UFV Signs Blue Chip Recruiting Class


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. 

Males:

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

Females:

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 balraj.virdi@ufv.ca.

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