Battle At The Falls
(Niagara Falls, ON – May 31 2013) Team Canada won the Battle At The Falls, an international women wrestling dual event featuring Canada, the United States and Ukraine held in Niagara Falls to end the FILA International Wrestling Month.
Ultimately, this event was not about the wrestling, it was about the awareness raised for wrestling in this critical week for the sport and its future, showcasing some of the best in the sport as wrestling is trying to claw its way back to the Olympic Games programming.
Youth Wrestling is on a rise in Niagara as Brock Badgers start their second summer season this July/August. With coaching such as Tonya Verbeek (three time Olympian medalist) and Jessie MacDonald reigning World champion, The Brock Junior Badgers are spoil't with world class talent leading the way in their club.
Among the guest list who attended the event, Canadian legend Richard DesChatelets, American legend Dan Gable, former wrestler and current UFC fighter Sean Pierson, as well as a long-list of others Olympians who represented Canada at the Olympic Games.
Final Team Standings
1. Canada: 38 points (20+18)
2. United States: 26 points (16, 10)
3. Ukraine : 24 points (13, 11)