kg weight class at the UNB Open in January and at the CIS Qualifying Meet in February. She is a Kinesiology student and a second year student-athlete.
Coady, from Sheet Harbour NS, is a third year wrestler at Memorial and is completing her Master of Science degree. She claimed a bronze in 67 kg at the UNB Open and finished second in 68 kg at the CIS Qualifying Meet.
Laite is a sophomore from Little Heart's Ease, NL who will be competing in the 59 kg weight class. She finished fifth in the weight class at the UNB Open and was second at the CIS Qualifying Meet.
One the men's side Tyson Drake, Robert Hermanto and Matt Patey will be wrestling for Memorial.
Drake has had a successful rookie season for Memorial. The St. John's native claimed gold at the UNB Open in the 57 kg division. He followed up that performance with a second place finish in 59 kg at the CIS Qualifying Meet.
Hermanto, also a rookie, has been wrestling in the 130kg division. He has competed in all the Sea-Hawks meets this season. The Mount Pearl native finished fourth at the Concordia Open last fall, fifth at the UNB Open and second at the CIS Qualifying Meet.
Patey is a fourth year veteran who provides the young team with leadership. The Mount Pearl native has wrestled in 82 kg this year. He finished with a bronze at the UNB Open and a first place finish at the CIS Qualifying Meet.
The team is coached by Kerri-Ann Evely.
The championship meet will take place March 1st and 2nd. On Friday the preliminary rounds will take place from 10-5:30 pm. On Saturday the fifth to eighth place matches will take place from 10am-12:30 pm. The bronze medal matches will start 12:30pm and gold medal matches and medal presentations to follow at 2:30pm.
The meet will be webcast live through the CIS.