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Wrestling invasion at Loyola

by Archives October 23, 2002

Are ya ready for some wrestling Concordia?

The occasion to see Concordia’s finest ringmasters in action is an extreme rarity and your best chance is coming up this Sunday at the team’s annual tournament that will be held at Loyola gym.

The action gets under way at 9 a.m. If you’re not that much of an early bird then aim to make the finals which are tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m.

The tournament will be packed with between 100 and 129 wrestlers who are all geared up for the first university meet of the season.

Universities will be coming from all-around to participate in the meet. Amongst those that will converge on the gymnasium will be the defending men’s and women’s champions from Brock as well as New Brunswick, Memorial, McMaster, Queen’s, University of Toronto and the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club.

These teams will be representing some of the top university wrestling programs in the country.

But not worry all you die-hard Concordia sports fans, our school will be well represented by some quality athletes in several different categories. They are Tyler Marghetis, 74 kilos; Tony Ronci, 68 kilos; and Jason Chen, 74 kilos. As well as the 2002 Concordia Female Athlete of the Year, Martine Dugrenier.

Dugrenier had an incredible season last year as she racked up an astounding five gold medals in five tournaments. Unfortunately, for the time being, she will be wrestling for the Montreal Wrestling Club and will only return with the team in January.

Another one of the more notable Concordian’s is Ronci, who took home a gold medal in this same tournament last year and added three bronze medals during the year.

Marghetis has already seen some action this year, participating in the 2002 Copa Sparta in Puerto Rico earlier this month. There she finished second in her division.

Dugrenier was also amongst those that competed and finished first in her division.

“It will be a good international event,” said Concordia veteran coach Victor Zilberman on the Concordian recreation and athletics website. “Every year it’s a good tournament with good wrestling.”

Wrestling is one of those events that can easily be overlooked and doesn’t come around that often. So go and support another successful varsity team that should be going place this year.

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