UFV will host the 2019 Canada West wrestling championships, as decided at the Canada West conference Annual General Meeting last week in Kelowna.
The championships will be held Feb. 8 to 9 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre on the Abbotsford campus. This will be the first time the UFV Cascades have hosted a Canada West championship in any sport.
“We’re excited to host the Canada West wrestling championship for the first time,” said Steve Tuckwood, UFV’s director of athletics and campus recreation.
The 2017/18 year is the UFV wrestling program’s fourth season as a part of Canada West.
The UFV Cascades wrestlers brought home multiple medals this year, with sisters Karla and Ana Godinez Gonzalez receiving Canada West female Wrestler of the Year and female rookie of the year, respectively. Karla was also named UFV Cascades Female Athlete of the Year.
Brad Hildenbrandt and Parker McBride both took home gold in their weight classes at the U SPORTS national championships, and Karla and Ana Godinez Gonzalez were awarded silver. McBride was awarded U SPORTS male Rookie of the Year award, and Hildenbrandt was awarded UFV male Athlete of the Year.