Elite team of Juniors set for World Championships


 

TRNAVA, Slovakia – A select team of nine are headed to Slovakia to represent Canada at the 2018 Junior World Championships.

The team consists entirely of 2018 Pan American Championships medallists. All nine members came home from Fortaleza, Brazil, with hardware in August.

Jayd Davis, 53 kg, Hannah Taylor, 57 kg, and Dejah Slater, 68 kg, are all 2018 Pan American champions and will have their sights set on a podium finish.

Hunter Lee, 92 kg, and Aly Barghout, 125 kg, were silver medallists, and Sara Brinkac, 59 kg, Connor McNeice, 65 kg, Gunnar Sales, 70 kg, and Richard Deschatelets, 97 kg, each captured bronze at the championships.

Slater, of Team Impact Wrestling Club, was the top finisher at last year’s Junior World Championships, where she finished fifth.

The Junior World Championships are scheduled for September 17 to 23 in Trnava, Slovakia. Complete event information is available here: https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-championships-31

 

2018 Junior World Championships team

Women’s Freestyle

53 kg – Jayd Davis – Team Impact 1st

57 kg – Hannah Taylor – Brock Wrestling Club 1st

59 kg – Sara Brinkac – Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club 3rd

68 kg – Dejah Slater – Team Impact 1st

 

Men’s Freestyle

65 kg – Connor McNeice – Cochrane Cowboys Wrestling Club 3rd

70 kg – Gunnar Sales – Guelph Wrestling Club 3rd

92 kg – Hunter Lee – Saskatoon Wrestling Club 2nd

97 kg – Richard Deschatelets – Brock Wrestling Club 3rd

125 kg – Aly Barghout – Montreal YMHA 2nd

 

Staff

Team Leader – Lúcás Ó’Ceallacháin

International Coach – Tonya Verbeek

Coach – Martine Dugrenier

Coach – Vern McNeice

Medical – Tim Nanassy

Referee – Mike Drought

 

September 19, 2018

Qualification rounds & semifinal WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg

 

September 20, 2018

Qualification rounds & semifinal WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg

Finals WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg

 

September 21, 2018

Qualification rounds & semifinal FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg

Finals WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg

 

September 22, 2018

Qualification rounds & semifinal FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg

Finals FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg

 

September 23, 2018

Finals FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg