Marco Palermo Wins Wrestling Gold

Marco Palermo wins big at wrestling championships
Marco Palermo wins big at wrestling championships
Marco Palermo wins big at wrestling championships
Marco Palermo wins big at wrestling championships

WINNIPEG – Lakehead Wrestling had three athletes, Marco Palermo (54kg), Kevin Leatherdale (61kg) and Jessica Bershatsky (51kg), compete in the U SPORTS wrestling championships this weekend. All three wrestlers place in the top 6 of the Championships.

Marco Palermo placed first in the 54kg weight class along side being named first team all star. Marco also received the U SPORTS Men’s Rookie of the Year and won all four of his matches by technical superiority, including his final match 10-0.

Kevin Leatherdale placed 5th in the 61kg weight class, defeating Charles Cook of the Calgary Dinos 14-4 and Jessica Bershatsky placed 6th at 51kg.

Full Individual Results/Brackets here.


Men – 54kg
1st Place – Marco Palermo of Lakehead Thunderwolves
2nd Place – Chris Nikolau of Western Mustangs
3rd Place – Sina Ghazizadah of Alberta Golden Bears
4th Place – Daniel Amberson of Regina Cougars
5th Place – Rob Smith of McMaster Marauders

Men – 61kg
1st Place – Chris McIsaac of Brock Badgers
2nd Place – Elvir Uzunovic of Guelph Gryphons
3rd Place – Melvin Arciaga of Alberta Golden Bears
4th Place – Ayobami Peloula of Saskatchewan Huskies
5th Place – Kevin Leatherdale of Lakehead Thunderwolves
6th Place – Charles Cook of Calgary Dinos
7th Place – David Gillis of UNB Varsity Reds

Women – 51kg
1st Place – Tina McLaren of Brock Badgers
2nd Place – Jade Dufour of Concordia Stingers
3rd Place – Amber Weibe of Regina Cougars
4th Place – Farah Taj of Alberta Pandas
5th Place – Karla Godinez of Fraser Valley Cascades
6th Place – Jessica Bershatsky of Lakehead Thunderwolves
7th Place – Monica Wood of McMaster Marauders



  1. Brock Badgers 77.0
  2. McMaster Marauders 37.0
  3. Alberta Golden Bears 35.0
  4. Regina Cougars 34.0
  5. Concordia Stingers 33.0
  6. Western Mustangs 33.0
  7. UNB Varsity Reds 31.0
  8. Calgary Dinos 30.0
  9. Saskatchewan Huskies 27.0
  10. Guelph Gryphons 26.0
  11. Winnipeg Wesmen 21.0
  12. Lakehead Thunderwolves 14.0
  13. Fraser Valley Cascades 12.0
  14. Ryerson Rams 2.0


  1. Brock Badgers 67.0
  2. Guelph Gryphons 34.0
  3. Saskatchewan Huskies 32.0
  4. Alberta Pandas 30.0
  5. Calgary Dinos 27.0
  6. Western Mustangs 21.0
  7. Regina Cougars 17.0
  8. McMaster Marauders 16.0
  9. Winnipeg Wesmen 16.0
  10. Concordia Stingers 10.0
  11. Fraser Valley Cascades 8.0
  12. Toronto Varsity Blues 5.0
  13. Lakehead Thunderwolves 3.0
  14. Ryerson Rams 0.0
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