Not content to sit on their laurels after a banner season that saw Brad Hildebrant bring the first ever U Sports title back to Cascade Country, Co-Head Coaches Raj Virdi and Arjan Bhullar have brought in a decorated class of many recruits into the Fraser Valley. Leading a class of five female signees is the newly minted Canada Games Champion, Ana Godinez. Ana joins her older sister Karla, a Canada West Bronze Medalist and Rookie of the year on the roster and will look to make an immediate impact in her own rookie season. Also joining the UFV Roster are Tristina Howse, Brittany Chiu, and Washington State imports Glaysia Sparling, and Arian Zemke. Collectively these girls bring five state/provincial medals and a veritable treasure chest of National Hardware.
The nine member men’s rookie class will also be able to make an immediate impact on Canada West and U Sport. From Parker McBride, a decorated and savvy freestyle wrestler with experience on the Washington Junior Dual team holding down the 54kg weight class, to a pair of giants in the 100kg Tanjot Kahlon and 120kg Sajjann Randhawa. This class will dot almost every weight of the Cascades line up. The most credentialed of the bunch, however, is hometown hero, Navdeep Toor. Toor is a four time Provincial and three time National champion who also boasts a 2015 Cadet Pan-Am bronze on his resume.
Parker McBride 54kg
Navdeep Toor 57kg
Jacob Torres 61kg
Eknoor Bajwa 65kg
Omar Raghuzar 68kg
Karan Dhillon 72kg
De'Andre Williams 76kg
Tanjot Kahlon 100kg
Ana Godinez 63kg
Brittany Chiu 67kg
Ariana Zemke 67kg
Tristina Howse 72kg
Glaysia Sparling 82kg
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades provides the only U Sport wrestling team in BC. The program is led by 2012 Olympian Arjan Bhullar and multiple time National Team Member, Raj Virdi. Through the University of the Fraser Valley and the Cascades Wrestling Club, they are dedicated to growing wrestling at all levels and providing opportunity for BC’s elite to compete. For inquires please contact arjan.Bhullar@ufv.ca and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting on August 9th, BC Wrestling’s finest will have the chance to compete at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. The experienced and highly decorated girls team is poised to win. The team features four reigning Juvenile National Champions: Emilee Lai, Alexia Seal, Jacqueline Lew, Sara Brinkac, Ana Godinez and Cadet National Champion Victoria Seal. Lew and Seal are also members of the Junior National Team and Seal will be returning directly from the Junior World Championships. Coach Mike McDonald believes “the team is one of the strongest we've put forward in years. It is our sincere belief that we can win multiple individual golds and take home the team title”. The boys team will be bringing a mix of veterans and upcoming talent to Winnipeg. Leadership and high performance will be expected from the duo of Juvenile Silver Medalists Connor Pattison and Aaron Badovinac. Cadet National Champion Parmjot Sidhu and Juvenile National Champion Harbans Gill are another pair to be watching for.
On behalf of all BC Wrestling, we urge you to join us in wishing our wrestlers the best of luck at the Canada Summer Games, held August 9th- 11th. Follow along on twitter: @2017CanadaGames.
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