Alberta wrestlers took to the mats today, excited to finally compete after three days of final training and tune-up sessions. The team events are featured today and tomorrow, while the individual events will take place on Friday.

In the team event, wrestlers of each weight class compete against their opponent. Alberta had a stellar day in the women’s tournament showing a 2-0 record, while the men split their matches after two of four matches.

The ladies started the day with a 55-0 win over Nunavut, including five pins and six forfeits. In the afternoon draw, Alberta won defeated Nova Scotia 48-6 with six matches won by pin to remain undefeated. Into the evening bouts, Alberta faced off against the wrestlers from Manitoba and easily won 46-4.

Alberta women are undefeated midway through their team dual tournament. They will face Newfoundland and Saskatchewan tomorrow morning round robin action, followed by the medal matches in the evening.

In the men’s competition, Alberta took on Manitoba and won the 11-match dual 33-15 with 8 Alberta wrestlers taking the win in their respective matches. In the evening round, Alberta faced the strong team from Quebec and ultimately lost the tightly contested dual 28-23.

Alberta will face Ontario and Nova Scotia tomorrow before the medal matches.

The top team of each pool will square off for the gold medal, while the second-place teams of each pool will wrestle for the bronze medal.