Carlyle’s Nathen Schmidt won the Canada-West Championships at 61kg at the University of Fraser Valley.
This is Nathen’s second Canada-West title in his first two years of university, one at 68kg and one at 61kg.
Nathen’s team, The University of Alberta GoldenBears, also took home the Men’s Team title winning by 1 point over the University of Saskatchewan.
Manor’s Angela Aalbers and Tianna Kennet also competed at the Canada-West Championships over the weekend. Tianna took home a gold medal in the 55kg weight class with the University of Calgary and was named the Co-Women’s Athlete of the year. Angela placed 4th in the 63kg weight class and her team, the University of Saskatchewan, won the Women’s Canada-West Team Title.
Nathen and Tianna qualified their weight classes for the U-Sports National Wrestling Championships on Feb. 22nd.