Huskies Bring Home Hardware From Golden Bear Open

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie men's and women's wrestling teams combined to bring home 10 medals including three gold from the 2016 Golden Bear Open hosted Saturday at the University of Alberta.

Katie Dutchak (51kg), Josh Bodnarchuk (61kg) and Nathan Galan (65kg) all struck gold for the Huskies in Edmonton. Dutchak won an exciting 10-9 decision against teammate Annie Monteith in an all-Huskie final. Bodnarchuk finished his four matches undefeated, surrendering just two points on the day. Galan won all three of his bouts with a pair of decision victories to capture gold.

Overall, the men's team finished tied for second with the Calgary Dinos in the event with 41 points. The Winnipeg Wesmen took home top spot with 42 points. On the women's side it was the Calgary Dinos squeaking out a one point win in the team event with 36 points. The Huskies finished up in fourth place with 23 points.

Seven other Huskies medalled in Saturday's event to bring the total to 10 for the team. On the women's side Annie Montieth (51kg) and Kiera Prior (82kg) each brought home silver medals, while Alex Schell (48kg) ended up with a bronze. For the men, Andrew Johnson (82kg) finished in second place with Coden Nikbakht (76kg) Noah Bertholet (90kg) and Jacob Phillips (120kg) each wrapping up the day in third.

Saskatchewan will return to the mats January 23rd at their lone home event of the season, the Huskie Open. Action begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Huskie Results

Women

Alex Schell 3rd - 48 kg

Katie Dutchak 1st - 51 kg

Annie Monteith 2nd - 51 kg

Faye Tuck – 5th - 59 kg

Kiera Prior 2nd - 82 kg

Rebecca ells 6th - 82 kg

MEN

Josh Bodnarchuk 1st – 61 kg

Nathan Galan 1st - 65kg

Malcolm Meekins 4th - 72 kg

Coden Nikbakht 3rd - 76 kg

Trent Siemens 6th - 76 kg

Andrew Johnson 2nd - 82 kg

Noah Bertholet 3rd - 90 kg

Liam Graham 4th - 100 kg

Everett Bell 5th - 100 kg

Jacob Phillips 3rd - 120 kg