Concordia's Alex Moore was named the outstanding male competitor and the Stingers won seven medals at the U Sports wrestling championships hosted by University of Alberta in Edmonton on the weekend.
Competing at 90 kilos, Moore went undefeated and earned a technical fall win (10-0) over McMaster University’s Howard Moffat in the gold medal match.
This is the second time Moore has earned the outstanding wrestler award at nationals. The third-year competitor from Montreal earned a gold medal and the U Sports honour in 2019. He won a bronze medal in 2018.
The long-time member of the Canadian national team has had an impressive 2022-23 season. He’s placed first at three university tournaments. He also won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in August.
Rookie Connor Church, 76 kilos, earned a gold medal at his first university national championship. He defeated Max Budgey from Brock University in the final (decision 13-10).
Third-year student-athlete Jeremy Poirier, 100 kilos, defeated Omogbai Asekohme from McMaster University (13-8) in the final to win his first gold medal. He placed fourth in 2020 and fifth in 2017.
Other results on the men’s side include: Liam Menard, 68 kilos, fifth place; Sam Garland, 72 kilos, fifth place, and Angus Scott who finished eighth at 125 kilos.
The Concordia men’s team finished tied in fifth place with University of Calgary. Both schools had 39 points. Brock finished in first place with 65 points. There were 15 universities in the competition.
With 32 points, the Stingers’ women’s team finished in sixth place out of 15 teams. Alberta was first with 65 points.
All four Concordia women in the competition came home with medals. Laurence Beauregard led the way with a gold medal. At 63 kilos, she defeated Alberta’s Aleah Nickel. This was Beauregard’s fourth appearance at university nationals. She earned bronze medals in 2018 and 2020.
At 67 kilos, Amanda Savard won a silver medal after losing a 4-2 decision to Katie Mulkay of Alberta.
Rookie Alexia Sherland, 72 kilos, also won a silver medal. She lost a 14-11 decision to Andrea Franko of Alberta.
Virginie Kaze Gascon, 56 kilos, beat Macy Malysaik from McMaster in the bronze medal match.