Female wrestler Jessica Brenton of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and male wrestler Caleb Rutner of the Winnipeg Wrestling Club were selected as the outstanding female and male wrestlers of the meet at the 2012 Wesmen Open wrestling meet held at Tec Voc High School last weekend.
Rutner, a 17-year-old grade 11 student at St. Paul’s High School, placed first in the men’s 65-kilogram class. Rutner also won male wrestler of the meet in the junior division of the event.
Brenton, a first-year Wesmen athlete, took first in the women’s 59 kg class. Rachel Alder of Springs Christian and Amber Wiebe of Morden were named co-winners of the female wrestler of the meet in junior division.
Alder, a Grade 11 student, won the girls’ 51 kg class while Wiebe, a Grade 10 student, won the girls’ 46 kg class.
Caroline Tess of the U of W placed fourth in the 63 kg class helping lift the Wesmen women to a third-place overall finish at the meet. Lakehead placed first in both the men’s and women’s divisions. On the men’s side Mat Tripple placed second in the 76 kg class and Nathan Sullivan was fourth in the 68 kg class.