Two graduates of Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside won gold medals at the recent U Sports national wrestling championships at the University of Calgary
Hannah Taylor of Cornwall, P.E.I., won top honours in the female 59-kilogram category, and Ligrit Sadiku of Summerside delivered a championship-winning performance in the male 57-kilogram class. The performances capped a tremendous university season for Taylor and Sadiku, who both reached the podium in every university meet they competed.
Taylor and Sadiku are members of the Brock Badgers, who captured both the male and female team titles. Brock is located in St. Catharines, Ont.
Taylor went 3-0 (won-lost) on Day 1 of competition. She posted a first-round pin victory, scored a 10-6 decision in the second round and won by technical superiority in the first round of her third match.
Taylor went on to record an 11-0 technical superiority victory over Julie Steffler of Western University in the gold-medal match on Day 2.
Sadiku also posted three impressive victories on the first day of competition. He opened with a superiority score of 10-0 in 30 seconds; won 10-0 in another technical fall in his second bout and won his third match by a technical fall score of 13-2.
He went on to win the gold medal on the event’s second day by posting a technical superiority score of 11-0 against the University of Alberta’s Jordan Wong.
The opening day of competition featured 15 Canadian universities entered in two pools for a round-robin competition. The top two athletes from each pool advanced to the finals the next day.