Wrestling Canada Lutte Spring 2022 Newsletter
OTTAWA – (2022 – 06 – 14) – Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) and Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) today announced the athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada in wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England taking place July 28 to August 8, 2022.
Wrestling Canada Lutte announces 2022 cadet Pan-American Championships team
OTTAWA— Wrestling Canada Lutte is pleased to announce the 17 athletes, coaches and team staff that will represent Canada at the 2022 Cadet (U17) Pan-American Championships, June 24-26 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials
EDMONTON –The 2022 Canadian Wrestling Trials took place May 26-29 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the University of Alberta. Hundreds of wrestlers descended on the ‘city of champions’ for the Trials as new victors were crowned in senior (20+), U20-junior (18-20) and U17-cadet (16-17) age divisions for Women’s Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle and Men’s Greco-Roman.
In total, there were 80 weight classes split between the three age groups. The Trials were used to determine international teams for continental, world championships and multi-sport games, such as the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
2022 Canadian Wrestling Championships
TSUUT’INA NATION, AB – The 2022 Canadian Wrestling Championships began June 9, from the Chiefs Sportsplex and Chief Jim Starlight Centre in Tsuut’ina Nation, Alberta. The event, a celebration of wrestling in Canada, crowned champions in U19, U17 and, new for this year, U15 age categories.
The Championships, which ran until June 12, featured men’s freestyle (FS), men’s Greco-Roman (GR), women’s freestyle (WW) and women’s Greco-Roman (WGR) wrestling. Close to 400 athletes competed as each age group features 12 weight classes for each style.
Canada claims 11 medals, including five gold at 2022 Pan-American Championships
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – It turned out to be a golden weekend for Canadian wrestlers as they took part in the 2022 Pan-American (Pan-Am) Championships in Acapulco, Mexico, May 5-8. In all, the Canadian team brought home 11 medals including five gold, four silver and two bronze.
Wrestler Origins – Amar Dhesi
n episode 2 of Wrestling Canada Lutte’s (WCL) Wrestler Origins series, we profile Tokyo Olympian Amar Dhesi. He tells us about his family’s history with the sport, some of his fondest memories and what it meant to represent Canada at the Olympics
Where are they now – Leah Ferguson
Leah Ferguson did not fall in love with wrestling the first time she stepped onto a mat. It took her almost seven years, and overcoming multiple challenges, to realize her passion for it. Yet even as the former Olympian transitioned out of active competition, she wasn’t ready to leave the sport behind. Now, Ferguson is giving back as a coach but also with her latest initiative: leading a program that works with different Indigenous communities in Manitoba to help restart and establish wrestling programs and push towards the 2023 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).
Call for Nominations – Board of Directors 2022
Wrestling Canada Lutte is seeking nominations for its volunteer Board of Directors with elections to take place at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (virtual) at the end July 2022.
Please see the BOD Nominations Guide.
The deadline to apply is July 8, 2022
Edmonton to host 2023 Wrestling Team Trials
WCL and the Friends of the World Cup of Wrestling Society are pleased to announce the 2023 Canadian Team Trials will be held December 15-17, 2023 at the Saville Community Sports Centre (U of Alberta South Campus). The trials will serve as a selection event for the opportunity to represent Canada at international qualifying events for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Upcoming WCL Events
Canada Cup, July 1-7, 2022, Summerside, PEI
WCL Annual General Meeting (virtual) week of July 25, 2022
WCL Annual Members Meeting (in person), Aug. 27-28, 2022, Ottawa, ON