Four medals for Gryphon wrestlers at Guelph Open meet

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons claimed four medals, two of them gold, at the Guelph Open wrestling tournament Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.

Hannah Little won both of her matches in the women’s 55-kilogram class to claim gold. The class ran with a round-robin format and Little defeated SueAnne Harms of the Saskatoon Wrestling Club with a 10-6 decision and Daina Armstrong of Brock with a fall to take the title.

Job Reinhart won the men’s 97 kg. class by a fall over Ikjyot Randhawa of Mississauga’s Akhara of Champions club. They were the only two wrestlers in the class.

Kyle Robinson of the Gryphs was third in the men’s 61 kg. class. He defeated Joey Martin of Brock 10-0 in the third-place match.

Alexander Chaves of the Gryphs was third in the men’s 74 kg. category behind a pair of Brock wrestlers as Jevon Balfour was first and Ty Bridgwater second. Chaves defeated Adam Thompson of the London-Western Wrestling Club 14-3 in the bronze-medal match.

Three other Gryphs had top-five finishes as Jayden Sparks was fourth in the women’s 59 kg. class, Lauren Chew was fifth in the women’s 65 kg. class and Simon Chaves was fifth in the men’s 86 kg. class.

Members of the Guelph Wrestling Club claimed three medals at the meet – two silver and a bronze.

Natassya Lu was second in the women’s 50 kg. class. She had three wins in four bouts in round-robin competition.

Gunnar Sales was awarded silver in the men’s 70 kg. class. He met Dave Habit of the New York Athletic Club in the final, but had to default the match after injuring a shoulder 11 seconds into the match.

Elvir Uzunovic was third in the same class. He won by injury default over Caleb Rutner of the Montreal Wrestling Club in the bronze-medal match.

Sean Shoemaker of the Guelph Wrestling Club was fourth in the men’s 79 kg. class while clubmate Jake Michaelis was fifth in the same class.

The Gryphs are to host the OUA championship meet Feb. 1 at the GGAC.


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