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The two-day national meet returns to Western University for the first time since 2000. The preliminary rounds are set for Friday, starting at 10 a.m., with the classification matches (10 a.m.), bronze-medal bouts (12:30 p.m.) and championship finals (2:30 p.m.) following on Saturday at Alumni Hall.
All sessions from both days will be webcast live on www.CIS-SIC.tv.
The University of Saskatchewan Huskie wrestling teams will be led by four fifth-year athletes at the 2013 CIS Championship.
Leading the way for the Huskies on the men’s side will be reigning champion in the 72-kg weight class Ryan Myrfield. The fifth-year won his fourth straight Canada West gold medal in 2013 and will look for his fourth straight CIS gold. Fifth-year Landon Squires took his fourth straight Canada West medal in the 90-kg weight class at the 2013 conference championship. He has won two CIS silver medals in his career.
To help the two senior wrestlers in CIS experience will be Dylan Bray (57-kg), Shane Johnson (54-kg) and Theo Dow (61-kg). Malcolm Meekins (65-kg) and Samson Swan (130-kg) will compete on the national stage for the first time.
Five Huskies qualified for the CIS Championship on the women’s side including fifth-year Canada West silver medalists Natasha Kramble (48-kg) and Koren Pitkethly (59-kg). Kramble is a two-time CIS bronze medalists, while Pitkethly has won silver twice on the national stage. Second-year Hannah Franson (55-kg) won a bronze in 2012 at the CIS Championship, while Silke Svenkeson (51-kg) and Taylor Follensbee (72-kg) will compete for the first time at the national championship.
Saskatchewan’s men enter the CIS Championship after finishing in second at the conference championship, while the women finished fourth.
Women (inaugural women’s championship in 1999)
2010 Simon Fraser
2008 Simon Fraser
2006 Simon Fraser
2005 Simon Fraser
2004 Simon Fraser
2003 Simon Fraser
Men (last 20 years)
2010 Simon Fraser
2009 Simon Fraser
1999 to 2008 Brock (10 straight titles)
PAST CIS WRESTLERS OF THE YEAR (last 10 years)
2012 Emma Brightwell, Lakehead
2011 Gen Haley, Calgary
2010 Gen Haley, Calgary
2009 Heidi Erdle, Calgary
2008 Miranda Dick, Simon Fraser
2007 Hana Askren, Concordia
2006 Emily Richardson, Simon Fraser
2005 Ellen Macro, McMaster
2004 Martine Dugrenier, Concordia
2003 Tara Hedican, Guelph
2012 Preston Mikulasik, Lakehead
2011 Vince Cormier, UNB
2010 Shujon Mazumber, Toronto
2009 David Tremblay, Concordia
2008 Dustyn Fisher, Simon Fraser
2007 Jamie Macari, Brock
2006 Sheldon Francis, McMaster
2005 Ryan Weicker, Brock
2004 Adam Fera, Brock
2003 David Kooperberg, Calgary
CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (all sessions webcast live on www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Thursday, February 28
17:00 Weigh-ins (Sheraton Hotel – Balmoral Ballroom)
Friday, March 1
10:00 Preliminaries Round 1 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
13:00 Preliminaries Round 2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
15:30 Preliminaries Round 3 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Saturday, March 2
10:00 Classification matches 5th-8th place (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
12:30 Bronze-medal matches (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
14:30 Championship finals (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Awards Banquet (Sheraton Hotel – Bristol Ballroom)