Stingers take top spot at Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships

Photo courtesy Lakehead Athletics


Photo courtesy Lakehead Athletics

The men’s wrestling team took top spot this past weekend at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling championships hosted by Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Stingers accumulated a total 55 points, just edging out the University of New Brunswick, which had 52 points, and the University of Regina with 49 points.

David Tremblay and David Zilberman both won the gold medal matches in their weight categories, while Stephen De Layen, Scott Schiller and Matt Miller won their bronze medal matches.

The women finished in seventh place with 24 points.

Nikita Chicoine defeated Larissa D’Alleva from the University of Western Ontario to earn her third first-place finish of the year.

Chicoine came in first in her weight category (63 kg) in both the UNB Invitational and the Quebec qualifying earlier this year.

Concordia sent one of its largest teams ever to the tournament; 12 Stingers took part in the tournament and nine took home medals.

The team’s head coach Victor Zilberman was named coach of the year.

It wasn’t the first accolade Zilberman collected this season; in November, he was one of 43 coaches from across Canada who was presented with the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

It was his 10th time receiving the honour, and this is his 34th year as head coach of Concordia’s wrestling program.



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