Rookie Broderick Collison wrestled his way to a silver medal over the October 29th and 30th weekend at the McMaster Invitational in Hamilton, Ontario.
“Mr. Collison’s podium finish this weekend at the 54 kg weight class underscores the idea that hard work and dedication pays off. Our athletes have been working very hard over the past number of weeks, and in spite of the fact that we have a young team, Mr. Collison’s finish shows that we are already at a level where we can compete at a high level and we look forward to the coming weeks,” said Allan Middleton, Assistant Coach of the squad.
From Windsor, Ontario, the first-year wrestler beat Jake Sullivan (Queen’s University) and Salam Jaberjhil (Team Impact), 10-0. Collison lost 13-6 to Kingston Wong (Brock University) to earn the silver in 54-kilogram weight class.
“Even though I got off to a slow start, I was able to pick up the pace and finish strong. I feel that this tournament was a good opportunity for me to realize what I need to work on before competing at York in 3 weeks,” added Collison after the tournament.
Also on the mats was rookie Earl McKinney, who finished in 6th in the men’s 65-kilogram division.
Source: Algoma U Athletics